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.
Zakk Wylde's Guns N' Roses Jam Inspired Black Label Society Song
Mid-'90s jam sessions yielded the song "Rose Petalled Garden."
Guns N’ Roses Haven’t Written Any New Songs, Says Slash
Guitarist looks forward to “focused endeavor” after working on previously written material.
Slash Reveals ‘Intense’ Guns N’ Roses Tour Restrictions
Guitarist says the band had to “keep it together” to avoid canceling shows amid pandemic.
Watch Wolfgang Van Halen Join Guns N’ Roses on Stage
He guests on “Paradise City” at end of Florida show.
Guns N' Roses 'Use Your Illusion': The Stories Behind Every Song
Breaking down the twin epics from the biggest band in the world at the time.
Axl Rose's Divisive 'My World' Points to Guns N' Roses' Future
Izzy Stradlin's reaction: "What the f--- is this?"
How Guns N' Roses' 'You Could Be Mine' Tied In to 'Terminator 2'
The 1991 single from 'Use Your Illusion' and 'Judgment Day' movie both had their roots in the '80s.
How Axl Rose Transcended Emotional Destruction With 'Estranged'
Guns N' Roses front man channeled heartache and frustration into 'Use Your Illusion II' epic.
Watch Guns N' Roses Play 'Hard Skool' Live for the First Time
Debut performance comes shortly after the song's official release.
Guns N' Roses Detail Physical Editions of New Song 'Hard Skool'
Band adds bonus tracks to expanded hard copies of recent single.