Guns n' Roses

10 February 2017 #530

Cover Story: Guns n' Roses

Ed#530 Guns n' Roses


The Gunners are back in Australia – with original members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan – 30 years since their breakout record, Appetite for Destruction. We take a look at the musical legacy of the band, the infamous show at Melbourne’s Calder Park raceway in 1993, and the cultural impacts of their gender-bending ways. Focusing more on the roses than the guns, we talk Valentine’s Day and dating in the modern world – including experimental dating from Madeleine Dore, moving in with your partner from comedian Rhys Nicholson and a story about a vendor marrying his customer!

Also in this issue...

In a big T2: Trainspotting special, author Irvine Welsh talks about how The Big Issue inspired him to make the new film, and Ewan McGregor writes a Letter to His Younger Self. We chat with Matthew Reilly about his brand-new blockbuster book; Sampha talks singing with the stars; and in The Big Picture, a photographer ventures into the unique, underground life in Coober Pedy.

The star of this edition’s Vendor Profile is Allan C from Melbourne. And in Streetsheet we have contributions from Ron, Kellee T and Mick H from Perth; Robert from Sydney; and Wayne from Melbourne. We also have a photo of Keith from Perth in his favourite Gunners T-shirt.

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