Guns N’ Roses: New Account of the Band’s Formation

Axl Rose and Slash, Guns N' Roses 1987 Credit Marc Canter

Rolling Stone Publishes Oral History of Band’s Formation

Rolling Stone published an excerpt from the upcoming book “Nothin, But a Good Time’ which tells the oral history of the hair metal scene.  You can read the excerpt which details Guns N’ Roses formation. 

Guns N’ Roses Release Incredible Photo of Slash

Guns N’ Roses have released a pretty amazing photo of Slash. Check it out here!

Guns N’ Roses Release Pro-Shot Footage of November Rain

6 days ago marked the 29th anniversary of when the single “November Rain” was released from the ‘Use Your Illusion 1′ album. To celebrate Guns N’ Roses released pro-shot footage of the band performing the single during the “Not in This Lifetime Tour” Check it out here.

Guns N’ Roses Video Podcast to Premiere From Marc Canter

Marc Canter, one of Guns N’ Roses close personal friends in the early days is set to launch a video podcast discussing the band’s first 50 gigs. Check out the snippet of episode 1 that’s been teased below!

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The announcement stated the following

“GNR: The First 50 Gigs”is a comprehensive and multifaceted podcast, video and web series launching in early 2021 that provides a first-hand account of the origin story of GN’R, their rise on the Sunset Strip and the making of “Appetite For Destruction”.

Jason Porath, who was helped Canter in co-writing Marc’s book “Reckless Road”, will also be appearing on the series as a co-host.

Duff “Punk Rock” McKagan to Release 1982 Lost Album

An unheard album that Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses recorded with one of his early bands “the Living” will get a release date on April 17th. The super punk rocker revealed the lead video for “Two-Generation Stand” with today’s announcement. SO PUNK ROCK!

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McKagan 17 when he joined the band as their guitarist. The Living’s lineup included singer John Conte, bassist Todd Fleischman, and drummer Greg Gilmore. They played a number of shows around Seattle and even recorded a collection of seven songs, which were lost until Gilmore recently found them. Gilmore would put out a statement that read

“The Living was the beginning of all things Seattle for me — a turning point in my life,” “I joined a band and a community. These guys are still my brothers. I’ve cherished these recordings since the days we made them. This record is a fantastic document of a loaded moment. I love it.”

The band was only together for a few months but they did get some high profile touring spots opening for Canadian punk rockers D.O.A in both Vancouver and their hometown. Soon after the band fell apart Duff McKagan headed south to Los Angeles and hooked up with Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler to form Guns N’ Roses.