Celebrate 30 years of 'Appetite For Destruction' with these iconic pictures of Guns N' Roses' first ever UK show - NME
On July 21, 1987 Guns N' Roses released their seminal debut album - but a month before that they played their first gig in Europe at London's Marquee Club. This is what it looked like
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Guns N’ Roses played their first ever UK show at the Marquee on June 19, 1987. They would play three nights at the central London venue.
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Bass player Duff McKagan and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin looked like they’d cleaned the local branch of Boots out of hairspray.
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The show featured the live debut of Guns N’ Roses iconic cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’, as well as their version of Aerosmith’s ‘Mama Kin’.
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Speaking about the gigs in 2014, Slash told The Sunday Times: “I’ll never forget that week building up to it. We were rehearsing at John Henry’s and just scrounging around Soho, meeting people, getting drunk and picking up girls, and so on.”