Guns N’ Roses Give Away ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Red Cassette Tape To Fans!
(UPDATE): Two fans showed up including Cynthia who we had dinner with in Los Angeles last November! Congrats Cynthia!
— Cynthia Drew (@Gymnast45H) September 6, 2018
Guns N’ Roses announced on social media today that they are giving away a red ‘Appetite for Destruction’ tape to the first 10 Nightrain Members who showed up to the old Towers Record in Los Angeles. Check out the post below! We almost got our buddy Kevin to go but he said traffic was too bad to make it in time.
The first 10 Nightrain members with their fan club shirt and lanyard at the old Tower Records location on Sunset Blvd will get a rare limited edition #AppetiteForDestruction red cassette tape.
Good luck… pic.twitter.com/exVLMUx7RO
— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) September 6, 2018
Slash Reveals That Him and Scott Weiland’s “Chemical Issues” Contributed to Band’s Breakup
In a new The Australian interview, Slash recently did he said that Scott Weiland wasn’t the only person responsible for Velvet Revolver falling apart in 2008. Slash stated that he himself was to blame as well, citing ‘chemical issues’ they both fought. Slash claimed in another interview that his time in Velvet Revolver was “no fun”.
Slash cites Rose’s constant lateness as his own reason for leaving Guns N’ Roses in 1996, after which he formed Slash’s Snakepit (he’s a big snake fan) and then Velvet Revolver, leaving Rose as the sole founder member. Velvet Revolver fell apart in 2008, with Slash citing his own and singer Scott Weiland’s “chemical issues” for the dissolution. He had a defibrillator fitted to correct a heart condition resulting from his years of excess and, by the time he formed Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators in 2010 he was clean. That helped to pave the way for the Guns N’ Roses reunion few thought could ever happen.
Slash relapsed on drugs in 2006, which was a reason for the delay in recording Velvet Revolver’s second album Libertad. Scott Weiland relapsed on drugs and alcohol in 2007. In the spring of 2008 Scott Weiland was fired from Velvet Revolver. It was around this time that Scott Weiland was going back to his old band Stone Temple Pilots. Velvet Revolver reunited for a one-off performance in January 2012 to play a charity gig. Weiland died from an accidental drug overdose in December 2015.