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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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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…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2012 - 9:22 am

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'…
Michael Nelson | October 23, 2012 - 3:24 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2012 - 3:06 pm

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…
Scott Lapatine | April 16, 2012 - 9:30 am

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…
Amrit Singh | April 12, 2012 - 9:53 am

Guns N’ Roses Won’t Perform At Rock Hall Induction

Well, this sucks. Our best chance to see all five estranged but, amazingly, still-alive original members of Guns N’ Roses performing onstage together was this…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2012 - 3:19 pm

Music’s 10 Most Scandalous Live-TV Moments

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Watch Feist’s Nutty “November Rain” Encore

You have to be out of your goddam mind to cover "November Rain," Guns N' Roses' masterpiece of bloated excess, and Leslie Feist is apparently…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2012 - 3:55 pm

The 10 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2011

Back in the day, when two artists didn’t like each other, they’d deal with it in relatively low-profile ways: A snippy backstage comment, or a…
Tom Breihan | December 29, 2011 - 10:19 am

Axl Mulls GN’R Rock Hall Reunion

A little while back, Axl Rose hinted that he could potentially reunite with the classic Guns N' Roses lineup if his band ever made it…
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2011 - 5:09 pm

GN’R, Beasties, RHCP Inducted Into Rock Hall Of Fame

The Rock Hall is the sort of boomer pageantry that younger music fans tend to sweep aside like, say, the Grammys. That is until the…
Amrit Singh | December 7, 2011 - 10:09 am

Watch Axl Rose’s First Interview In 5 Years

To celebrate National Metal Day yesterday, VH1 Classic's That Metal Show programmed Axl Rose's first interview in five years, and the first televised one in…
Scott Lapatine | November 12, 2011 - 12:58 pm

Axl Rose Explains Rock In Rio Lateness, But Not Why He Looks Like That Now

At Brazil's Rock In Rio Festival last week, the reconstituted Axl-plus-nobodies version of Guns N' Roses earned the wrong kind of attention when they took…
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2011 - 12:42 pm

What Axl Rose Looks Like Now

Oh jeez. Oh boy. We can't ignore this any longer, can we? William Axl Rose, who was once one of rock's greatest and most forbidding…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2011 - 3:41 pm

Rock Hall 2012 Nominees: GN’R, Cure, RHCP, Beasties

This morning, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced its nominees for 2012 induction. This year, we've got some intriguing new names on the…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2011 - 12:09 pm

Guns N’ Roses To Tour

Their monster Use Your Illusion albums just turned 20, and now Guns N' Roses -- or at least Axl Rose and whoever's backing him up…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2011 - 11:43 am

Use Your Illusion Turns 20

Guns N' Roses headlined the first show I ever saw. This was July 1992 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, the first night of their…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2011 - 2:10 pm

New GN’R LP To Have “A Lot Of Good Shit”

Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba spoke about an upcoming album while attending a launch for Activision's first-person shooter game, Call of Duty: Black Ops.
brandon | November 12, 2010 - 11:32 am