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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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Axl Rose Sort Of Confused About This Dr. Pepper Nonsense

Congratulations Dr. Pepper, you managed to get some serious PR mileage out of your Democracy Now campaign. (For those returning from internet vacation, here's the…
Amrit Singh | March 27, 2008 - 12:49 pm
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Velvet Revolver Breakup Via Bitchy Blog Posts

How modern of them. But seriously, our hearts go out to fans of mediocre music, as it looks like the mighty Velvet Revolver are close…
brandon | March 24, 2008 - 11:58 am
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Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 2.0: 2007 Mashed Up

In what is fast becoming a Stereogum tradition, we've once again conspired with master bootlegger team9 for a celebration of the year in singles. Of…
Stereogum | December 30, 2007 - 8:19 pm
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Dance With Mr. Brownstone On New Year’s Eve (And Other Such Rock Options)

Seeing a rock show on NYE is always a good option, provided you've planned well for your post-show hang; nothing worse than loitering on a…
Stereogum | November 27, 2007 - 7:20 pm
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Video Hangover: Guns N’ Roses – “November Rain”

Every week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, Jon McMillan breaks 'em down…
Stereogum | August 21, 2007 - 11:02 am
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Appetite For Standing Around And Dissing Axl

You probably heard Izzy, Duff, Steven, Slash, and even Gilby, showed up at L.A.'s Key Club Saturday night to celebrate Appetite For Destruction's 20th anniversary.
Stereogum | August 2, 2007 - 4:02 pm
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Before The Delayed Release Of Chinese Democracy, There Was The Delayed Release Of Rapidfire

Think a decade long wait for an Axl-related record is long? Doesn't have shit on the wait for Rapidfire. For those who aren't up to…
Stereogum | May 17, 2007 - 12:14 pm
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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
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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
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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' ROSES…
Stereogum | February 20, 2007 - 12:32 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 parties…
Scott Lapatine | October 2, 2006 - 12:58 pm
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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
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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 go,…
Scott Lapatine | September 14, 2006 - 10:17 am
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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
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