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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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Mercury
Mercury

20 Years Ago: Jon Bon Jovi Combines Music and Acting With ‘Destination Anywhere’

Jon Bon Jovi combined his music and acting careers with the album and short film, 'Destination Anywhere.'

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Scotti Bros.
Scotti Bros.

35 Years Ago: Survivor Follow ‘Rocky III’ Success With ‘Eye of the Tiger’ Album

As the members of Survivor began preparations for their third album, they knew they still had a lot to prove.

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The Beatles All You Need is Love
Jim Gray, Hulton Archive

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Debut ‘All You Need is Love’ for the World

Representing their country in a historic satellite broadcast, the Beatles presented "All You Need is Love" before the entire world on June 25, 1967.

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Apple
Apple

45 Years Ago: John Lennon Goes Off the Deep End on ‘Some Time in New York City’

'Some Time in New York City' remains one of John Lennon's most determinedly topical, most critically reviled, and most often ignored solo albums.

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Moby Grape
Columbia

50 Years Ago: Moby Grape Rock San Francisco Scene With Debut LP

Even though Moby Grape’s musical peers were hallowed rock icons, many fans consider the quintet’s debut album to be the pinnacle of the San Francisco ’60s scene.

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