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.
Duff McKagan's Pre-Guns N' Roses Band to Release Unheard Music
Songs from short-lived group the Living were recorded when he was just 17.
30 Years Ago: Two New Guns N' Roses Members Make Their Live Debut
Keyboardist and drummer played first show with hard-rock band on Jan. 20, 1991.
Gilby Clarke Regrets Learning Guns N’ Roses Set the Hard Way
Former guitarist put himself through difficult week ahead of first concert.
Hear Guns N' Roses' First Performance of 'Sweet Child O' Mine'
Audio from Aug. 23, 1986, set at the Whisky a Go Go has surfaced.
Matt Sorum Recalls Recording Guns N' Roses' 'Drunken Pirate Song'
They tracked “You Ain’t the First” after a boozy afternoon, despite producer trying to send them home.
Matt Sorum Credits Lars Ulrich for Getting Him Guns N’ Roses Gig
He marks 31 years of friendship with Metallica drummer.
Hear Chris Cornell Cover Lennon, Guns N’ Roses and More on New LP
The surprise release 'No One Sings Like You Anymore' presents a collection of the late singer's cover songs.
Watch Guns N’ Roses, Metallica and STP Sons’ ‘All Black’ Video
Suspect208 features kids of Slash, Robert Trujillo and Scott Weiland.