Guns N’ Roses Unveils Appetite for Destruction Surprise

Guns N' Roses teasing billboard

The other day, MetalSucks reported that Guns N’ Roses appear to be teasing an imminent reuinion, which would include not only Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan, but also Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler, but that at that moment, nothing had been “officially” confirmed. Loudwire sensed a bit skepticism, due to Adler announcing an Australian tour with his band, “Adler’s Appetite”, which plays Appetite for Destruction.

What sparked this curiousity? A billboard in the Camden area of London (gnr1), which includes all five original GN’R members in their skull
form from the cover of Appetite for Destruction, along with the hashtag #AppetiteForDestruction, and a url. If you clicked on the link before the timer ran out, it showed a countdown at the top, the skulls flipping through each member, and a listening option, which tuned you into a feed that fuzzed in and out every 5-10 seconds (what was with that?). But the fact that the site is registered to Universal Music Group is what sparked even more curiosity, for this makes whatever they’re teasing either official, or it’s a mean trick by somebody with a sick sense of humor.

Today, however, both locations have confirmed that it’s a little of both. At this time, there is no news of Guns N’ Roses regrouping for a reunion tour. However, what GnR will be bringing its fans is a super deluxe 31st anniversary edition of Appetite for Destruction:

Locked N’ Loaded, packed in an embossed faux leather and wood cabinet with a handmade 3-D cross, will include:

  • 1 96-Page hardbound book with unreleased photos from Axl’s personal archive
  • 4 CDs, full of:
    • 73 Total tracks
    • 49 unreleased tracks
    • CD 1 – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: REMASTERED
      (Produced by Mike Clink, Mixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero)

      • Welcome To The Jungle
      • It’s So Easy
      • Nightrain
      • Out Ta Get Me
      • Mr. Brownstone
      • Paradise City
      • My Michelle
      • Think About You
      • Sweet Child O’ Mine
      • You’re Crazy
      • Anything Goes
      • Rocket Queen
    • CD 2 – B-SIDES N’ EPS: REMASTERED
      • Reckless Life
      • Nice Boys
      • Move To The City (Live)
      • Mama Kin
      • Shadow Of Your Love (Live)
      • You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version)
      • Patience
      • Used To Love Her
      • You’re Crazy
      • It’s So Easy (Live)
      • Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Live)
      • Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)
    • CD 3 – 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION
      (All Previously Unreleased)

      • Welcome To The Jungle (1986 Sound City Session)
      • Nightrain (1986 Sound City Session)
      • Out Ta Get Me (1986 Sound City Session)
      • Paradise City (1986 Sound City Session)
      • My Michelle (1986 Sound City Session)
      • Think About You (1986 Sound City Session)
      • You’re Crazy (1986 Sound City Session)
      • Anything Goes (1986 Sound City Session)
      • Rocket Queen (1986 Sound City Session)
      • Shadow Of Your Love (1986 Sound City Session)
      • Heartbreak Hotel (1986 Sound City Session)
      • Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986 Sound City Session)
    • CD 4 – 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION N’ MORE
      (All Previously Unreleased)

      • Shadow Of Your Love
      • Move To The City (1986 Sound City Session)
      • Ain’t Goin’ Down No More (Instrumental Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
      • The Plague (1986 Sound City Session)
      • Nice Boys (1986 Sound City Session)
      • Back Off Bitch (1986 Sound City Session)
      • Reckless Life (1986 Sound City Session)
      • Mama Kin (1986 Sound City Session)
      • New Work Tune (1986 Sound City Session)
      • November Rain (Piano Version – 1986 Sound City Session))
      • Move To The City (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
      • You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
      • November Rain (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
      • Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)
      • Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)
  • 1 Blu-ray audio disc
    96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound & Remastered Stereo with new 5.1 surround sound mixes
    All Previously Unreleased
    (Stereo mixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero)
    APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION*

    • Welcome To The Jungle
    • It’s So Easy
    • Nightrain
    • Out Ta Get Me
    • Mr. Brownstone
    • Paradise City
    • My Michelle
    • Think About You
    • Sweet Child O’ Mine
    • You’re Crazy
    • Anything Goes
    • Rocket Queen
      Produced by Mike Clink

      BONUS TRACKS
    • Shadow Of Your Love**
    • Patience*
    • Used To Love Her**
    • You’re Crazy**
    • Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)**MUSIC VIDEOS*
    • Welcome To The Jungle
    • Sweet Child O’Mine
    • Paradise City
    • Patience
    • It’s So Easy – BRAND NEW VIDEO FROM 1989
      *Mixed by Elliot Scheiner
      **Mixed by Frank Filipetti

  • 1 Seven 12-inch 180-gram LPs
  • 1 Original album expanded into 2 LPs
  • 1 First ever album remaster from analogue tapes
  • 1 Limited edition foil slipcase
  • 1 4th side hologroove hologram
  • 1 LP “B-sides N’ EP’s”
  • 1 LP “Live Like Suicide”
  • 3 LP “Sound City Session N’ More
  • 25 unreleased songs from the 1986 Session
  • 2 Unreleased tracks from Mike Clink Sessions
  • 7 seven-inch singles on yellow vinyl
  • 12 new illustration Lithos, visualizing each song from the album
  • 1 turntabel mat
  • 6 replica gig flyers
  • 1 Welcome to the Jungle video invite flyer
  • 1 Microfiber cleaning cloth
  • 6 iron-on stitched logo patches
  • 5 metal, autograph-engraved guitar pics, each with pictures of the AFD skulls
  • 3 replica ticket stubs
  • 5 metal band skull lapel pins
  • 1 two-inch collectable coin
  • 5 buttons
  • 1 seven-inch adapter
  • 1 32GB Metal Cross USB stick
    • 192 khz 24-bit AIFF files
    • 96 khz 24-bit AIFF Files
    • 44.1 khz 16-bit AIFF files
  • 5 never-before-seen band member photo lithos
  • 6 band member temporary tattoos
  • 1 Robert Williams painting litho (off the original AFD concert T-shirt)
  • 2 Wall posters
  • 1 Custom bandana with silver metalic ink
  • 1 Replica 1985/86 concert banner
  • 1 Numbered certificate of authenticity

In other words, as explained on the website, “Something for every appetite, including the Ultimate F’n Box – a bombardment of music, merch,
memorabilia, and exclusive collectibles”.

Only 10,000 of this edition of Locked N’ Loaded will be made, and will run you at about $1000. Other editions are said to be released, also,
such as the $179. Locked N’ Loaded will be available June 29, 2018. CLICK HERE for more information.

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