Guns N’ Roses – Pissing on Baltimore

“October 1987. Guns N’ Roses began a two-week tour of clubs in the college-heavy northeastern United States, beginning at Long Island’s Sundance club in Bay Shore on October 16. After the next night’s gig at a club at the Allentown (Pa.) airport. the band fetched up at Hammerjacks, the famous Baltimore club where all the hair metal bands played. Izzy Stradlin, normally Dr. Kool, made a negative connection with the place almost immediately.

Ax!: “Izzy– he’s not usually the one to cause any trouble at all, but he got totally annihilated at this place called Hammerjacks –the most fucked place I’ve ever played. First, they got about thirty [uniformed] security guys that look like West Hollywood sheriffs. And Izzy got in arguments with them early in the day about some bullshit they were giving our crew, who were just trying to do their jobs. So Izzy got drunk, and was really hating this club. Then, right before we played, and there are more hassles, and Izzy’s fucking sick of everything, he walked into the club manager’s office and just whipped it out and pissed all over the guy’s desk-with the guy sitting there! It just blew their minds. Then we go on, and Izzy is so drunk we had to turn his guitar down, and when he realized what was going on, he unstrapped the guitar and threw it into the crowd.”

It took more of Doug Goldstein’s persuasive talents to retrieve the guitar and then avoid the Baltimore cops arresting Izzy for indecent exposure and urinary assault.”

Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N’ Roses, by Stephen Davis

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