The Rainbow was the place to be, all the great’s used to hang there from Van Halen to Motley Crue, and Poison to Alice Cooper. Guns N Roses were also notorious regulars, with Axl Rose being kicked out several times during the 80s and 90s, no surprise there though.
Slash spent most of his time drunk during the 80s, he tell’s kerrang! Magazine in a new interview. “The whole time from 1987 and all the way into the ‘90s, and God knows when, there was a lot of drinking and a lot of craziness and partying, and just excessive…you know”, Slash says.
Slash was out with his girlfriend enjoying some drinks and no doubt other substances. “My first real Lemmy experience actually happened at The Rainbow. This was probably pre-Guns N’ Roses and I was there with a girlfriend,” Slash recalls. “So I get up to take a piss and when I come back, Lemmy’s there. He’s on the outside seat, she’s on the inside, and I get on her other side. I’m so enamoured that Lemmy is there that I’m completely oblivious to the fact that he’s chatting up my girlfriend. And she’s in this weird state, thinking, ‘Who the fuck is this guy? And why aren’t you doing something about it?’ Lemmy finally realises that he’s become the third wheel in this situation and it’s not going anywhere for him, so he gets up. She was like, ‘Hey, I didn’t do anything…’ And I said, ‘Do you know who that was?’”
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