Slash says he has never owned a copy of Appetite for Destruction

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Guns N’ Roses 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction remains regarded by many as one of the greatest rock albums of all time. With hits like Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City and Sweet Child O’ Mine, it set the California rockers on an inevitable path of rock and roll superstardom.

But for the album’s gargantuan commercial success and importance in the GNR canon – to date around 30 million copies have been sold – guitarist Slash admits he’s never owned a copy himself.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.