As part of Rolling Stone magazine's ongoing tribute to GUNS N' ROSES' legendary debut LP "Appetite for Destruction" (which was released 20 years ago last month), the RollingStone.com web site has been updated with footage of six early GUNS N' ROSES performances. Watch the video material at this location. The six featured clips are as follows:
* Roxy, 3/28/86. Axl dedicated the midnight show to critical LA Weekly writers.
* GUNS N' ROSES at Bogarts, 7/21/86. Slash and Izzy showed up very late to this gig. Before the set started, Axl said, "Hey, this place ain't so bad" (Bogart's, now closed, was in an uninspiring suburban mall, but it was actually a very comfortable club that presented a good cross-section of local bands).
* Music Machine, 9/13/86. Everyone in the band thought this was the worst show ever, but everyone else loved it.
* Central, 5/1/86. The band was asked at the last minute to play a fifteen-minute set at this special acoustic show.
* UCLA, 10/31/86. GN'R opened for the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. The band performed "Perfect Crime" for the first time publicly at this gig.
* East Rutherford, NJ, 8/16/88. GUNS N' ROSES opened for AEROSMITH at Giants Stadium.
Click here for an excerpt of Rolling Stone magazine's cover story, and here for a photo gallery that catches Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler behind the scenes throughout their late-'80s/early-'90s heyday.