How's this for a really lame heavy-metal feud? In Hit Parader magazine, Geffen Records' glam-rockers Guns 'N Roses took a potshot at rival mascara-rockers Poison, saying the Capitol Records band was a bunch of "posers" who represent "everything bad about rock 'n' roll." Poison went after an easy target--the band's publicist, Geffen p.r. chief Bryn Bridenthal.
Bridenthal said that she ran into Poison bandmates Bobby Dall and Bret Michaels at a Forum Club party after a Motley Crue concert: "First Bobby went into a tirade, yelling and screaming about the article, and then he threw a cup of beer in my face. I got dried off, but before I could leave, Bobby and Bret grabbed my arm, threw another drink in my face and, when I was blinded, dumped a bucket of champagne or ice water over my head."
Days later she received a call from Dall, who "refused to apologize and yelled at me some more."
Any way to treat a lady? "No way," Bridenthal said angrily. "I'd like to pull down their pants at high noon on Main Street. There's a code--even in heavy-metal--that you can be a jerk to your friends or other bands, but I'm gonna see to it that they don't ever act this way to a woman again."