Meet The Women Behind Guns N’ Roses Who Helped Homeless Dudes Become Rock Legends


It’s hard to imagine the most influential rock band in the history of the Earth at one point was riddled with self-doubt and craved reassurance. But before Guns N’ Rose’ Appetite for Destruction sold 30 million copies, they struggled to stay afloat, often going unfed and sleeping on the streets. In the third and final segment of the exclusive three-part mini series from our friends at Uproxx, we get a glimpse of the women behind the band, including Barbi Von Greif and Pamela Manning who would supply the band members with foods, clothes, drugs, cab fare, and most importantly, a moral compass.

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.