Tom Zutaut, a Geffen Records A&R executive, witnessed a Guns N' Roses show at the Troubadour, then falsely warned other scouts that "they suck" so he could have more time and leeway to sign them.
Despite having the look and sound of a live album, band members have admitted that the tracks were actually studio recordings with a live audience overdubbed.(Courtesy of Wikipedia - The free encyclopedia)Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band that gained fame during the late 1980s and early 1990s.The band's 1987 major label debut, Appetite for Destruction, earned them worldwide popularity.For three days, Zutaut nervously watched from his Sunset office window for a naked A&R executive before he could close the deal.Alan Niven was subsequently hired as the band's manager, and the team then set out to record the band's full-length debut album.
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Rise to fame (1985–1989)Guns N' Roses was founded in Los Angeles in March, 1985 by singer Axl Rose and guitarist Tracii Guns, as an informal merger of Hollywood Rose and L. Guns, both of which Axl Rose had been a member of, and the second of which Tracii Guns had been a member of.The name Guns N' Roses was derived from the two earlier names, and the original Guns N' Roses lineup included other members from both bands: From Hollywood Rose, Rose's longtime friend rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, and from L. Guns, Guns's former bandmates bassist Ole Beich (later replaced by bassist Duff Mc Kagan) and drummer Rob Gardner.The band's musical style, onstage presence, and image helped usher in a new era within the dominant hard rock and heavy metal scene of the 1980s. With glam metal as the leading genre in record sales, video charts, and radio airplay, Guns N' Roses offered a grittier, more traditionalist take on rock music, which helped to popularize the sub-genre of glam metal known as sleaze rock, and won many fans who admired their apparent authenticity.The album underwent an artwork change after the original Robert Williams cover design (a surrealist scene in which a dagger-toothed monster is vengefully attacking a robot rapist) spawned complaints from religious groups and caused some record stores to brown bag, obscure, or refuse to sell the album.