Appetite For Destruction At 25: Memories From Matt Taibbi, Justine…

Last week, I celebrated the 25th anniversary of Appetite for Destruction by telling the story of the first time I listened to the album. Here's a collection of stories from other writers (and from readers, too) about their experiences with the album. » 7/23/12 3:45pm 7/23/12 3:45pm

Appetite For Destruction At 25: One Horny Young Boy's Recollection

The first kid in my middle school to discover Appetite for Destruction was a big football player named Si. Everyone in my class was terrified of Si because Si was the only kid in our grade who had gotten pubes. You walked into the shower and in the crowd of hairless penises was this big kid with a mohawk and a black… » 7/19/12 7:00pm 7/19/12 7:00pm

Teenage Axl Rose Has A Mug Shot That, It Seems To Me, Reminds Me Of…

A few years ago, John Jeremiah Sullivan wrote a feature for GQ that was either a profile of Axl Rose as seen through the prism of Indiana or a profile of Indiana as seen through the prism of Axl Rose. In any case, it was great. The mug shot here is one of two Sullivan wheedled out of the Lafayette police department —… » 10/18/10 8:30pm 10/18/10 8:30pm

Stories That Don't Suck: Axl Rose, Hockey Goons, Cassius Bom-Ba-Ye, Dr. …

Every week, I'll excerpt a handful of stories — old and new, sports and otherwise, relevant and merely sublime — that I urge you to read for one reason or another. Send any suggestions to craggs@deadspin.com. » 3/13/10 1:30pm 3/13/10 1:30pm

Chinese Democracy, 15 Years Down, Five Days To Go

Of all the Guns 'N Roses stories, the "Rocket Queen" one is my favorite. When "Appetite For Destruction" was recorded, the moaning sounds on the album's closer (which might be my favorite G'N'R song, actually), were captured while Adriana Smith, a 19-year-old stripper who had been dating drummer Steven Adler, was having… » 11/18/08 1:00pm 11/18/08 1:00pm