At a time when pop was dominated by dance music and pop-metal, Guns N' Roses brought raw, ugly rock & roll crashing back into the charts. They were not nice boys; nice boys don't play rock & roll. They were ugly, misogynistic, and violent; they were also funny, vulnerable, and occasionally sensitive, as their breakthrough hit, "Sweet Child O' Mine," showed. While Slash and Izzy Stradlin ferociously spit out dueling guitar riffs worthy of Aerosmith or the Stones, Axl Rose screeched out his tales of sex, drugs, and apathy in the big city…
The Complete Show from December 19, 1989 Convention Center Atlantic City, New Jersey.
By the time the Rolling Stones began calling themselves the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the late '60s, they had already staked out an impressive claim on the title. As the self-consciously dangerous alternative to the bouncy Merseybeat of the Beatles in the British Invasion, the Stones had pioneered the gritty, hard-driving blues-based rock & roll that came to define hard rock.
Take an independent, critical look at the album that revolutionized rock-and-roll in the late-1980s as a collection of outspoken rock critics and influential musicians delve deeper into Guns and Roses' Appetite for Destruction to offer a revealing look at how it shifted the focus of music away from the hair, and back to the rock. With such tracks as "Welcome to the Jungle," "Mr. Brownstone," and "Paradise City," Appetite for Destruction served as a much needed wakeup call in the increasingly stagnant, image-obsessed world of contemporary rock-and-roll.
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II is the fourth studio album by Guns N' Roses. It was one of two albums released in conjunction with the Use Your Illusion Tour, and as a result the two albums are sometimes considered a double album. Bolstered by lead single "You Could Be Mine", Use Your Illusion II was the slightly more popular of the two albums, selling 770,000 copies its first week and debuting at No. 1 on the U.S. charts, ahead of Use Your Illusion I's first week sales of 685,000. Both albums have since been certified 7× Platinum by the RIAA. This was the last Guns N' Roses album to feature rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin and the last song to feature drummer Steven Adler (Civil War).
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I is the third studio album by Guns N' Roses. It was the first of two albums released in conjunction with the Use Your Illusion Tour, the other being Use Your Illusion II. The two are thus sometimes considered a double album. In fact, in the original vinyl releases, both Use Your Illusion albums are double albums. Material for all four discs was recorded at the same time and there was some discussion of releasing a "quadruple album".