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.
Hear Slash Add Vietnam-Era Vibe to Dandy Warhols’ New Single
Guns N’ Roses guitarist called in for “I’d Like to Help You With Your Problem” after band accepted they couldn’t play what they needed.
Duff McKagan Says Slash Wanted to Sabotage 'Sweet Child o' Mine'
“We’ve got to get rid of this song,” the guitarist reportedly told his bandmate.
Slash Performs 'Use Your Illusion' Deep Cut for the First Time
After 33 years, "Don't Damn Me" finally got its live debut.
35 Years Ago: Guns N' Roses (Sorta) Celebrate on 'Paradise City'
Most of the songs on their groundbreaking debut focused on the dangerous underside of life.
Pearl Jam Ex Dave Abbruzzese Recalls His Guns N' Roses Dilemma
Drummer says he couldn't go along with management's plan to let 'Chinese Democracy' fail but couldn’t tell new friend Axl Rose.
How a Mud Wrestler Sparked Vince Neil's Feud With Axl Rose
Things had been friendly between Motley Crue and Guns N’ Roses, until a late '80s incident changed everything.
Matt Sorum Details How Things 'Got Scary' in Guns N' Roses
"Thank God I didn't have a cell phone or text in those days."
Listen to Guns N' Roses' Stormy New Song 'The General'
The long-awaited song follows the August release of "Perhaps."
Bumblefoot Still Gets Reminded of Guns N’ Roses Solo Slip
He used to receive death threats for Spinal Tap moment with Star Wars helmet during “Welcome to the Jungle.”