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Exquisite Corpse: Guns N' Roses' 'Use Your Illusion I and II'
4 Oct 2011 // 5:00 PM
If there was a gravestone for MTV-style '80s metal, it would probably be Guns N' Roses' 1991 opus Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II.
Id N’ Ego Killed the Pop Metal Star... and the Alternative Rocker, Too
28 Sep 2011 // 5:00 PM
Grunge didn't kill pop metal, it merely succeeded it as the genre of choice as part of a logical progression. To understand the emergence of alt-rock, we need to examine why the tide turned against a wave of music that had once been so popular.
In Defense of Axl Rose Skipping the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
16 Apr 2012 // 6:00 PM
Fans chanted obscenities and writers murdered him in print, but the contentious lead singer's actions may have been the most responsible thing he's ever done.
'It's So Easy (and Other Lies)' by Duff McKagan: Welcome to the Jungle, Indeed
21 Nov 2011 // 4:00 PM
Duff McKagan tells his survival story well, with crisp, intelligent writing that never dumbs anything down and cleverly intertwines chapters about his early life with those detailing the ascent of Guns N' Roses.
Guns N' Roses: Chinese Democracy
23 Nov 2008 // 4:00 PM
No album, ever, is worth a 17-year wait. With that said, though, Chinese Democracy at least tries to match the impossibly lofty expectations it has going for it.
10 Times 'Use Your Illusion I and II' Predicted the Future of Guns N' Roses
9 Apr 2015 // 5:00 AM
This early '90s juggernaut of a double album is a 150 minute long prophecy foretelling the end of the last great rock band.
Counterbalance No. 60: Guns N’ Roses’ 'Appetite for Destruction'
2 Dec 2011 // 12:00 AM
You know where you are? You’re in Counterbalance, baby! And Guns N’ Roses 1987 debut is the 60th most acclaimed album of all time -- take that one to heart!