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May 19th, 2004
Knockin' On Heaven's Door #4 in G1's top 10 covers + BTM: 1987 + VR live video clips
Guitar One magazine listed the 10 best covers of rock songs in their July 2004 issue. Here's the GN'R mention:

Assembling a list of the 10 best covers of rock songs has to be at the very top of its own list: the list of all-time thankless tasks. Okay, yeah, it was our idea – but still, you could pick a classic artist, say, Hendrix or Dylan, and assemble 10 covers of songs by those artists alone. Heck, everyone who takes it upon himself t compile something like this (try it!) will come up with an entirely different list. (Note: We decided not to include blues songs – classics like Led Zep’s “You Shook Me,” Cream’s “Crossroads,” and the Allman Brothers Band’s “Statesboro Blues” – simply because they’re so frequently covered.)


4 “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” Guns N’ Roses Use Your Illusion II (Geffen, 1991) Though the recently released “Sympathy for the Devil” remake doesn’t cut it, this Dylan tune, the band’s muscular “Live and Let Die,” and their covers disc, The Spaghetti Incident?, all prove that GN’R had a flair for interpretation.


The Top 10:

10 “You Really Got Me” Van Halen Van Halen (Warner Brothers, 1978)
9 “Love Buzz” Nirvana Bleach (Sub Pop, 1989)
8 “Little Wing” Stevie Ray Vaughn The Sky is Crying (Epic, 1991)
7 “Eight Miles High” Husker Du Eight Miles High/Makes No Sense at All EP (SST, 1990)
6 “My Back Pages” The Byrds The Byrds Play Dylan (Columbia/Legacy, 1970)
5 “Star Spangled Banner” Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock (MCA, 1999)
4 “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” Guns N’ Roses Use Your Illusion II (Geffen, 1991)
3 “Born to Be Wild” Slayer Nascar on Fox: Crank It Up (MCA, 2002)
2 “Snowblind” System of a Down Nativity in Black 2: Tribute to Black Sabbath (Priority, 2000)
1 Cum on Feel the Noize” Quiet Riot Metal Health (Columbia, 1983)

The Behind The Music: 1987 features a few minutes of GN'R footage and the GN'R part comes right after they mention the stock market crash of 1987.

It features comments from people about "Appetite For Destruction" and "Welcome To The Jungle".

Two videos (Mr. Brownstone & Crackerman) from the Velvet Revolver gig at the Roxy in Hollywood, CA on May 9th are now available to view at slashonline.com.

The Velvet Revolver video for their debut single "Slither", has premiered on Kerrang Channel in the UK (Sky channel 454) and on the Scuzz channel (Sky channel 471). It seems to be pretty popular on the Kerrang channel since it's getting lots of showings.

Source(s): Guitar One July 2004 Issue, http://www.slashonline.com , Kerrang Channel  
Thanks to: Gypsy, adam, vicky, RiCh, Reckless, John 
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