I don't get the so-called GNR fans.
It has come to a point where I actually find the attitude of most "fans" to be sick and plain disgusting, and reminds me of my nosy neighbour... the poor old woman who nobody likes cause all she does is gossip and talk about other neighbours when they're not present, even sharing private details some naive ones made the mistake to hare with her.
Most fans seem to have a very hard time understanding basic concepts like "privacy." Hey! If I were a parent and my kid's friend from school had their parents getting a divorce, am I entitled to know the details just because we've been to PTA meetings and have had them over for a bbq a couple times?
The fact that Axl is a "public person" (let's say "popular" instead, as he doesn't seem to enjoy sharing his privacy with everyone out there) doesn't mean you, as a fan, have the right to know details of his personal life.
What happened between Axl and Slash is Axl and Slash's business, not yours, not mine. And having gone to shows, having bought t-shirts and albums doesn't make you a part of the relationship they had as friends or band mates.
So, what's a GNR fan? Someone who has enjoyed their music at some point in time? Someone who knows the brand of underwear they used circa 1988? Someone who owns every single and album and demo ever recorded by the band? Someone with lots of tour t-shirts?
Get over yourselves, "fans," enjoy the music, that's what matters, be it the old albums and or the new ones. Enjoy what you have and stop thinking you're part of something that's only in your head.