Appetite for Destruction: Guns n’ Roses Debut Turns 35 Today!


It’s the 35th Anniversary of Guns n’ Roses masterpiece debut on Geffen Records and to celebrate, the video podcast The First 50 Gigs: Guns N’ Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction  presents a photo exhibition of rare photography tonight from their early years in L.A. July 21st marks 35 years to the date of Appetite‘s release. Hosted by Matt Pinfield, the event features a Q&A with photographers Marc Canter, Jack Lue and surprise guests.

As we wrote for their 30th anniversary, “Appetite was a much-needed game-changer, both in the Los Angeles scene and for music in general, opening the floodgates for other unapologetically fierce music makers to be heard, from nostalgic bluesters like The Black Crowes to art-driven heavy hitters like Jane’s Addiction to, ultimately, the glam decimators themselves, Nirvana. It made the hair-minded acts of the day look like wimps and heavier metal acts seem like cavemen. It brought danger and mystique back to rock music, the kind we hadn’t seen since the Stones, Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin were in full swagger and The Ramones, Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop were raising hell. “

At the Bourbon Room, 6356 Hollywood Blvd.; 7-11 p.m. More info here.

To read our tribute to the seminal album from five years ago in full, click link below.

Appetite for Destruction at 30: Looking Back at the Album That Changed Everything




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