One of the best bands to ever play. They continued the great hard rock
tradition of AC/DC
, and Van Halen
. In the classic lineup(Axl, Slash
, Duff McKagan
, Steve Adler
, and later Dizzy Reed
), they recorded some of the greatest songs in rock.
They set themselves appart from the rest of 80's rockers because while they understood that rock n' roll is supposed to be a good time (unlike the teenage-angst "rockers" that pollute the airwaves today), they also had unbelievable amounts of talent. And you can like Guns n' Roses and Nirvana
at the same time. The gunners weren't hostile towards Kurt
; in fact, Duff and Kurt met on an airplane and were friendly with eachother.
Unfortunately, Axl Rose
could behave like a jerk when he got pissed (which was alot). Lets see how you'd be if you were brought up in a fundamentalist
home where your stepdad hit you from the age of 2 and kicked you out at age 16. Plus, he's manic-depressive
. He still is a great talent and can be a nice guy sometimes. Though his facelift and dreadlocks were a couple of pretty bad choices.
Guns n' Roses never were rascist in their music. People who criticize One In A Million
don't have clue what they're talking about. Axl has said that it was ABOUT the rascism and homophobia in America, not in favor of it. Besides, Slash
is part black and part Jewish.
Fortunately, Izzy Stradlin
and Axl have reconciled their differences, and at least that much of the Appetite for Destruction
-era band may be reunited. When Chinese Democracy
is released, the world will finaly get some real rock n' roll instead of mall rock
Guns n' Roses are a talented, creative, authentic band that came from being poor and obscure to being world famous, back in the days before MTV went downhill.