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January 22nd, 1990 - The 1990 American Music Awards are held at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, CA. Guns N' Roses are nominated for Appetite For Destruction in the Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album category as well as the band themselves in the Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist. GN'R wins both categories. Slash and Duff appear at the award show. Slash livens things up by uttering four-letter words during his acceptance speech.
February, 1990 - A keyboardist called Dizzy Reed (real name Darren, born June 18, 1963) joins the band.
March 1st, 1990 - Melissa Reese is born in Seattle, WA.
March 3rd, 1990 - Axl and Slash join Aerosmith to perform Train Kept A Rollin' at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Ca.
March 28th, 1990 - Steven Adler signed an agreement that forfeited his rights as a partner in the band. He essentially became an employee of the band for a 30-day probation period, during which he was urged to kick his heroin addiction.
April, 1990 - Slash and Duff record with Iggy Pop. The album is called "Brick By Brick". They can also be seen in the video for the track "Home".

Duff got divorced from Mandy.

April 7th, 1990 - Guns N' Roses appears at the fourth Farm Aid in Indianapolis. The set includes a first performance of "Civil War" and a cover of the UK Subs' "Down On The Farm". This was Steven's last show with GN'R.
April 28th, 1990 - Axl marries Erin Everly in Las Vegas. The marriage is annulled in January 1991.
June 21st, 1990 - Black Crowes play at the Marquee in New York City. They are joined onstage by Slash for the first of three encores, "It's A Sin".
June 26th, 1990 - The band's version of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" is released on the "Days Of Thunder" soundtrack.
July 11th, 1990 - Steven Adler is fired from the band. The band made an agreement with Steven which said that if he didn't stop taking drugs he was out. When this didn't help, he was fired.

His replacement is Matt Sorum (born November 19, 1960). Matt's band before GN'R was The Cult.

July 24th, 1990 - The first original GN'R track since "GN'R Lies", "Civil War", appears on a benefit album called "Nobody's Child: Romanian Angel Appeal".
September, 1990 - 36 songs recorded and GN'R started to think about the album title. GN'R Sucks and BUY Product were two of the titles, but finally they decided to call the album Use Your Illusion. Axl took the name from a painting by Mark Kostabi.

The next problem was the format of the next GN'R release. The 36 songs wouldn't fit on one CD. GN'R wanted to release a box with four CDs. Geffen said no, it would be too expensive for the fans. Finally they agreed to release two CDs on the same day, plus a CD later.

October 30th, 1990 - Axl is arrested in West Hollywood for allegedly assaulting his neighbor with a wine bottle.
November 9th, 1990 - Axl, Slash, Duff, Sebastian Bach, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich play at RIP magazine's party at the Hollywood Palladium. They're known as GAK. The setlist: You're Crazy, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Piece Of Me, Hair Of The Dog, Whiplash (#1) and Whiplash (#2). Axl sings on Piece Of Me and Hair Of The Dog.

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