slash solo – guns n roses – michael jackson

gnrplanet.blogspot.com At a time when pop was dominated by dance music and pop metal, Guns N’ Roses brought raw, ugly rock & roll crashing back into the charts. They were not nice boys; nice boys don’t play rock & roll. They were ugly, misogynist, violent; they were also funny, vulnerable, and occasionally sensitive, as their breakthrough hit “Sweet Child O’ Mine” showed. While Slash and Izzy Stradlin ferociously spit out dueling guitar riffs worthy of Aerosmith or the Stones, Axl Rose screeched out his tales of sex, drugs, and apathy in the big city; bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler were a limber rhythm section that kept the music loose and powerful. Guns N’ Roses’ music was basic and gritty, with a solid hard, bluesy base; they were dark, sleazy, dirty, and honest — everything that good hard rock and heavy metal should be. Guns N’ Roses released their first EP in in 1986, which led to a contract with Geffen; the following year, the band released their debut album, Appetite for Destruction. They started to build a following with their numerous live shows, but the album didn’t start selling until almost a year later, when MTV started playing “Sweet Child o’ Mine.” Soon, the album shot to number one and Guns N’ Roses became one of the biggest bands in the world. By the end of 1988, they released GN’ R Lies, which paired four new, acoustic-based songs with their first EP. Guns N’ Roses began to work on the follow-up to Appetite at the end of 1990. In October
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