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Watch Wolfgang Van Halen Play ‘Paradise City’ With Guns N’ Roses

Guns N' Roses fans who attended the band's Saturday night (Oct. 2) concert got a special treat when Wolfgang Van Halen joined them onstage for a rousing encore of "Paradise City," which you can watch below.Wolfgang's solo band, Mammoth WVH, has spent the last several months opening for Guns N' Roses on their U.S. stadium and arena tour. Last night’s show at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in […]

todayOctober 3, 2021 1

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Guns N’ Roses to Release New EP ‘Hard Skool’ in 2022

Guns N' Roses are set to release a new EP, Hard Skool, in February 2022.The EP––which drops Feb. 25 and is exclusive to the band's online store––will feature recent singles "Hard Skool" and "ABSUЯD," as well as live versions of "Don't Cry" and "You're Crazy."For a taste of what's to come, check out the title-track below:The Hard Skool EP will be available for purchase on CD, Vinyl and Casette, with pre-orders […]

todaySeptember 26, 2021 1

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How Guns N’ Roses Flexed Musical Muscle on Dazzling ‘Locomotive’

On a double album full of sprawling, genre-bending opuses, Guns N' Roses delivered arguably their most dazzling technical achievement with Use Your Illusion II's "Locomotive."Clocking in at 8:42, "Locomotive" marked the second-longest song on the second Illusion disc behind "Estranged," and it found Guns N' Roses dabbling in the nascent funk-metal that groups like Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane's Addiction had recently popularized. Following the meteoric success of Appetite for […]

todaySeptember 25, 2021 1

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Listen to Guns N’ Roses’ New Song ‘Hard Skool’

Guns N’ Roses have officially released the studio version of their new song “Hard Skool.”The track’s life can be traced back to sessions for the band’s long-delayed album Chinese Democracy, when it went by the working title "Jackie Chan." The song was partially leaked in 2006, only to have a full version put online in 2019. That rendition came via GNR fan Rick Dunsford, who purchased a storage unit full of […]

todaySeptember 24, 2021 1

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Guns N’ Roses Kissed Their Past Goodbye on ‘Yesterdays’

Guns N' Roses broke all sorts of new musical ground with their mammoth Use Your Illusion albums. They played things straight on the brisk, bluesy "Yesterdays," however, bidding farewell to their checkered past in pursuit of an even messier future.The third track (and third single) on Use Your Illusion II, "Yesterdays" split the difference between the rancorous blues-rock of Guns N' Roses' debut, Appetite for Destruction, and the high-brow art-rock of their new double-album […]

todaySeptember 19, 2021 3

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How Guns N’ Roses Built ’14 Years’ From Two Different Songs

Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin decided to make like Dr. Frankenstein after they both wrote songs titled "14 Years" for Guns N' Roses' Use Your Illusion albums."Axl Rose phoned me up and said he's written a song called '14 Years' too, which is a really bizarre coincidence," Stradlin recalled in a 1991 interview with Vox (as transcribed by Appetite for Discussion). "So, when he said that, I told him, 'Well […]

todaySeptember 18, 2021 1

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When Guns N’ Roses Took a Stance on Still-Relevant ‘Civil War’

If any other band presented a nearly eight-minute song that quoted speeches from Cool Hand Luke and the Peruvian Shining Path, incorporated a whistled bit of a mid-19th century song and made references to John F. Kennedy's assassination and the Vietnam War, you might raise an eyebrow. Or laugh 'em out of the room.When it's Guns N' Roses, though, nothing seems like much of a surprise. That's the case with "Civil […]

todaySeptember 17, 2021 1

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Guns N’ Roses Rumored to Be Releasing Another New Song Soon

A little over a month after the release of "Absurd," Guns N' Roses are now rumored to be releasing another new song soon, called "Hardskool."The news came from a fan who posted a photo online with Axl Rose after a recent GN'R concert. "So last night I finally met Axl, he invited me backstage and we had a beer together," the caption reads."He remembered me from other shows! I asked him […]

todaySeptember 15, 2021 6

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Guns N’ Roses’ Revealed Their Cynical Side on ‘Garden of Eden’

Guns n' Roses' punk inspirations surfaced in a prominent way on the Use Your Illusion I song "Garden of Eden."Buoyed by a thrashing tempo and choppy guitars, as well as a lengthy, winding Slash solo, the song clocks in at under three minutes. Axl Rose sings impossibly fast, which no doubt explains why the song has very rarely been played live.Lyrically, "Garden of Eden" seems rather prescient today, as it starts […]

todaySeptember 12, 2021 1

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