Guns N’ Roses vs. Poison. Welcome To Their Jungle.

Here’s an incredible rare and never before seen piece of Guns N’ Roses memorabilia. A postcard from 1987 sent by the boys to their publicist, Bryn Bridenthal at Geffen Records.

This postcard sends support to Bridenthal who had been involved in a well publicized fight with some members of Poison backstage at the L.A. Forum.

Axl Rose had called Poison a “bunch of poseurs” who represent “everything bad about rock and roll” and Poison’s Bobby Dahl and Bret Michaels retaliated at a Motley Crue afterparty by throwing beer on Bridenthal and then dumping a bucket of ice water on her head.

She later sued the Poison members which resulted in an out of court settlement.

*Click on the L.A. Times photos to enlarge it and read about the lawsuit.

Here are some additional photos from a HUGE PR file on GNR from 1986. Photocopies of almost every one of their appearances, phone messages, letters and correspondence with various Rock publications and magazines. A handwritten letter from Slash regarding the “Crucible” interview. Very cool lot from the very early days.

These rarities all came from my buddy Jeff Gold at Recordmecca. Check out his site for amazing rare vinyl and insane memorabilia. http://recordmecca.com/

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This magazine cover from the 1988 tour of Japan with Poison on it, “embellished” by Slash, shows there was definitely was no love between these two bands.

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GNR shared the stage with their buddies early on at this fund raiser….

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