April 28th, 1990: Axl Rose and Erin Everly Have Las Vegas Wedding
Axl's relationship with longtime girlfriend Erin Everly came to a tipping point when the two married at Cupid's Inn Chapel in Las Vegas on April 28, 1990. Everly, Axl's inspiration for "Sweet Child of Mine," allegedly wanted an annulment within 48 hours. The marriage would officially end just 10 months later in January. "Erin and I treated each other like shit," said Axl. "Sometimes we treated each other great, because the children in us were best friends. But then there were other times when we just fucked up each other's lives completely." The abusive nature of the relationship was wildly apparent to friends and onlookers but made a public display when Great White allegedly used a recording of Everly fending off punches from Axl on the Psycho City album.