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January 30th, 1989 - The 1989 American Music Awards are held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. GN'R, with Don Henley on drums, performed "Patience".
February, 1989 - Despite the controversy surrounding "One In A Million", "GN'R Lies" hits the Top 5. Guns N' Roses becomes the first band in 15 years to have two records in the US Top 5 simultaneously.

During the same month Duff and Steven joins Steve Lukather of Toto, plus lots of other musicians, at the Roxy in Los Angeles to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Slash and Steven performs "Paranoid" with Ozzy Osbourne at his show at Irvine Meadows.

February 11th, 1989 - Appetite For Destruction reclaims the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
February 18th, 1989 - The "Patience" video, which was the only one from "GN'R Lies", is shot at The Record Plant and at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles on 18th and 19th.
February 24th, 1989 - Duff and Steven appear on the Howard Stern show.
March, 1989 - "Paradise City" becomes GN'R's first UK Top 10 single.
April, 1989 - Axl goes to the premiere of Depeche Mode 101 in Los Angeles.

At the party afterwards he meets one of the kids from the movie who calls GN'R Guns N' Posers in it.

The kid had been trying to avoid Axl all night but when he was going to the bathroom, Dave Gahan [of Depeche Mode] had somebody he had to meet. It turned out to be Axl.

May, 1989 - The first single from GN'R Lies, Patience, is released in the UK.
May 19th, 1989 - Del James interviews Axl at his home. The interview appears on the Patience single. During it, Axl talks about Patience, the next album and he also mentions a new song Izzy had written with the lyrics "Double talkin' jive, get the money motherfucker, 'cause I got no more patience".
June, 1989 - "Patience" becomes a Top 4 single.
July, 1989 - Axl and West Arkeen performs early versions of "The Garden" and "Yesterdays" at the Scrap Bar. MTV is there and they use some of the footage in the GN'R Rockumentary.
August, 1989 - Axl visits Michael Monroe's video shoot at a New York studio.
August 21st, 1989 - Slash joins Great White at Reebok Riverstage in Manhattan to perform "Jumping Jack Flash".
August 26th, 1989 - Axl joins Tom Petty onstage at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. Together they perform "Free Fallin'" and "Knockin' On Heaven's Door".
August 27th, 1989 - Izzy Stradlin was arrested at the Phoenix airport for making a public disturbance (he urinated on the floor, verbally abused a stewardess and smoked in the non-smoking section) on a flight from Los Angeles to Indianapolis.

Stradlin was apparently angry at having to wait to use the restroom. A publicist said it was just Izzy's "way of expressing himself."

September, 1989 - Duff, Slash and Steven goes to Chicago for three months. They start to work on the next record, but nothing gets done because Axl and Izzy didn't show up in Chicago. (date uncertain)
September 11th, 1989 - GN'R wins "Best Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Video" for "Sweet Child O' Mine" at the MTV VMA's. Axl and Izzy join Tom Petty for the singer's hit "Free Fallin'". Axl performs "Heartbreak Hotel" together with Tom Petty.

Backstage Vince Neil (Motley Crue) punched Izzy in the face. As Izzy and Alan Niven walked off the lit stage into the darkness of the backstage area, Neil jumped out of the crowd and sucker-punched Izzy. Izzy's lip was cut by Neil's ring, but he was otherwise unhurt.

October 10th, 1989 - The video for "It's So Easy" is shot at The Cathouse in LA on 10th and 11th. It was directed by Nigel Dick. Unfortunately, GN'R never released it.
October 18th, 1989 - GN'R open for the Rolling Stones at the LA Coliseum. Axl threatened to quit if certain members of the band didn't stop "dancing with Mr. Brownstone". Here's what he said:

"I hate to do this on stage. But I tried every other fucking way. And unless certain people in this band get their shit together, these will be the last Guns N' Roses shows you'll fucking ever see. Cause I'm tired of too many people in this organization dancing with Mr. Goddamn Brownstone."

Slash, Izzy and Steven promised to clean up.

October 19th, 1989 - Second show with the Stones.
October 21st, 1989 - Third show.
October 22nd, 1989 - Final show at the Coliseum with the Stones.
December 17th, 1989 - Axl and Izzy join the Rolling Stones for a version of "Salt Of The Earth" at the Stones show in Atlantic City, NJ.

They did the same thing at the shows on the 19th and 20th.

  

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