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50 Wildest Guns N’ Roses Moments

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Rumors are swirling that Guns N' Roses may reform in some iteration of their classic lineup — the five-man powder keg existing between 1985 and 1990 that produced a single studio album and a trail of destruction in its wake. However, the story of this combustible band spans 30 years of sex, drugs, fights, riots, near-death experiences, mountain lions, bitch-slap rapping, cocaine tongues and one mysterious dude with a KFC bucket on his head. Here are 50 crazy stories about one of rock's all-time craziest bands.

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LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 10: (L-R) Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, Slash and Steven Adler of the rock group 'Guns n' Roses' in a still from the video shoot for the song 'It's So Easy' at the Cathouse which was also a warm-up gig for when they were to open for the Rolling Stones a week later on October 10, 1989 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Marc S Canter/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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October 10th, 1989: Axl Rose Punches David Bowie

Axl Rose's short fuse made him plenty of enemies, but after he punched David Bowie, he somehow managed to make a friend. Bowie showed up on the video set of "It's So Easy," where he apparently paid too much attention to Axl's girlfriend Erin Everly. Axl handled the situation in the expected fashion, punching the Thin White Duke and throwing him off the set. Bowie quickly apologized, and the two went out for a long night of boozing at the China Club.

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Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

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October 18th, 1989: Axl Threatens to Quit in Front of Rolling Stones Crowd

During the first of four dates opening for the Rolling Stones at the L.A. Coliseum, Axl aired some of his band's dirty laundry. "I hate to do this on stage," the singer announced via the introduction to heroin abuse tirade "Mr. Brownstone," "but I tried every other fucking way. And unless certain people in this band get their shit together, these will be the last Guns N' Roses shows you'll fucking ever see. 'Cause I'm tired of too many people in this organization dancing with Mr. Goddamn Brownstone." Slash, one of the primary targets of Axl's rant, later told VH1, "I knew it was directed at me, because I was real strung out at the time. But it was probably one of the things that made me hate Axl more than anything."