Friday, September 16, 2011

Don't You Cry Tonight

Use Your Illusion I and II were released 20 years ago  tomorrow. Let's take a moment to honor GNR, a band I count among of my first musical loves. Axl may have caught a case of the crazies in recent years, but in the 90s, he was just enough crazy to entertain while also creating some truly great music. And let's face it - few guitarists compete with Slash's solos. Here are some of my favorites (from all their albums), which conjure up memories of friends with long, Axl-inspired  locks and grunge gear. Not to mention many an air guitar solo. I'll never forget first seeing the epic "November Rain" video on MTV...








Axl. (Sigh.)

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