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Watch Guns N’ Roses Play an Epic “Civil War” Live in 1991

Guns N’ Roses’ landmark Use Your Illusion albums were released at midnight on this day in 1991. By that time, the band was already well into their world tour in support of the two records, and had begun playing many of the albums’ cut onstage.

Above, check out a performance of the epic Use Your Illusion II track “Civil War,” at the Deer Creek Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, on May 29, 1991.

You can check out a Use Your Illusion-era Guitar World cover story with Slash here.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.