Guns N’ Roses: True Story Behind ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’

Guns N’ Roses Cover Bob Dylan’s Classic ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’

Guns N’ Roses cover of the Bob  Dylan classic ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ is probably better known than the original version. Even though the song wouldn’t be recorded until 1990 by Guns N’ Roses for the Tom Cruise movie ‘Days of Thunder’, the band first performed the song live in 1987 at the Marquee club in London. I remember once driving with my brother about a decade ago and the song came on the radio and my brother thought ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ was written by Guns N’ Roses and I had to correct him and let him know it’s a Bob Dylan song! Bob Dylan even commented on Guns N’ Roses cover of the song and Slash even played on a Dylan song! Check out our latest true story of ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ below!

 

Guns N’ Roses and TouchTunes App to Giveaway ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Box Sets!

According to a press release from TouchTunes App you can enter for a chance to win an ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Locked and Loaded box set! The band really needs to do a better job of getting the word out there about these types of contests. Check out the release below

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NEW YORK CITY — TouchTunes Entertainment Network has announced that it is partnering with the celebrated hard rock band Guns ‘N Roses and Universal Music Entertainment in a promotional sweepstakes designed for fans of jukeboxes and heavy metal. Through July 29, fans who play a Guns N’ Roses song using the TouchTunes mobile app will be automatically entered in the contest for the chance to win a highly collectable Appetite For Destruction: Locked and Loaded” boxed set, valued at nearly $1,000.

The brand-new box set includes a remaster of the classic Guns N’ Roses album “Appetite for Destruction,” several unreleased tracks and a wide variety of GNR treasures. The limited-edition package is sealed in a simulated-leather wood cabinet with embossed GNR logos and a handmade 3-D cross.

During the final week of the sweepstakes (July 23-29), TouchTunes will turn up the volume of the promotion with a first-of-its-kind Guns N’ Roses jukebox home-screen takeover, featured exclusively on select TouchTunes jukeboxes. The home-screen takeover will include a unique Guns N’ Roses background and custom GNR playlist tiles.

“TouchTunes is proud to partner with Guns N’ Roses and Universal Music Entertainment to provide our operators with a promotional program that inspires consumer engagement across our jukebox and mobile platforms,” said TouchTunes director, music and channel marketing Juan Nuñez. “We always aim to expand upon the possibilities of promotions across our network to drive value for our music and operator partners. Be on the look-out for more soon.”

Click here for the official contest rules.