Video footage of Slash talking to Australia’s long-running radio station Triple M about the 25th anniversary of Guns N’ Roses’ classic debut album, “Appetite For Destruction”, can be seen HERE.
Produced by Mike Clink (Megadeth, UFO), “Appetite For Destruction” was certified on September 23, 2008 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for U.S. sales in excess of 18 million copies. The LP has reportedly accumulated worldwide sales in excess of 30 million.
The album’s original cover, based on the Robert Williams painting “Appetite For Destruction”, depicted a robot rapist about to be punished by a metal avenger. After several music retailers refused to stock the album, they compromised and put the controversial cover art inside, replacing it with a cover depicting a cross and skulls of the five band members (designed by Billy White Jr., originally as a tattoo), each skull representing one member of the band: Izzy Stradlin, top skull; Steven Adler, left skull; Axl Rose, center skull; Duff McKagan, right skull; and Slash, bottom skull. The photographs used for the back of the album and liner notes were taken by Robert John.