September 9th, 1992: Axl Gets Shut Down By Nirvana
If any two rock stars should not have been allowed in the same room in 1992, they were Axl Rose, who was the most easily trolled human being on the planet, and Courtney Love, who was Courtney Love. Both Axl and Kurt Cobain had already talked shit about each other before the famed incident backstage at the 1992 VMAs, where Love spotted Rose and tauntingly asked him to be her child's godfather. As Cobain later recalled, Axl stepped to him and snarled, "You better keep your wife shut, or I'm going to take you to the pavement." An incredulous Kurt turned to Courtney and barked sarcastically, "Shut up, bitch!" After Nirvana's performance of "Lithium," drummer Dave Grohl needled the G N' R singer even more, repeatedly saying "Hi Axl!"