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    Wed, 07 Dec 2011 06:32:17

    Feature: Guns N' Roses Set to Be Inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Share Your Favorite GNR Memory - Exclusive feature by ARTISTdirect.com editor and "Dolor" author Rick Florino...

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    • Guns N' Roses - WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Musician Gilby Clarke of Guns N' Roses attends the BandFuse: Rock Legends video game launch event at House of Blues Sunset Strip on November 12, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
    • Guns N' Roses - WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Musician Gilby Clarke of Guns N' Roses attends the BandFuse: Rock Legends video game launch event at House of Blues Sunset Strip on November 12, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.

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    Revolution has surrounded everything that Guns N' Roses have ever done.

    That's really the essence of rock 'n' roll as well.

    So, it's only fitting that the band be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 with the ceremony set for April 14 in Cleveland, OH. In a time when their Sunset Strip counterparts bordered on pop with hairspray-drenched anthems of love, Guns N' Roses injected gutter punk attitude into heavy metal's instrumental intricacy on 1987's Appetite For Destruction. The record boasted a reckless spirit driven along by some of the most furious playing the genre had ever seen and the best vocalist since Robert Plant—Axl Rose.

    Rose was diverse in ways that no one before him had been. He could schizophrenically shift voices from a deep bellow on "It's So Easy" to a stadium-filling wail with "Rocket Queen". Yet, he kicked everything up about ten notches further on the epic double salvo of Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, especially on the likes of masterpieces like "Coma" and "Don't Cry". Pop, rock, and heavy metal were never ever the same after Guns N' Roses made their initial mark. Everything was different after. Everything got a little more dangerous. Everything got a little more daring. Everything got a little more exciting. Everything got a little better.

    Since 1987, fans have tied innumerable memories, stories, and anecdotes to every Guns N' Roses has done in the studio and on tour. Right now, they're making even more memories on a critically acclaimed North American jaunt in support of 2008's divine Chinese Democracy. That's really the place to experience Rose—on stage. His brilliance shines through every note that he belts out every night, and he's utterly on fire. Everyone in attendance undoubtedly will remember each performance.

    With the band's induction around the corner, we wanted you to share your best Guns N' Roses memory below in the comments!

    Rick Florino
    12.7.11


    What's your favorite Guns N' Roses memory?

    Current Tour Dates Below:

    12/07 Youngstown OH Covelli Center
    12/08 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
    12/11 Denver, CO 1st Bank Center
    12/13 Salt Lake City UT Maverik Center
    12/16 Seattle, WA Key Arena
    12/17 Vancouver, BC CAN Pacific Coliseum
    12/21 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
    12/30 Las Vegas, NV The Joint

    12/31 Las Vegas, NV The Joint

    Keep an eye out for more from Guns N' Roses at the following links to get news on tour dates and more!

    "Like" the band on Facebook

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    Visit the official Guns N' Roses site

    See our feature on "Guns N' Roses and The Unstoppable Axl Rose" here!

    See our review of Chinese Democracy here!

    What's your favorite Guns N' Roses memory?



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