A number of items from the marriage of Erin Everly and GUNS N’ ROSES singer Axl Rose — including a marriage certificate issued by Clark County, Nevada, for the marriage of W. Axl Rose and Erin Invicta Everly on April 28, 1990; the couple’s 1990 wedding video; a note written to Everly from Rose on a Thanksgiving napkin; a handwritten letter written on lined paper from Rose to Everly addressed “Dearest Erin”; an insurance card for the pair’s Jeep Wrangler issued to both Axl and Erin Rose; and even a domestic-abuse report — are being auctioned as part of a two-day sale, December 6-7, at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California.
GUNS N’ ROSES’ 1988 hit “Sweet Child O’ Mine” was written by Rose for then-girlfriend Erin Everly — daughter of Don Everly, half of EVERLY BROTHERS. She later told People magazine that during her four-year relationship with Rose, she suffered regular beatings that left her bruised, bloodied and sometimes unconscious. “You never knew what would set him off,” she said.
In March 1994, Erin filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Axl, claiming he subjected her to physical and emotional abuse. Erin was also subpoenaed in a lawsuit filed against Axl by his ex-girlfriend Stephanie Seymour. Erin’s and Stephanie’s lawsuits were later settled out of court.