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Guns N’ Roses Find Warped Inspiration From Elton John on ‘My Michelle': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

Elton John is far from the first artist anyone would think of while listening to Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite for Destruction,' but his classic early hit "Your Song" played a key role in one of its songs.

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Jan Pitman, Getty Images

Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Mr. Brownstone’ Predicts a Desolate Future: The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

Written while in the studio recording 'Appetite for Destruction,' "Mr. Brownstone" describes Guns N' Roses' eventual descent into dope with prescient, excruciating detail.

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Geffen
Geffen

Guns N’ Roses Celebrate Cheap Booze on ‘Nightrain': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

"Nightrain" found Guns N' Roses celebrating their rotgut wine of choice as a hustling, unsigned, flat-broke garage band.

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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 / EMI / Reprise / Keystone / Getty Images

Rock’s Most Dysfunctional Bands

Rock bands are a lot like families and, just like any family, they can be very dysfunctional.

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Republic
Republic

Rock’s Most Hated Records

You many not break into Hulk-sized fits of anger while revisiting these records, but we advise a calming drink beforehand all the same.

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Top 50 Motley Crue Songs

Top 50 Motley Crue Songs

There are just a little more than 100 Motley Crue tracks to choose from for our list of Top 50 Motley Crue Songs.

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Top Summer of Love Albums

Top Summer of Love Albums

When you consider all of the records that were released in 1967, it's a pretty mind-rattling experience.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Top Songs of the Summer of Love

There was more to the Summer of Love than, well, love.

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Big In Japan: Bands That Should Be More Famous in the U.S.

Big in Japan: Bands That Should Be More Famous in the U.S.

"Big in Japan": Even more than the cliche it's become, the expression is a commercial reality experienced by many artists over the years...

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