Axl Rose Spent Huge Money On Appetite for Destruction

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Axl Rose and Guns N’ Roses released Appetite for Destruction 32 years ago, Eric Alper reports that the album cost $370,000 to make. While that is a lot of money, it pales in comparison to the millions of dollars Chinese Democracy cost to make. Gene Simmons brutally disrespecting Axl Rose was recently revealed.

“Today in 1987, Guns N’ Roses released their debut album, Appetite for Destruction, one of the greatest rock albums of all time. The total budget for the album was about $370,000. It would go on to sell over 31 million copies worldwide.”

Jason Isbell responded, “Slash has one Les Paul worth more than the entire budget of Appetite.” Ozzy Osbourne threatening to let go a bandmate for a tour after he nearly joined Axl Rose in Guns N’ Roses was recently revealed.

In a recent Zeit Online interview, Slash revealed why he spent $200,000 on a guitar. Slash’s answers are translated, so the wording may not be exact.

ZEIT ONLINE: Or owns a guitar that costs $ 200,000?

Slash: Well, good guitars are good guitars. I confess myself guilty: I also have some very nice and very expensive guitars. But I use it too.

ZEIT ONLINE: Your father designed album art for Neil Young and Joni Mitchell; you mother was a costume designer. So pop stars like David Bowie came to your house when you were young. Does your dealings with your own prominence have anything to do with how you grew up?

Slash: As a kid, you do not really have anything to compare your own life with. Looking back, I am happy to have grown up in such an artistic environment. However, most of the time I went to a state school – I never really fit in, because I just did not come from a typical American mainstream family.