Michael Jackson has been accused of many things, however this is the first time we’ve heard that the King Of Pop was responsible for breaking up Guns N’ Roses.
According to the band’s former manager Doug Goldstein, who began managing the group in May 1991, the split had nothing to do with Axl’s ego, it was all Jacko’s fault.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Goldstein claimed that Axl was upset with Slash, for playing a tribute gig with Michael Jackson.
The former manager says it was the legal accusations that Jackson was facing, that were the main reason for the rift.
Goldstein said: “I told him not to do it because Axl was molested by his father when he was two and he believed the charges against Michael Jackson.”
“So I asked Slash, ‘How much are you receiving?’… and he said, ‘I’ll just receive a big screen television.’ When Axl found out Slash was going to play with Michael Jackson and that the payment was a big screen TV, he was devastated.”
“He thought Slash would support him and be against all abuse. From Axl’s point of view, that was the only problem. He could ignore the drugs and the alcohol, but never the child abuse.”
Doug explained the only way there’ll ever be a Guns N’ Roses reunion: “Slash would have to apologize for the episode with Michael Jackson and I really believe that for how much I love the band, I’d be the manager to reunite them, I don’t think anyone else could do it.”