No. 5: Tracii Guns Misses the Target


You know Lady Luck isn't shining on you when a band halfway named after you goes on to multi-platinum superstardom -- without you. Tracii Guns helped form Guns N' Roses with Axl Rose in 1985, merging his band L.A. Guns with Axl's Hollywood Rose.

The line-up didn't last long, however, with Tracii and his fellow ex-L.A. bandmates soon parting ways from the band, eventually being replaced with Slash, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler. Guns N' Roses would go on to become, well ... Guns N' Roses, while Tracii would reunite L.A. Guns and continue to toil away in relative obscurity.