Guns N' Roses had '90% women' backstage at their shows

music news 29/01/2019

Doug Goldstein, the former manager of Guns N' Roses, discussed women being backstage at shows in a recent interview.

“We had your typical backstage you know, 90% females and 10% males and they were just using people that had gotten to know somebody in the group," Goldstein said.

When asked who the women were for, he said Axl Rose was never a groupies kind of guy:

“The guys weren’t like that. All of them had girlfriends or wives and you know, when I toured with some of the other bands I toured with, it was crazy with them. But with the Guns guys, they just weren’t really into it. I mean, it just wasn’t who they were. Axl just wasn’t that kind of a guy. He wasn’t married, but that just wasn’t who he was. He doesn’t really, he’s just not into that scene, never really was.”

Goldstein was later asked if he thought Axl ever fully got over Stephanie Seymour:

“I don’t know. I mean I’d have to ask him today. I don’t know; it’s more about her son Dillon. He wanted to be Dillon’s step-dad and he treated that kid amazing like he was his son. I think it was a chance for him to have some normalcy in his life that he otherwise didn’t get the opportunity to have.”

You can listen to the full interview above.