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.
Guns N' Roses, Mammoth WVH Kick Off Summer Tour: Videos, Set List
Hard rock legends play their first post-COVID concert in 17 months.
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Guitarist reflects on “a lot of responsibility” of being a band member.
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.
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A look back at one of the longest, most calamitous treks in rock history.
When Guns N’ Roses Helped Ian Astbury Escape from Cops
Cult guitarist Billy Duffy recalls Doors-style profanity in the ‘80s.
Wolfgang Van Halen: 'It's an Honor' to Open for Guns N' Roses
Mammoth WVH mastermind recalls hearing 'Appetite for Destruction' for the first time.
Guns N' Roses Recruit Mammoth WVH for Rescheduled 2021 Tour
Band adds 14 new dates to summer run, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gilby Clarke’s ‘Wow’ Moment at Guns N’ Roses Rock Hall Induction
Guitarist recalls feeling left out of award moment and his struggle with blown amp.
Guns N' Roses, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters Confirm More 2021 Shows
BottleRock Napa Valley marks GNR's first 2021 North American concert announcement.
Underrated Guns N' Roses: Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
Welcome to the deep cuts.