Guns N' Roses replace Duff McKagan with Tommy Stinson

Cover album "The Spaghetti Incident?" was released in 1993, after which the relationships between band members began to deteriorate and core members began to leave.

Rhythm guitarist Clarke was fired in June 1994, lead guitarist Slash left in October 1996, drummer Sorum was fired in June 1997 and bassist McKagan left in August 1997. Aforementioned members were replaced, respectively, by Paul Tobias, Robin Finck, Josh Freese and Tommy Stinson, a lineup which was finalised by March 1998; second keyboardist Chris Pitman joined a few months later.