Appetite for cancellation
February 17, 2023

Slash: Guns N’ Roses would have been “canceled in this day"

"I haven’t really thought about all that [scandalous stuff] that much recently. But now that you mention it, most of everything that [Guns N’ Roses] did would’ve gotten us canceled in this day and age" - G'N'R's guitarist Slash says in a new interview with Yahoo! Entertainment. He added: “We would not have fared well in this environment, for sure… on so many different levels. But I mean, a lot of things from back then would not be what you consider acceptable at this moment in time. … I’m just glad that we didn’t have the internet bac

Mötley Crüe

Richard Bienstock and Tom Beajuour, the authors of the new oral history 'Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion' choose eight of the most archetypal and illustrative videos of '80s hard rock. It's Poison's 'Talk Dirty To me', Guns N' Roses' 'It's So Easy', Mötley Crüe's 'Looks That Kill' and several others similarly ridiculous. As for Binstock and Beajuour's book, All Music argues it is a "treasure trove of stories, drama, and details from one of the most over-the-top eras in rock".

Where the decade gets a list
October 09, 2020

BBC votes U2's 'Joshua Tree' the best album of the 1980s

Listeners to BBC Radio 2's Sounds of the 80s have chosen U2's 'The Joshua Tree' as the best album of the 1980s. Released in 1987, it made U2 one of the world's biggest bands, thanks to anthems like 'With Or Without You' and 'Where The Streets Have No Name', BBC reflects. Dire Straits' 'Brothers In Arms' came second in BBC's survey, followed by The Stone Roses' eponymous debut, Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' on fourth and Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite for Destruction' on the fifth spot.

Guns N' Roses created the new picture book in collaboration with the novelist James Patterson, and it was illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin. 'Sweet Child O' Mine' pulls its narrative from the lyrics of the Guns N’ Roses song of the same name and follows the adventures of Maya and Natalia Rose, the niece and daughter of Guns N’ Roses manager Fernando Lebeis, who have grown up touring with the band. It’s due out September.

Organizers of the Vive Latino Festival in Mexico City chose to move forward with the event last weekend because “authorities are telling us that we are in Phase 1 [of the Coronavirus epidemic]” and “suspending mass events is not necessary”, according to Billboard. Nevertheless, many of the festival’s scheduled artists dropped out of the event, but not Guns N' Roses - they played a 22-song set that was highlighted by the first live performance of the 'Use Your Illusion II' track 'So Fine' in 27 years. Festival-goers were subject to intense measures upon their entry into the grounds - all attendees had their temperatures taken prior to being allowed access, Consequence of Sound reports. Guns N’ Roses intend to play all concerts in areas that haven’t limited public gatherings - in Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic.

"If I was going to name a favorite record that has been a favorite for all my life it would probably be either 'Beggars Banquet' or 'Let It Bleed' from the Rolling Stones. Actually, 'Sticky Fingers', 'Let It Bleed', 'Beggars Banquet', 'Exile on Main St.' — those four records in a row are pretty much my favorite music of all time" - Slash said about […]

Guns N' Roses wrapped up their multi-year tour 'Not in This Lifetime' with $584.2 million grossed from 5,371,891 tickets sold. The comeback tour started in 2016, and they played 158 shows in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, as well as 31 European gigs, 15 in Asia, 15 in South America, eight dates in Australia and […]

Classic video 'Sweet Child O' Mine' by the Guns N' Roses is the first '80s music video to reach a billion views on YouTube, Loudwire reports. The video shows the band performing the track in front of their bullet logo, with cutscenes of the members' girlfriends. It was written by Rose about his ex-wife Erin […]

Slash has confirmed that Guns N’ Roses are working on new material - “Axl, Duff, myself, and Richard have all talked about … there’s material and stuff going on already for a new record”. Don't expect a date yet: “It’s just, with Guns N’ Roses, you don’t go, ‘Oh, there’s a plan, and it’s gonna […]