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.
Underrated Guns N' Roses: Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
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Bassist dishes on formative Seattle years and move to Los Angeles in recent podcast interview.
Guns N' Roses' Not in This Lifetime ... Tour: By the Numbers
Just four years earlier, Axl Rose had shot down the notion of ever sharing the stage with Slash and Duff McKagan again.
Guns N' Roses Reschedule European Tour Dates to 2022
Band announces Gary Clark Jr. as a "special guest" for most dates, including five newly added shows.
5 Years Ago: Guns N' Roses' Reunion Begins With a Club Show
Three-fifths of original lineup kicked off massive reunion tour on April 1, 2016.
Duff McKagan's Pre-Guns N' Roses Band to Release Unheard Music
Songs from short-lived group the Living were recorded when he was just 17.
30 Years Ago: Two New Guns N' Roses Members Make Their Live Debut
Keyboardist and drummer played first show with hard-rock band on Jan. 20, 1991.
Gilby Clarke Regrets Learning Guns N’ Roses Set the Hard Way
Former guitarist put himself through difficult week ahead of first concert.