Barbie Von Grief was a Madame of a wh*re house and had a serious reputation by the time she was 18. Axl Rose was infatuated with her, which inspired him to write "Rocket Queen". "I wrote this song for this girl I know. She kinda kept me alive for awhile. She was gonna have a band and call it Rocket Queen."- Axl Rose, Hit Parader 1988.