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Guns N’ Roses: Danger Lurks Beyond The Doors

Profile by Simon Reynolds, Observer, The, August 1991

No other rock band today provokes such polarised opinions as Guns N' Roses. For some, they are 'the most dangerous band in the world', heirs ...

Izzy Stradlin

Interview by Ian Fortnam,, March 2001

SHAKING THE notoriety gained following six years on the road with Guns N' Roses was never going to be the easiest of tasks. But Izzy ...


Guns N' Roses: Raising Hell in the City of Angels

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, April 1987

Over on L.A.'s Santa Monica Boulevard, rock renegades GUNS N' ROSES are having a ball. PAUL ELLIOTT parrys shots with L.A.'s scuzziest scumbags. ...

Guns N' Roses: The Subterraneans

Report and Interview by Jon Wilde, Melody Maker, June 1987

Something's crawling from the gutters of Los Angeles, something bright and proud and bad, something making claims on setting a scene. Jonh Wilde took a ...

Guns N' Roses: Colt Heroes

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, June 1987

"KNOW WHAT I want to do? Really want to do? Go over to Japan and pollute it. I'm not talking about drugs, I'm talking about ...

Guns N' Roses: Appetite For Destruction (Geffen)

Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, July 1987

OF COURSE they're dreadful. What's more surprising is that so many members of the press, who on most other days of the week could be ...

Guns N' Roses, Faster Pussycat: Apollo Theatre, Manchester

Live Review by Paul Elliott, Sounds, October 1987


Guns N'Roses: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, October 1987

"THIS SONG is my favourite," screams part-man-mostly-dog guitarist Slash, Guns N'Roses' mascot pimple. "It's for all you thrashers out there and it's dedicated to BLOW-jobs ...

Def Leppard: Hysteria (Polygram); Guns N' Roses: Appetite For Destruction (Geffen)

Review by Deborah Frost, Creem, December 1987

WAS IT REALLY worth the wait? Four years and nearly two million dollars later, Def Leppard has finally unveiled their new "masterpiece." What Hysteria's constipated ...

Days Of Guns N' Roses

Interview by Bill Holdship, Spin, May 1988

In which our reporter discovers that L.A.'s reputed bad boys are good-bad, but they're not evil. ...

Guns N' Roses: The Rocky Horror Show

Interview by Push, Melody Maker, September 1988

When Guns N' Roses were interviewed just before they performed at Castle Donington last week, guitarist Slash said, "The kids need to have that one ...

Guns N' Roses: Slash and The Cash

Interview by Steve Mascord, On The Street, December 1988

BLINK, AND you'll miss a band being compared to the Rolling Stones. Everyone from the Monkees to Crowded House to your local pub group have ...

Guns N' Roses: Dancing with Mr Brownstone

Profile by Paul Elliott, Sounds, November 1989

GUNS N' ROSES are the archetypal rock'n'roll renegades — loud-mouthed American punks fuelled on liquor and drugs as they rampage on a crazed course towards self-destruction. Paul ...

Guns' N' Roses

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, 1991

ONLY DAYS INTO Guns N' Roses' world tour and there was trouble. At a St Louis stadium Axl Rose jumped into the audience to snatch ...

Guns N' Roses: Tears Before Bedtime?

Profile and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Q, July 1991

Axl fired the band. The band fired Axl. Then they made up – and fired the drummer instead. Slash checked into rehab — than checked ...

Guns N' Roses: Welcome To My Nightmare

Interview by Nick Kent, Vox, October 1991

Guns N' Roses are undoubtably the biggest noises in rock. But for how long? Would you buy two simultaneously released LPs at full price? Will ...

Guns N’ Roses: Wimps ‘R’ Us

Essay by Deborah Frost, Village Voice, The, October 1991

SMART BOYS DON'T talk about anarchy; stupid boys don't know about it. It's hard to imagine, say, Emma Goldman (who, true, was not really a ...

Slash Speaks

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Music Life, November 1991

THE PLUSH CONRAD HOTEL at Chelsea Harbour has for some reason (maybe it's the copious amount of Moet & Chandon champagne in the minibar!) become ...

Guns N'Roses: Knockin' On Britain's Door

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, May 1992

As GUNS N'ROSES' gigantic European tour kicks in and their single, 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' storms the Number One slot, the most talked-about band in ...

Axl Rose: The Mussolini Of Mass Culture

Profile by Toby Young, Modern Review, The, Summer 1992

FEW THINGS ARE MORE CAPABLE of convincing you that rock 'n' roll is dead than a benefit concert. The spectacle of all those cadaverous rock ...

Guns N’ Roses: Duff McKagan talks

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 1993

"SO, WHEN WE got back from the Appetite tour, I bought this big house, bought all this furniture, I was by myself, I was divorced, ...

Guns N' Roses: The Spaghetti Incident? Geffen

Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, February 1994

LISTENING TO The Spaghetti Incident? is like hearing Use Your Illusion I and II refracted through cover versions. The first song, Axl Rose's pipe-bending 'Since ...

Essential Guide To "Explicit" Albums

Guide by Stephen Dalton, Vox, August 1994

Back in 1985, one seemingly harmless song led a woman to take unprecedented action against the American recording industry. Thanks to her moral crusade, albums ...

Slash: Trigger with Attitude

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar, February 1995

After a whole year of well-publicised feuds with Axl Rose, Guns N' Roses' Slash has now cut loose to record his own album with a ...

The Ten That Matter Most '85-'95: Guns N' Roses

Retrospective by Chuck Eddy, Spin, April 1995

GUNS N' ROSES surprised me in 1987 simply by being search-and-destroy young punks who weren't afraid to sing and dance. ...

In Bed With... Slash

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, July 1995

WHEN WERE you first aware of the birds and the bees? ...

Guns N’ Roses: Together Again?

Report and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 1996

GUNS N’Roses is back from the dead. Five years after the release of their last new material — the epic Use Your Illusion I and ...

Q&A with Slash

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 1996

YOU HAVE a house in the Hollywood Hills, you have a wife, you have housepets, you're the most unpunk I've ever seen you. A fine ...

Neurotic Outsiders: Duff and Matt talk records

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, September 1996

The first record you ever bought Matt: 1966, A Hard Day’s Night. I saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show — I was ...

Guns N' Roses: Didn't You Used To Be Axl Rose?

Report and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, July 2001

When the reclusive Guns 'N Roses star re-emerged last year, even old band mates didn't recognise him. After a decade of hiring and firing, an ...

The Madness of King Axl

Report by Ian Fortnam, Classic Rock, 2002

AS OPPRESSIVE darkness gradually envelops Temple Newsam, a remote agrarian idyll that annually plays host to the Leeds leg of the Carling Festival, the all-pervasive ...

Guns N' Roses: Meltdown

Report by Nick Kent, Guardian, The, January 2003

With Guns N' Roses, he was one of the biggest – and baddest – rockers on the planet. Now his new album is a decade ...

Guns N' Roses: The Endless Wait For Chinese Democracy

Report by Andrew Mueller, Uncut, April 2007

It has been 5650 days since Guns N' Roses last released an album of original material. 24 musicians, 8 producers and 15 million dollars later… ...

Guns N' Roses: The Monsters of Rock Return

Comment by Andy Gill, Independent, The, October 2008

After 14 years of rumours and false starts, Guns N' Roses are promising to release their new album. There's even a ticking clock on their ...

Guns N'Roses: Chinese Democracy

Review by Jim Irvin, Word, The, 2009

"ALL I'VE got is time" sings Axl Rose in the opening, title song of Chinese Democracy. ...

Guns N' Roses: Reading Festival, Berkshire

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, August 2010

Axl flounders as Reading made to wait for its rock fix ...

see also Duff McKagan

see also Slash

see also Izzy Stradlin

see also Velvet Revolver

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