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Geffen

Guns N’ Roses (Sorta) Celebrate the Good Life in ‘Paradise City': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

Most of the songs on Guns N' Roses' groundbreaking debut album 'Appetite for Destruction' take a dark, despairing look at the dangerous underside of life.

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Axl Rose Lets Paranoia Run Wild on ‘Out Ta Get Me': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

From the outset, “Out ta Get Me” was the quintessential Guns N’ Roses song.

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Geffen
Geffen

Guns N’ Roses Destroy a Friend’s Country Song With ‘It’s So Easy': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

To follow the ultimate album opener “Welcome to the Jungle” on 'Appetite for Destruction,' Guns N’ Roses needed something heavy, bombastic and uncompromising.

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Geffen
Geffen

How Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Hijacked the Music Industry

Some stories behind Guns N' Roses' debut are the stuff of legend; other parts are verifiable history that have either been revised, or forgotten.

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Geffen
Geffen

Guns N’ Roses Make One Hell of an Introduction With ‘Welcome to the Jungle': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

Rock 'n' roll needed a serious fix by the last part of the '80s. Then came Guns N' Roses.

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Universal
Universal

15 Years Ago: Robert Plant Begins a Career Resurgence With a Look Back on ‘Dreamland’

Robert Plant admitted that he initially considered a covers album because he felt like he was treading water creatively. But 'Dreamland' was anything but a stopgap.

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35 Years Ago: Van Halen Begrudgingly Return to the Road for the ‘Hide Your Sheep’ Tour

Van Halen planned to take a break in 1982 after years of nonstop touring, but a surprise hit single put them back on the road for the Hide Your Sheep tour.

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MGM
MGM

35 Years Ago: Roger Waters Creates, Then Loses Control of, ‘The Wall’ Movie

By the time 'Pink Floyd – The Wall' premiered, it had become something much different than what Roger Waters first envisioned.

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Mercury
Mercury

35 Years Ago: Def Leppard Replace Pete Willis With Phil Collen

Def Leppard were well into the recording of third album Pyromania when they decided that co-founding guitarist Pete Willis would have to go.

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YouTube
YouTube

25 Years Ago: Axl Rose Arrested for St. Louis Guns N’ Roses Riot

You can't outrun the long arm of the law forever — even if you're Axl Rose.

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