Axl Rose had Slash pick out a guitar for Dave Grohl as a thank you for lending the singer his onstage “throne”

Axl Rose borrowed Dave Grohl's "throne" after breaking his foot
(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella / Paul Bergen/Redferns)

Back at the turn of the ‘90s, Nirvana and Guns N’ Roses were seen as two opposing musical forces – and indeed, the dust-up between the two acts’ frontmen, Kurt Cobain and Axl Rose, at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards is the stuff of rock legend.

Over the years, however, tensions (not to mention silly genre distinctions) have faded. So much so that the former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters leader even guested, alongside Guns bassist Duff McKagan, on Watch This, a track on electric guitar player Slash’s 2010 self-titled solo album.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.