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Appetite for Destruction

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Double the ‘Destruction': 13 Songs That Could Have Been on Guns N’ Roses’ Debut Album

Guns N’ Roses' Appetite for Destruction remains one of the greatest, game-changing rock albums in history.

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YouTube

30 Years Ago: Guns N’ Roses Film Their ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ Video

On Aug. 1, 1987, Guns N' Roses stepped in front of the cameras at the shoot for the music video that would launch their incredible career.

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Geffen

Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Rocket Queen’ Celebrates One Friendship and Ruins Another: The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

Axl Rose dedicated 'Rocket Queen' to one of his early benefactors, then recorded sex with a bandmate's girl friend to complete the track.

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Marc S Canter, Getty Images
Marc S Canter, Getty Images

Guns N’ Roses Reach Into Their Past With ‘Anything Goes': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

As far as most people knew at the time, Guns N' Roses were a brand new band when they rocketed out of the L.A. underground with 'Appetite for Destruction.'

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Geffen
Geffen

Exploring the Multifaceted Insanity of ‘You’re Crazy': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

As the most popular band on the Sunset Strip in the mid-'80s, Guns N’ Roses were bound to draw their share of shady characters, hangers-on and other sorts of degenerates.

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Geffen
Geffen

Guns N’ Roses Hit the Top With ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

Nothing was ever the same for Guns N' Roses after the release of "Sweet Child o' Mine."

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Marc S. Canter, Getty Images
Marc S. Canter, Getty Images

Izzy Stradlin Takes the Lead on ‘Think About You': The Story Behind Every ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Song

Of all the songs on Appetite for Destruction, “Think About You” is either the most underrated, the album's hidden gem or just a misplaced and mediocre break from greatness.

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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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Geffen
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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Jan Pitman, Getty Images
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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