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Guns N’ Roses’ Early Days

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Axl Rose and Slash perform as Hollywood Rose at Madam Wong's East in Hollywood, California on June 28, 1984.

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Guns N' Roses, June 6, 1985

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Guns N’ Roses, June 6, 1985

Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steve Adler perform for the first time as Guns N' Roses on June 6, 1985 at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California.

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Guns N' Roses, June 6, 1985

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Guns N’ Roses, June 6, 1985

June 6, 1985's gig at Hollywood's Troubadour marked the first performance of the Appetite for Destruction lineup.

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Canter's Deli, June 12, 1985

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Canter’s Deli, June 12, 1985

Guns N' Roses seated in a booth at Canter's Deli on June 12, 1985

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Backstage on June 28, 1985 in Los Angeles

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Backstage on June 28, 1985 in Los Angeles

Guns N' Roses backstage at the Stardust on June 28, 1985 in Los Angeles when they performed their cover of "Mama Kin" for the first time.

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September 20, 1985 at the Troubadour

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September 20, 1985 at the Troubadour

Guns N' Roses performing on September 20, 1985 at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California.

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October 18, 1985, Los Angeles.

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October 18, 1985, Los Angeles.

On October 18, 1985 Guns N' Roses played to a sparse crowd at the Country Club in Los Angeles.

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The Roxy, January 18, 1986.

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The Roxy, January 18, 1986.

Paul Black of L.A. Guns performing with Guns N' Roses at the Roxy in Hollywood, California on January 18, 1986.

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The Roxy, January 18, 1986.

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The Roxy, January 18, 1986.

The Guns N' Roses show at Hollywood's Roxy on January 18, 1986 included the first and only public performance of "Good Night Tonight."

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Guns N' Roses at the Troubadour on February 28, 1986 in Hollywood

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Guns N’ Roses at the Troubadour on February 28, 1986 in Hollywood

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Backstage at the Troubadour

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Backstage at the Troubadour

Slash reclines backstage after his performance with Guns N' Roses at the Troubadour on February 28, 1986 in Hollywood, California.

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Fenders Ballroom, 1986

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Fenders Ballroom, 1986

Izzy, Axl, and Duff backstage after their performance at Fenders Ballroom in Long Beach, California on March 21, 1986.

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Guns N' Roses, 1986

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Guns N’ Roses, 1986

Guns N' Roses perform a 10 P.M. show on March 28, 1986 in Hollywood, California.

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Whiskey and a Cigarette

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Whiskey and a Cigarette

Slash enjoys some whiskey and a cigarette after their performance at the Whisky a Go Go on April 15, 1986 in Hollywood, California.

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Whisky a Go Go

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Whisky a Go Go

Guns N' Roses perform at the Whiskey in Hollywood, California on April 15, 1986.

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Mr. Brownstone

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Mr. Brownstone

Guns N' Roses perform "Sweet Child O' Mine," "Mr. Brownstone" and "Ain't Going Down" for the first time ever at Hollywood's Whiskey on August 23, 1986.

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