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Last spring, a largely unrecognizable band calling itself Guns N’ Roses did a nine-show residency in Las Vegas. At that point, six years had passed since the release of Guns N’ Roses’ most recent album, Chinese Democracy; 12 years had passed since Chinese Democracy was originally slated for release; and 17 years had passed since… More »

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 »

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 press… More »

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Guns N’ Roses Are Indeed Reuniting, According To Nikki Sixx

It's looking more and more likely that estranged former bandmates Axl Rose and Slash have mended their broken fences and that we'll get to see…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2015 - 9:03 am

Scott Weiland Claims Chester Bennington Has Left Stone Temple Pilots

UPDATE: It's confirmed. Rolling Stone reports that Bennington has left Stone Temple Pilots to focus full-time on Linkin Park, his main band. Both Bennington and…
Chris DeVille | November 7, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Watch Grunge Supergroup’s Iggy & The Stooges Tribute In Seattle Last Night

Last night in Seattle, a quartet of local luminaries gathered on the rooftop of the famous local landmark Pike Place Market to pay tribute to…
Tom Breihan | August 24, 2015 - 10:51 am

Axl Rose & Slash May Be Making Up

After not speaking to each other for almost two decades, Axl Rose and Slash may be ending their feud, or at least reaching some sort…
Peter Helman | August 22, 2015 - 6:52 pm

DJ Ashba & Bumblefoot Quit Guns N’ Roses

Both Darren Jay "DJ" Ashba and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal announced that their departure from Guns N' Roses this week. While the details on Bumblefoot's decision…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 31, 2015 - 5:11 pm

Watch Duff McKagan & Krist Novoselic Play “Sweet Child O’ Mine” Together

Nirvana and Guns N' Roses famously didn't like each other, mostly owing to a backstage spat between Axl Rose and Kurt Cobain at the 1992…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2015 - 10:34 am

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…
Peter Helman | January 5, 2015 - 11:56 am

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…
James Rettig | November 28, 2014 - 11:33 am

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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 19, 2014 - 2:08 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | August 5, 2014 - 4:41 pm

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…
James Rettig | August 2, 2014 - 12:38 pm

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…
Michael Nelson | June 5, 2014 - 2:55 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | April 2, 2014 - 10:06 am

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…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2014 - 10:29 am

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…
Michael Nelson | February 5, 2014 - 11:15 am

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…
Michael Nelson | November 21, 2013 - 3:55 pm

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.
Michael Nelson | August 19, 2013 - 11:41 am

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.
Colin St. John | June 7, 2013 - 12:49 pm

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 7, 2013 - 1:54 pm
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