|January 14th, 1989 - Appetite For Destruction is back in the top 5 on the Billboard 200.|
Paradise City enters the Billboard Hot 100 at #85.
|January 21st, 1989 - Appetite For Destruction climbs three places to #2 on the Billboard 200.|
GN'R's latest single, Paradise City gains 38 places on the Billboard Hot 100 and is at #47 this week.
|January 28th, 1989 - Guns N' Roses still has the #2 album on the Billboard 200. The band also has Paradise City at #36 on the singles chart in the USA.|
|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 1st, 1989 - Appetite For Destruction is certified 7x Multi-Platinum.|
|February 4th, 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. |
The band's latest single, Paradise City has climbed to #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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. Meanwhile Paradise City has climbed to #25.|
|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 18th, 1989 - Guns N' Roses still has two albums in the top five on the Billboard 200. Appetite For Destruction at #2 and GN'R Lies at #5. On the singles chart, Paradise City keeps climbing and is now at #19.|
|February 24th, 1989 - Duff and Steven appear on the Howard Stern show.|
|February 25th, 1989 - Paradise City climbs up to #14 on the Billboard Hot 100.|
|March, 1989 - "Paradise City" becomes GN'R's first UK Top 10 single.|
|March 1st, 1989 - GN'R Lies is certified Gold, Platinum and 2x Multi-Platinum in the USA by the RIAA.|
|March 4th, 1989 - Paradise City becomes a top 10 hit in the USA when the single reaches the #10 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.|
|March 11th, 1989 - Paradise City is now at #5 on the singles chart in the USA.|
|March 18th, 1989 - GN'R has two albums in the top 10 on the Billboard 200. Appetite For Destruction at #3 and GN'R Lies at #8.|
|March 18th, 1989 - The Paradise City single is released in the UK. Used To Love Her is on the B-side of the single. The single will peak at #4 on the UK chart.|
|March 18th, 1989 - Paradise City is at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second week.|
|March 31st, 1989 - The band's latest single, Patience, is released in the USA.|
|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.
|April 8th, 1989 - Patience, the band's latest single, is a new entry on the Billboard Hot 100 at #66.|
|April 15th, 1989 - #44 is the position for the Patience single on the US singles chart this week.|
|April 22nd, 1989 - Patience is up eleven positions to #33 on the Billboard Hot 100.|
|April 29th, 1989 - GN'R Lies is back in the top five. At #5 on the Billboard 200. Appetite For Destruction at #13.|
|April 29th, 1989 - Patience is the #22 on this week's Billbaord Hot 100.|
|May, 1989 - The first single from GN'R Lies, Patience, is released in the UK.|
|May 6th, 1989 - GN'R Lies climbs to #3 on the Billboard 200.|
|May 6th, 1989 - Patience keeps climbing on the Billboard chart, #18 this week.|
|May 13th, 1989 - On this week's Billbaord 200 chart, Guns N' Roses latest release GN'R Lies climbs one spot to its highest position. At #2.|
|May 13th, 1989 - Patience becomes another top 10 hit, it's currently at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.|
|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".|
|May 20th, 1989 - Patience is at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.|
|May 27th, 1989 - Patience is now a top 5 hit, it climbs to #5 on the chart.|
|June, 1989 - "Patience" becomes a Top 4 single.|
|June, 1989 - Some time during the summer of 1989, at least during June, Duff, Slash and Steven goes to Chicago for three months. They start to work on the next record, among songs being worked on were Pretty Tied Up, Get In The Ring and Civil War.|
|June 3rd, 1989 - A remixed version of Sweet Child O' Mine is released as a single in the UK. Once again, Out Ta Get Me is the B-side. This issue peaks at #6 on the UK chart.|
|June 3rd, 1989 - Up one place, Patience is at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.|
|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.|
|July 1st, 1989 - Patience, which is the only single from GN'R Lies, is released in the UK. Rocket Queen is featured on the B-side and the single peaks at #10 on the UK chart. The video was shot in February at the Record Plant and the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.|
|July 26th, 1989 - Appetite For Destruction has now sold 8x Multi-Platinum in the USA.|
|July 29th, 1989 - Nightrain enters the Billboard Hot 100 at #97.|
|August, 1989 - Axl visits Michael Monroe's video shoot at a New York studio.|
|August 5th, 1989 - The last single from Appetite For Destruction, Nightrain has reached its peak position at #93, on the Billboard Hot 100.|
|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."
|August 29th, 1989 - GN'R Lies is certified 3x Multi-Platinum in the USA.|
|September 2nd, 1989 - Nightrain, with Reckless Life as the B-side, is the last single released from Appetite For Destruction. It peaks on the UK chart at #17.|
|September 6th, 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.|
|October 13th, 1989 - GN'R performs at the RIP magazine party held at the Parkview Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The band is joined on stage by Mike Monroe.|
|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 Rolling Stones at the LA Coliseum.|
|October 21st, 1989 - Third show at the LA Coliseum opening for the Rolling Stones.|
|October 22nd, 1989 - Final show at the LA Coliseum with the Rolling 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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