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Guns N' Roses

Guns N’ Roses came at exactly the right time in rock ‘n’ roll. For the better part of the ‘80s, rock music had become bloated, stagnate and full of itself. Still reeling from the disco and punk onslaughts of the late ‘70s, rock ‘n’ roll was searching for an edge at the start of the next decade … and instead found a bunch of guys who wanted to play dress-up with their moms’ mascara and their kid sisters’ Top 40 records. Guns N’ Roses changed all that with their ferocious debut album in 1987. ‘Appetite for Destruction’ still sounds like a momentous moment in rock history – the moment where rock music seized back the reins from the decade’s dolled-up posers. It kicks hard, and for good reason: The original quintet was a self-destructive machine that made it through only one more set of albums (the ‘Use Your Illusion’ records) before falling apart.

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Guns N’ Roses Make Triumphant Return to Scene of Infamous 1992 Riot

Axl Rose, Slash and Duff returned to the scene of the infamous Montreal riots together for the first time in 25 years.

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Charley Gallay, Getty Images / YouTube / YouTube / Marc Grimwade, Getty Images

25 Years After the Montreal Riots: The Very Different Paths Taken by Metallica and Guns N’ Roses

In the summer of 1992, Guns N' Roses and Metallica were two of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

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Geffen

Double the ‘Destruction': 12 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

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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Kevin Mazur, Getty Images

Guns N’ Roses Launch 2017 U.S. Tour With Triumphant Return to St. Louis

Guns N' Roses' Not in This Lifetime Tour has been all about a band making peace with its past and embracing its legacy on its own terms.

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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

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

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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