It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Guns N' Roses

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, misogynistic, and 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. Meanwhile, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler were a limber rhythm section who 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. There was something refreshing about a band that could provoke everything from devotion to hatred, especially since both sides were equally right. There hadn't been a hard rock band this raw or talented in years, and they were given added weight by Rose's primal rage, the sound of confused, frustrated white trash vying for a piece of the pie. As the '80s became the '90s, there simply wasn't a more interesting band around, but owing to intra-band friction and the emergence of alternative rock, Rose's supporting cast eventually left, and he spent over 15 years recording before the long-delayed Chinese Democracy appeared in 2008.

Guns N' Roses released their first EP in 1986, which led to a contract with Geffen; the following year, the band released its 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, both the album and single shot to number one, and Guns N' Roses became one of the biggest bands in the world. Their debut single, "Welcome to the Jungle," was re-released and shot into the Top Ten, and "Paradise City" followed in its footsteps. By the end of 1988, they released G N' R Lies, which paired four new, acoustic-based songs (including the Top Five hit "Patience") with their first EP. G N' R Lies' inflammatory closer, "One in a Million," sparked intense controversy, as Rose slipped into misogyny, bigotry, and pure violence; essentially, he somehow managed to distill every form of prejudice and hatred into one five-minute tune.

Guns N' Roses began work on the long-awaited follow-up to Appetite for Destruction at the end of 1990. In October of that year, the band fired Adler, claiming that his drug dependency caused him to play poorly; he was replaced by Matt Sorum from the Cult. During recording, the band added Dizzy Reed on keyboards. By the time the sessions were finished, the new album had become two new albums. After being delayed for nearly a year, the albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II were released in September 1991. Messy but fascinating, the albums showcased a more ambitious band; while there were still a fair number of full-throttle guitar rockers, there were stabs at Elton John-style balladry, acoustic blues, horn sections, female backup singers, ten-minute art rock epics with several different sections, and a good number of introspective, soul-searching lyrics. In short, they were now making art; amazingly, they were successful at it. The albums sold very well initially, but while they had seemed destined to set the pace for the decade to come, that turned out not to be the case at all.

Nirvana's Nevermind hit number one in early 1992, suddenly making Guns N' Roses -- with all of their pretensions, impressionistic videos, models, and rock star excesses -- seem very uncool. Rose handled the change by becoming a dictator, or at least a petty tyrant; his in-concert temper tantrums became legendary, even going so far as to incite a riot in Montreal. Stradlin left by the end of 1991, and with his departure the band lost its best songwriter; he was replaced by ex-Kills for Thrills guitarist Gilby Clarke. GNR didn't fully grasp the shift in hard rock until 1993, when they released an album of punk covers, The Spaghetti Incident?; it received some good reviews, but the band failed to capture the reckless spirit of not only the original versions, but its own Appetite for Destruction. By the middle of 1994, there were rumors flying that GNR were about to break up, since Rose wanted to pursue a new, more industrial direction and Slash wanted to stick with their blues-inflected hard rock. The band remained in limbo for several more years, and Slash resurfaced in 1995 with the side project Slash's Snakepit and an LP, It's Five O'Clock Somewhere.

Rose remained out of the spotlight, becoming a virtual recluse and doing nothing but tinkering in the studio; he also recruited various musicians -- including Dave Navarro, Tommy Stinson, and ex-Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck -- for informal jam sessions. Remaining members were infuriated by Rose's inclusion of childhood friend Paul Huge in the new sessions when both Stradlin and Clarke were excluded from rejoining the band. And a remake of the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" was essentially the straw that broke the camel's back, as Rose cut out some of the other members' contributions and pasted Huge over the song without consulting anyone else. By 1996, Slash was officially out of Guns N' Roses, leaving Rose the lone remaining survivor from the group's heyday; rumors continued to swirl, and still no new material was forthcoming, though Rose did re-record Appetite for Destruction with a new lineup for rehearsal purposes. The first new original GNR song in eight years, the industrial metal track "Oh My God" finally appeared on the soundtrack to the 1999 Arnold Schwarzenegger film End of Days. Soon after, Geffen issued the two-disc Live Era: '87-'93.

The year 2000 brought the addition of guitarists Robin Finck (of Nine Inch Nails) and Buckethead, and 2001 was greeted with Guns N' Roses' first live dates in nearly seven years, as the band (which consisted of Rose plus guitarists Finck and Buckethead, bassist Stinson, former Primus drummer Brian "Brain" Mantia, childhood friend and guitarist Paul Huge, and longtime GNR keyboardist Dizzy Reed) played a show on New Year's Eve 2000 in Las Vegas, playing as well at the mammoth Rock in Rio festival the following month. On New Year's Eve 2001, the band played almost the exact same set as the year before.

An appearance at MTV's 2002 Video Music Awards helped garner interest in the new lineup, but a rusty performance from Rose and an interview where he said his new album wasn't coming out anytime soon didn't do much to further their cause. That summer, GNR started on their first tour in almost eight years, and they managed to fulfill all of their commitments in Europe and Asia. Sadly, they caused a violent and destructive riot in Vancouver when Rose failed to show up for the first date of their North American tour. While he was up to his old shenanigans with the retooled lineup, former Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland, Slash, Sorum, and McKagan formed the successful Velvet Revolver in spring 2002.

And so years passed and still no new GNR album, to the point where it became one joke too many. The album was long billed as Chinese Democracy, and occasionally session recordings would leak and make their way onto Internet file-sharing networks. A fascinating article written by Jeff Leeds for The New York Times, published in March 2005, revealed how tangled and costly the making of the album had become. According to the article, titled "The Most Expensive Album Never Released," Rose began work on the album in 1994 and racked up production costs of at least $13 million dollars. Producers involved with the album at one time or another included Mike Clink, Youth, Sean Beavan, and even Roy Thomas Baker. (Curiously, Moby claimed to have been offered the job as well.) Marco Beltrami and Paul Buckmaster were allegedly brought in for orchestral arrangements, and there was a revolving door of guitarists. In 2006, the album seemed closer to release, as Rose began surfacing in public and even took his band on the road for some shows. The music industry's biggest boondoggle finally bore fruit in 2008 when Axl unveiled a record that was well over a decade in the making. While Chinese Democracy received many rave reviews, and the critical response was positive overall, the record underperformed (its almost impossible) expectations, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200 when it came out in November. A worldwide tour followed. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Greg Prato, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Chinese Democracy (Radio Single)

Comments

Report as inappropriate
WAKE UP TIME TO DIE
Report as inappropriate
Love Guns 'N' Roses!!!
Report as inappropriate
dhw77
I love Guns N' Roses rock on
Report as inappropriate
Don't Cry, one of Axels best in my opinion. Rock On Everyone
Report as inappropriate
because emos dont like gnr
Report as inappropriate
WHY CANT THERE BE MORE MODERN DAY BANDS LIKE G&R?
Report as inappropriate
1971nicolaro s s e t t i
AOSOME
Report as inappropriate
so fn easy
Report as inappropriate
so fin easy
Report as inappropriate
"Its so easy"
Report as inappropriate
I'm going with an owen hart rocks sign
Report as inappropriate
okay
Report as inappropriate
That's good , good mom you have :)
Report as inappropriate
my mom is going with me to see the wwf in hidalgo texas
Report as inappropriate
✨❤️✨
Report as inappropriate
⚡️♠️⚡️❤️⚡️♣️
Report as inappropriate
⚡️❤️⚡️
Report as inappropriate
Thank for lyrics pandora
Report as inappropriate
my michelle
Report as inappropriate
night train
Report as inappropriate
paradise city
Report as inappropriate
November Rain: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS SONG RIGHT HERE.
Report as inappropriate
I think about some of my ex gfs. Now I'm with Maki.
Report as inappropriate
rock intesly dudes
Report as inappropriate
cool song
Report as inappropriate
hapy junk food day axl rose
Report as inappropriate
This GnR line up would of still been kicking a** but life had different plans. Anyway thanks GnR for your kick a** music
Report as inappropriate
I'm out of there by now
Report as inappropriate
aidan0058
Welcome to the jungle everyone
Report as inappropriate
I rather go to beverly hills, Sweden and Las Vegas
Report as inappropriate
Im 11 and I know all the GNR members and I have memorized every song...soooo o o igbenoit42 don't be so proud... (and I knew that when I was 6)
Report as inappropriate
I'm 14 and I know all gnr members and they are my fav band.
Report as inappropriate
If you want to go to the jungle visit La
Report as inappropriate
gnr disbanded. Slayer is still around. Megadeth always has back up.
Report as inappropriate
I love it this song great memories ������������
Report as inappropriate
Great album start to finish.
Report as inappropriate
Like to find the album by the sweet little willy
Report as inappropriate
Good song
Report as inappropriate
Patice
Report as inappropriate
Night train rocks april
Report as inappropriate
Gun and roses rocks still
Report as inappropriate
I remember feeling this way about the adults that were in my life at that time. I was correct in that situation!!
Report as inappropriate
Gnr rocked in late 80's and after 20years they are still great to listen to
Report as inappropriate
Izzy and Duff own axl and slash
Report as inappropriate
Nightrain, , one of Axle ' s best. ROCK ON EVERYONE
Report as inappropriate
I'm getting my Haohmaru toy today
Report as inappropriate
just their first cd though.
Report as inappropriate
I'm 32 and like gnr
Report as inappropriate
~ we don't want no civil waaaaar ~
Report as inappropriate








P


Show more

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[96, 79, 114, 111, 115, 68, 114, 120, 90, 70, 94, 90, 78, 97, 96, 100, 125, 78, 108, 99, 114, 109, 118, 77, 98, 70, 122, 85, 103, 103, 103, 111, 93, 77, 84, 113, 88, 103, 64, 88, 78, 93, 70, 103, 116, 111, 105, 89, 102, 96, 93, 108, 127, 75, 105, 93, 109, 100, 76, 121, 111, 119, 65, 69, 125, 90, 116, 102, 97, 101, 95, 66, 99, 76, 117, 124, 86, 92, 79, 98, 70, 99, 78, 89, 79, 107, 74, 86, 83, 64, 74, 64, 125, 78, 76, 114, 123, 80, 83, 91, 94, 87, 64, 70, 123, 126, 98, 78, 99, 114, 76, 85, 88, 68, 114, 107, 81, 92, 115, 83, 69, 126, 97, 85, 108, 77, 111, 67, 79, 119, 66, 86, 110, 83, 77, 103, 65, 69, 87, 121, 107, 118, 113, 77, 102, 66, 80, 100, 107, 101, 104, 74, 66, 90, 72, 107, 118, 77, 82, 119, 79, 126, 88, 95, 119, 71, 82, 93, 85, 100, 66, 121, 74, 97, 80, 89, 115, 111, 125, 78, 125, 90, 121, 71, 72, 121, 124, 116, 117, 76, 88, 121, 109, 110, 66, 96, 123, 111, 82, 100, 74, 83, 107, 84, 70, 102, 76, 108, 74, 87, 75, 97, 100, 97, 126, 114, 110, 71, 118, 113, 112, 110, 79, 93, 94, 101, 75, 124, 84, 86, 73, 113, 94, 92, 98, 99, 73, 96, 110, 82, 67, 95, 118, 105, 101, 83, 114, 88, 126, 122, 99, 93, 79, 71, 108, 124, 74, 79, 65, 113, 82, 123, 79, 109, 72, 112, 91, 88, 95, 85, 94, 84, 110, 80, 124, 82, 81, 80, 109, 69, 124, 102, 91, 110, 90, 121, 75, 79, 112, 89, 74, 117, 117, 120, 64, 91, 125, 91, 125, 94, 127, 94, 94, 116, 121, 90, 66, 122, 89, 100, 108, 90, 112, 111, 92, 127, 96, 87, 113, 103, 92, 124, 85, 96, 85, 84, 114, 127, 68, 103, 87, 113, 87, 99, 106, 79, 113, 64, 91, 100, 83, 103, 78, 115, 87, 82, 64, 64, 114, 89, 79, 101, 126, 103, 74, 80, 93, 86, 110, 116, 75, 99, 86, 87, 116, 65, 98, 82, 72, 125, 92, 106, 113, 111, 84, 76, 87, 71, 121, 94, 119, 93, 87, 89, 96, 78, 68, 89, 123, 64, 75, 66, 74, 92, 91, 79, 94, 125, 77, 93, 114, 82, 83, 90, 115, 122, 80, 119, 98, 127, 69, 102, 93, 124, 125, 81, 122, 94, 81, 110, 92, 75, 122, 96, 98, 115, 77, 96, 83, 104, 105, 123, 72, 83, 75, 79, 121, 103, 98, 78, 85, 119, 112, 93, 102, 89, 90, 85, 99, 67, 65, 91, 97, 77, 118, 123, 78, 105, 84, 95, 122, 72, 96, 125, 67, 80, 122, 116, 92, 110, 93, 122, 65, 104, 67, 102, 73, 87, 121, 93, 99, 104, 115, 110, 97, 97, 108, 101, 75, 72, 70, 81, 112, 121, 121, 114, 118, 72, 109, 70, 104, 100, 127, 114, 127, 80, 71, 74, 117, 70, 120, 100]