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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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Decrepit Constituents Of Axl’s Chinese Democracy

Still excited for Guns N’ Roses’ impossibly delayed magnum hocus? Well we’ve got something that’ll clear that up right quick. Rock Daily has pulled together…
Stereogum | May 8, 2007 - 4:40 pm

Our Appetite For Democracy Continues to Wane

Well we're back to playing "Tuesdays With Rose-y," 'cause Axl's scrapped yet another set-in-Play-Doh date for the release of Chinese Democracy. GN'R (that is, Axl…
Stereogum | February 22, 2007 - 12:10 pm

The Life And Times Of Saul Hudson

Slash is set to pen his autobiography. This oughta be good. Via Blabbermouth: Matthew Flamm of Crain’s New York Business reports that former GUNS N’…
Stereogum | February 20, 2007 - 12:32 pm

Guns N’ Roses Set Their Date For Democracy

The game that we liked to call "Tuesdays With Rose-y", wherein the gullible continuously updated their guesses as to which of the year's remaining Tuesdays…
Stereogum | December 15, 2006 - 8:56 am

Bossa N’ Roses

We’ve all got that special someone in our life for whom Axl is everything; ya know, that loved one that enjoys antagonizing GN’R openers and…
Stereogum | December 1, 2006 - 8:59 pm

The Pigeons Of Shit Metal Vs. Axl Rose

Opening for Axl is a promising platform for a band prominently featuring distored guitars, give or take a riot or two. But when Eagles Of…
Stereogum | November 28, 2006 - 9:26 am

Sebastian Bach In Defense Of Axl W. Rose

Guns N' Roses are swinging through NYC tonight, playing a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden, and we've been both shocked and psyched that Axl's…
Stereogum | November 10, 2006 - 8:29 am

Top Ten Onstage Meltdowns

In honor of Guns N' Roses pulling their shit together and working a well-received and functional tour (with a gig at Continental Arena tonight and…
Stereogum | November 6, 2006 - 12:41 pm

Harley Davidson Raises Our Hopes For Democracy

There’s been so much non-news news about the status of Chinese Democracy’s release that we’re back to thinking Mr. N’ Roses will never deem it…
Stereogum | October 25, 2006 - 12:43 pm

Chinese Democracy Non-Update

MTV News reports: For months, Guns N’ Roses ringmaster Axl Rose has been saying ? in radio interviews, at press junkets and even at journalist-thick…
Scott Lapatine | October 2, 2006 - 12:58 pm

30 Seconds To Mars, Guns N’ Roses @ Inland Invasion

“The Kill” is up at YouTube. 3STM’s weekend set for KROQ reminds us of the band’s Lolla performance: Jared in a silly costume, cursing a…
Scott Lapatine | September 25, 2006 - 3:32 pm

Will Chinese Democracy Come Out In 2006?

Axl Rose talks to New York mag about GN’R’s next album, which has been delayed for 34 years. “It’s about being maybe smart enough to…
Scott Lapatine | September 14, 2006 - 10:17 am

Don’t Get Him Started On “One In A Million”

Speaking of Dave Eggers, here's John Moe's latest pop correspondence for McSweeney's. Notes on "Sweet Child O' Mine," as Delivered to Axl Rose by
Scott Lapatine | July 12, 2006 - 9:12 pm

Axl Responds

I’m sure you heard about the incident earlier this week where Axl Rose bit a Swedish hotel security guard and was so intoxicated he had…
Scott Lapatine | June 28, 2006 - 6:20 pm

Fergie Does Axl, Final Fantasy Does Mariah

Every Friday (not true) Stereogum brings you two of the strangest concert clips on the web. Today via reader Magnus, you can watch Fergie from
Scott Lapatine | May 12, 2006 - 2:40 pm

Guns N’ Roses To Rock NYC Without Us

Fri, 05/12/06 07:30 PM Guns N’ Roses SOLD OUT Sun, 05/14/06 07:30 PM Guns N’ Roses SOLD OUT Mon, 05/15/06 07:30 PM Guns N’ Roses…
Scott Lapatine | April 21, 2006 - 10:10 am

New Guns N’ Roses – Chinese Democracy

Earlier this week, Page Six ran a story about Axl Rose bartering entrance to the Stereo nightclub after closing (at 5:30 AM) so he could…
Scott Lapatine | February 19, 2006 - 2:30 pm

Kanye Is Jesus, Axl Is Irrelevant

Kanye West, who caused a Stereogum uproar with his Katrina telethon Bush-bashing, is on the cover of the new Rolling Stone. Posing as Jesus.
Scott Lapatine | January 24, 2006 - 3:17 pm
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