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.
Ex-Guns N' Roses Drummer 'Brain' Mantia Loved Axl Rose's Chaos
'Chinese Democracy'-era member likens 2002 tour dramas to Led Zeppelin's last U.S. show.
Slash Never Owned a Copy of ‘Appetite for Destruction’
Guitarist says: “If you were to come to my house, you’d be hard pressed to know I was in a band.”
How GNR and Metallica's Joint Tour Foreshadowed Their Futures
The two biggest rock bands in the world conducted themselves very differently.
Watch Carrie Underwood Guest With Guns N’ Roses in London
Country star sings “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City” with Axl Rose.
Guns N’ Roses Play ‘Street of Dreams’ for First Time in 10 Years
Prague performance marks debut version with Slash and Duff McKagan.
Kirk Hammett ‘Pleaded’ With Nirvana to Join Metallica Tour
Guitarist recalls why Kurt Cobain refused to join double-headlining trek with Guns N' Roses.
Watch Guns N’ Roses Cover AC/DC’s 'Back in Black'
Surprise cover came during GNR's recent stop in Spain.
Watch Guns N' Roses Debut New AC/DC Cover at First 2022 Concert
"You're Crazy" and "Reckless Life" were played live for the first time since the '90s.