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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’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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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GN’R Get Bottled In Dublin

No respect. From either side. Guns N' Roses opted to cut last night's set at O2 in Dublin to 20 minutes after being pelted by…
brandon | September 2, 2010 - 11:45 am
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Jane’s Addiction Hires Duff McKagan

In the ongoing game of '90s Senior League musical (velvet) revolving chairs, G N' R vet and Duffonomics columnist Duff McKagan's replaced Eric Avery as…
brandon | April 1, 2010 - 12:36 pm

Libertines Reunite For Reading/Leeds 2010

The 2010 bill-sharing Reading & Leeds Festivals, scheduled for 8/27-29 in those respective cities, will feature Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 as headliners,…
brandon | March 29, 2010 - 5:56 pm
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Sebastian Bach Saved Axl Rose’s Life, Probably

He stopped a man with a switchblade knife from approaching the GN'R stage Sunday night. Bach was on Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, so he's…
jessica | February 16, 2010 - 3:04 pm
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Apparently Guns N’ Roses Played The John Varvatos Store Last Night For #fashionweek, Axl Freaked Out On A Blog Forum

The crowdsourced journalism of Twitter brings this situation to light, as do the attendant twitpics. The situation rendered in a lower light, those twitpics, but…
Amrit Singh | February 12, 2010 - 8:53 am
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“Guns N’ Roses” Play Winnipeg

Axl & Co. -- still w/ Tommy Stinson -- played their first North American Chinese Democracy gig last night. Remember Chinese Democracy? Remember GN'R? Actually,…
brandon | January 14, 2010 - 2:59 pm
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Guns N’ Roses To Tour Canada In January?

According to Ticketmaster, GN'R are playing 7 dates in Canada, starting 1/13 in Winnipeg. Maybe Axl was inspired by the Ulrich Schnauss lawsuit. Because it…
brandon | October 19, 2009 - 1:58 pm
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Axl Denies Ripping Off Ulrich Schnauss

If Coldplay has allegedly taught us anything, it's that you go to unlikely sources when you allegedly rip people off. So I'd say Axl Rose…
Amrit Singh | October 6, 2009 - 5:16 pm
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Chinese Democracy Leaker Sentenced

Kevin Cogill gets two months' home confinement and one year's probation for sharing GN'R tracks before their 17 year gestation was complete. He also has…
Scott Lapatine | July 14, 2009 - 9:53 pm
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Not Necessarily Breaking Up

The band's manager tells NME that while CYHSY have indeed abandoned plans to head into the studio, bloggers suggesting a permanent split are "probably reading…
Scott Lapatine | January 21, 2009 - 11:34 am
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Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice III: 2008 Mashed Up

For the third year in a row, we've turned to master bootlegger team9 to take some of our favorite songs of the year and mash…
Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2008 - 6:17 pm
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Axl Answers More Questions, Stereogum Gets Its Free Dr. Pepper

On Friday we looked at Axl Rose's Q&A with fans on a Guns N' Roses message board. The next day the reclusive rocker answered more…
Scott Lapatine | December 15, 2008 - 9:06 pm
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Axl Rose On Chinese Democracy, Bipolarity, Running Late & Kanye West

Maybe he's excited by his surprise appearances on a few of these year-end lists (way to blaze trails NY Post). Or, despite what he says,…
brandon | December 12, 2008 - 10:34 am
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