The drug abuse of some members of the group was becoming a source of controversy with their music label, which demanded that the band modify their habits.The members took further steps to deal with their addictions after Rose threatened to end the band if they continued with their heavy drug abuse.

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When Tracii Guns and Robbie Gardner could not attend the first Guns N' Roses show in Seattle, Rose called guitarist Slash and drummer Steven Adler, whom he had met recently, and asked if they would join the band on stage for the show.

The two agreed and the band's most famous line-up was finalized. Copies of the EP reached Geffen Records executives who soon signed the band.

Guns N' Roses was founded in Los Angeles in June 1985.

Their unique style incorporated punk, blues, thrash, and other genres of music into the popular heavy metal music of the time.

Mc Kagan, Slash and Adler were constantly seen on stage under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

Members of the crew at the time even stated that Slash had to be carried on to the stage by a group of people and that he often passed out after the concerts ended.The band was formed by singer Axl Rose, guitarists Tracii Guns and Izzy Stradlin', bassist Duff Mc Kagan, and drummer Rob Gardner.The name was derived from a combination of the last names of Guns and Rose, as well as making reference to members' affiliation with their previous bands: Hollywood Rose and LA Guns.On the way back to Los Angeles, the five members wrote the lyrics for the song "Welcome to the Jungle", which eventually became their signature song. Appetite for Destruction, GNR's debut album, was released on August 21, 1987.The album sold 20 million copies and hit #1 on the charts. She is an author, she is an outspoken feminist activist, she is a mother, and she is a model, for starters.