When Axl Rose inquired about New York property owner Steve Fishman's apartment rental advertisement, Fishman's first thought was: Yikes.
"Of course, I was worried," Fishman writes in a post on Vulture, detailing the experience of renting to the Guns 'N' Roses rocker. "Axl, after all, had a reputation for wrecking places."
Axl also had a lot of moola, so Fishman rented the place to him anyway. As the months passed, Fishman was pleased to see the "extraordinary rent" he had Axl pay him arrive on time consistently. (Axl also ponied up a six months' security deposit.) Even better, though, was the utter lack of neighbor complaints of property damage: it seems that after a whole year, Axl had never moved in. And when he signed on for a second year, Fishman writes that the singer agreed to an increased rent. The fun times of renting to an "Axl Rose ghost" eventually came to an end, with Axl moving on at the start of what would have been the third year. But as Fishman writes, he was left with nothing but happy, loving vibes about the star: "People have mixed views of Axl Rose, but as a landlord, I loved him," writes Fishman. "If he ever needs a recommendation, I'll happily write: Quiet, undemanding, and pays his rent."