When Guns N' Roses released their 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' albums in the fall of 1991, large retail chains such as Wal-Mart and K-Mart refused to stock the titles because of the explicit lyrical content featured on tracks such as 'Back Off Bitch' and 'Pretty Tied Up.'
Sheryl Crow didn't get where she is by being anybody's fool, so you'd think that when the producers of Adam Sandler's 'Big Daddy' came calling for a soundtrack song, she'd have had the good sense to do anything but cover Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine.'
As one of history's milestone hard rock albums, and possibly the greatest debut ever recorded (certainly the biggest seller), Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite for Destruction' has been exhaustively dissected and scrutinized over the years.
Guns N' Roses' stunning debut album, 'Appetite for Destruction,' turns 26 years old today (July 21). Before all the drama, Guns N' Roses were a kick-ass little rock and roll band. During that initial blast, they created one of the most iconic, not to mention best-selling, debut albums of all time.
Guns N' Roses were about a year and a half into their two-and-a-half-year 'Use Your Illusion' tour when they hooked up with Metallica for a two-and-a-half-month tour of North America in the summer of 1992. The metal titans were no strangers to the road by this point either: They were still touring in support of 1991's breakthrough self-titled LP (better known as 'The Black Album').
Guns N' Roses have a history of making a mess of things onstage. A long history. But one of their earliest and infamous run-ins occurred 22 years ago today (July 2, 1991), when the volatile band played the Riverport Amphitheater in St. Louis.
The debate over whether or not e-cigarettes can be used as an effective smoking cessation device has been raging for years -- but according to Guns N' Roses' D.J. Ashba, there ain't nothing like the real thing.
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