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June 1, 2022 48 mins
During the Fall of 1984, The New Hollywood Rose had called it quits, Izzy had joined London, and at that time, Rob Gardner was playing drums in a band with Tracii Guns called L.A. Guns. Eventually Raz Cue would get involved with L.A. Guns and encourage not only a member lineup but also a name change which would result in the creation of Guns N’ Roses. As the original drummer for Guns N’ Roses, Rob helped create and influence the band’s sound and although his involvement with the band ended early, the blood, sweat, tears and grooves that Rob poured into Pyrrhus, L.A. Guns and Guns N’ Roses can still be heard today as it is forever pressed into the vinyl of Appetite for Destruction. Rob shares with us his first-hand account of everything that led to the creation of the original lineup of Guns N’ Roses. In this episode you’ll: Hear about Rob moving to L.A. in high school and meeting Izzy, Tracii and Mike Jagosz. Hear about Rob’s former bands Pyrrhus and L.A. Guns and how L.A. Guns eventually became Guns N’ Roses. Listen to an excerpt from the recording of the first Guns N’ Roses radio appearance. Hear about the various lineup changes of the bands Rob played in, including Guns N’ Roses. Learn from Rob why he and Tracii left Guns N’ Roses. Hear how he felt when he left the band then and how he feels about it all now looking back on everything that happened. Links: Preview this episode on Youtube Subscribe to our Patreon Site to access all videos, bonus episodes, image galleries, live streams, merch and more: Learn more at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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