Guns N’ Roses Would’ve Been ‘Canceled’ for Sure Pre-Internet

Guns N’ Roses Would’ve Been ‘Canceled’ for Sure Pre-Internet

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Guns N’ Roses practically wrote the book about the “rock star” in the 80s and 90s.

Their raging hotel antics and sex, drugs and rock n’ roll lifestyle essentially wrote the blueprint for what the bands thought rock star life was meant to be, for decades to come.

So it’s interesting to hear Slash reflect on this period of the band’s career now, especially in the context of “cancel culture”.

in a new Yahoo interview for his next book on the Gibson coffee table, The Collection: Slashthe guitar legend wonders what ‘cancel culture’ would have done to the band in its early days:

“I haven’t really thought about it in this context. I mean, really, to be honest, I haven’t really thought about any of that. [scandalous stuff] as recently, ”reflects Slash, when asked about GN’ R Lies.

“But now that you mention it, most of everything that [Guns N’ Roses] wouldn’t have gotten us canceled these days.

We would be not did well in that environment, for sure – I mean, on so many different levels.

But I mean, a lot of things from back then wouldn’t be what you consider acceptable right now. … I’m just glad we didn’t have internet back then! It would have been a whole different world.

But anyway, I don’t dwell on all that. It is just what it is.”

I have to say we agree with Slash on this one. There’s no way Appetite-era Guns N’ Roses has thrived in 2023.