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Duff McKagan Wrote An Advice Book Called How To Be A Man

If you've ever found yourself thinking, "Gosh, it's so hard to be a man, but those guys in Guns N' Roses sure make it look so easy," well, you're in luck! Twelve-year classic-lineup GNR bassist Duff McKagan wrote a book called How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions), and it hits shelves on May… More »

By: Peter Helman / January 5, 2015

Korallreven – “November Rain” (Guns N’ Roses Cover)

Swedish pop duo Korallreven have shared a sparkling cover of Guns N' Roses' "November Rain." Their version of the Use Your Illusion ballad filters the track through their icy production style and gives it a more modern feel. Introducing the song, the band said they were inspired by Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen's "ArpeggiosMore »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014

A Guns N’ Roses Biopic Is In Development

Whenever the subject of Axl Rose comes up, I tend to mention the ridiculously good profile that John Jeremiah Sullivan wrote for GQ back in 2006. "The Final Comeback of Axl Rose" is not really disparaging, it's just a perfect summation of Rose's legendary reputation for any person born too late to really care. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 19, 2014

Supergroup Dead Men Walking Features Members Of The Damned, Guns N’ Roses, Stray Cats, The Alarm … And Fred Armisen

A large supergroup calling itself Dead Men Walking has announced it will play a one-off show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on 9/14. The core members of the group are Captain Sensible of the Damned, Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats, and Mike Peters of the Alarm, though the show will also feature… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 5, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Jane’s Addiction’s “Been Caught Stealing” While Stealing Front Row Fans’ Cellphones

As part of Arcade Fire's mission to cover local artists at every concert, the band performed Jane Addiction's "Been Caught Stealing" and a little bit of Guns 'N Roses' "Welcome To The Jungle" during their show at the Forum in Los Angeles. While singing, they also decided to have… More »

By: James Rettig / August 2, 2014

Axl Rose Announces Chinese Democracy Sequel, Remix Album

I'm on record here and probably elsewhere as being a fan of Chinese Democracy -- the legendarily bloated, forever-delayed, joke-butt of an album released in 2008 by Axl Rose and a bunch of random musicians contracted to play under the name "Guns N' Roses." Look, it's a good record! The production is embarrassingly dated… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 5, 2014

Duff McKagan To Temporarily Rejoin Guns N’ Roses

Besides Axl Rose, the Guns N' Roses that has been touring with in recent years includes none of the original members responsible for the band's classic 1987 debut Appetite For Destruction. (Incidentally, I watched the inverse of that lineup -- all the original members minus Axl -- perform at the Rock & Roll Hall Of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 2, 2014

Axl Rose Goes Deep On Danish Giraffe Killing

Last week, in an effort to stop inbreeding among its animals, Copenhagen Zoo euthanized one of its male baby giraffes -- shooting him in the head, then dismembering him and feeding him to predators while zoo visitors, including kids, watched. This seems like a pretty fucked up way to deal with a potential inbreeding… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2014

Axl Rose Has A Theory About Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Unplugged Super Bowl Performance

The Super Bowl is but a distant memory, yet the Chili Peppers' Cordgate controversy continues to annihilate our nation's collective sensibilities. Flea already gave us his side of the story -- "[We] were playing along with the pre recorded track so there was no need to plug in our guitars, so we did not… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 5, 2014

Axl Rose’s Ex-Wife Auctioning Love Letters, Wedding Video, Domestic Abuse Report

As the song tells us, nothing lasts forever, and when Axl Rose is involved, that impermanence is likely to be highlighted with legal documents and high-wattage drama. And now, in November no less, Axl's ex-wife, Erin Everly, is drenching the GN'R singer in some metaphorical cold rain -- and making it rain for herself! --… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 21, 2013

Guns N’ Roses – “Going Down”

I might be the only music writer in America (besides Chuck Klosterman) who will actually admit to liking Guns N' Roses' 2008 album, Chinese Democracy. I'm not saying it's a lost classic or anything, but there are some really good songs buried in that grotesque narrative and dated overproduction. Anyway, GNR have mostly laid… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 19, 2013

Guns N’ Roses @ Brooklyn Bowl 6/6/13

If events like this one -- a "secret show" announced at the last minute -- are meant to create the ever-sought-after buzz, well, mission accomplished. Guns N' Roses, in town for Governor's Ball on Saturday, decided to schedule a warm-up of sorts. The Brooklyn Bowl isn't small (cap: 600), but it's not Randall's Island: The… More »

By: Colin St. John / June 7, 2013

Guns N’ Roses Added To Governors Ball

Last month, we reported the massive lineup for this year's Governors Ball, including headlines Kanye West, Kings Of Leon, and one major surprise that would be announced at a later date. It has now been revealed that Guns N' Roses are the third act. Needless to say, the marquee acts are beaming with personality. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 7, 2013

Watch Axl Rose On Jimmy Kimmel

Axl Rose hasn't been interviewed on live TV in 20 years, unless we're counting that unbelievably awkward moment at the 2001 NBA Finals. But to promote a forthcoming Vegas residency, he showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and managed to sit for 12 minutes of questions. Kimmel was unquestionably the right guy to do… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 25, 2012

Watch Neil Young Sing With Guns N’ Roses

As a prelude to some sporadic activity in 2012 -- including a month-long residency in Vegas and a three-city tour in India -- Guns N' Roses performed this past Saturday and Sunday nights at the Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, CA. For Sunday night's performance, they brought none other than Neil Young himself to… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 23, 2012

Appetite For Destruction Turns 25

In talking about Appetite For Destruction, an album that turns 25 on Saturday, it's fun to think about the context that burped the band up: A group full of hard-partying Sunset Strip veterans who'd all done time on the L.A. pop-metal scene, led by an Indiana transplant that still thought of himself as some sort… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 19, 2012

Let’s Stay Not Together: The 10 Best Quotes About Bands Never Reuniting

Most of us go to work every day at jobs we find redundant, collaborating with people we don't like. And, generally speaking, the pay is terrible, and the benefits are worse. Yet, we plod on. But for some estranged bandmates, not even the lure of millions in collective earnings and/or reflective hosannas from the pre… More »

By: Kenny Herzog / June 25, 2012

Axl Bans Fans From Wearing Slash Shirts To GN’R Shows

I have no idea how it's even possible to enforce something like this -- or where one would get a Slash T-shirt in the first place -- but NME reports that fans weren't allowed to wear Slash T-shirts to last night's Guns N' Roses Show at London's O2 Arena. The magazine quotes 18-year-old fa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2012

Check Out Photos And Video From Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2012 Inductions

The 27th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions took place in Cleveland Saturday night, and while there were a lot of no shows -- Faces' Rod Stewart, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, Chili Pepper John Frusciante, and Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose, Dizzy Reed, and Izzy Stradlin -- only Axl's absence wa… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 16, 2012

Axl Rose Won’t Attend Rock Hall Induction

When it was announced that Guns N' Roses would be inducted into the canon of Jann Wenner's infinite playlist the Rock Hall, the main question we asked was whether Axl would get the band back together. Turns out we were asking the wrong question, because not only will GN'R not perform,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 12, 2012
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