The Gunners Take Aim At Punk

Metal rockers Guns N' Roses pay tribute to their roots

The members of the aptly named metal band Guns N' Roses have a history of shooting off their mouths. Their 1987 debut album, Appetite for Destruction, used the word nigger and contained the line "Immigrants and faggots/ They make no sense to me." On their new album, however, Axl Rose and his bandmates present a collection of tributes to the '70s punk rock that inspired them -- from the Sex Pistols' Black Leather to the Stooges' Raw Power -- and in doing so they find a way not only to display superb musicianship but also to express anger without their characteristic...

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