Photo by Marc CanterSlash N' Stripper - Jan. 4, 1986 at the Troubadour
From Siran Babayan's article: "Marc Canter is perhaps the only Guns N Roses fan who had Axl Rose tickle the ivories to the tune of November Rain while he and his bride walked down the aisle on their wedding day. And hes perhaps the only fan who had Slash jam with his son at his bar mitzvah."
Photo by Jack LueMarch 28, 1986 at the Roxy.
According to Canter, this is what Axl said from stage that night: "Alright, I don't know if there is anybody here from L.A. Weekly tonight... You know, they called us New York Dolls and labeled us jaded posers. You know I may have my differences with other bands, but I don't think Guns N' Roses here, L.A. Guns, or Poison deserve that shit from a fucking moron who has probably never even seen a fucking show or knows how to rock n' roll.
This is the "Fuck L.A. Weekly" show. This song is called "Back Off Bitch."
Click here to read Siran Babayan's article.
Photo by Jack LueJune 12, 1985 at Canter's Deli, before the smoking ban.
Photo by Marc CanterAxl & dancer at the 8th Annual LA Street Scene, September, 1985
Photo by Marc CanterSlash, February 28, 1986 at the Troubadour. The show that got them signed to Geffen?
Hand-written lyrics to "My Michelle," Courtesy of Michelle Young - yes, that Michelle.
Photo by Robert JohnMarc Canter sitting in with the band.
Photo by Jack LueFrom an October, 1985 photo shoot: "The real spaghetti incident?"
Flyer for a KXLU sponsored Halloween show. Whatever happened to the Chili Peppers anyway?
From Canter's book: "Even though Axl had gotten into a knock-down drag-out brawl with (Thelonious Monster) lead singer Bob Forrest, there was no tension between the bands that night."
Photo by Jack LueOctober 18, 1985 at the Country Club.
Axl, not to be confused with Bret Michaels