Axl Rose beefs with seemingly everyone he works with, but no one more seriously than Guns N’ Roses’ former lead guitarist Slash. Their personal and professional relationship had been deteriorating for years when, in fall 1996, Slash announced he had quit the band. Axl quickly shot back, sending a fax to MTV stating that he had fired Slash because he lost his “‘dive in and find the monkey’ attitude.” The acrimony continues to this day; Axl refused to appear when GNR was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year and when asked about it, Slash told Rolling Stone, “[Axl] hates my guts.”