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.
Matt Sorum Recalls His Under-Rehearsed First Guns N’ Roses Show
Drummer played to 140,000 people despite having no studio time with Axl Rose.
Guns N' Roses Launch 'Not in This Lifetime' Pinball Machine
Slash served as co-designer on the game, which includes 21 GNR songs.
Trump Reportedly Calls 'November Rain' the 'Greatest Music Video'
Former press secretary says the president made her watch the epic clip in the Oval Office.
Why Axl Rose's 'Appetite for Destruction' Cover Idea Was Rejected
Axl Rose pushed for a tragic image to be LP's main artwork.
Guns N' Roses Album Art: The Wild Stories Behind All Six Covers
Band's artwork history contains many controversial images.
Richard Fortus Enjoys Friendly Onstage Competition With Slash
Guns N’ Roses guitarists came up with “Wish You Were Here” jam just before first arena show together.
Duff McKagan's 'Sweet' Beach House on Sale for $1.45 Million
Modest beachside property is in one of America's priciest neighborhoods.
Guns N' Roses Announce Rescheduled North American Tour Dates
Something to look forward to in summer 2021.
Hear Chris Cornell's Unearthed Cover of Guns N' Roses' 'Patience'
Track, recorded in 2016, marks what would have been Soundgarden singer's 56th birthday.
Eagles, Guns N’ Roses and Pearl Jam Received PPP Loans
Money went to touring companies to help crew members who lost work due to COVID-19 pandemic.