THE FIRST 50 GIGS: Guns N’ Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction is a video podcast that transports you to mid-1980 Hollywood for a serialized, play-by-play origin story of the rise of Guns N’ Roses and their time on the Sunset Strip.
In this episode we talk with Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler who joined the band in 1985 and can be heard on Appetite for Destruction & GN’R Lies. Steven toured the world with the band before leaving in 1990.
In this episode, we talk with Marc Canter who witnessed this pivotal moment for Guns N' Roses and captured on film and cassette tape; when Axl, Izzy, Duff, Slash and Steven first stepped on stage together as the Appetite lineup and changed rock n' roll forever.
We got The First 50 Gigs team together to recap the first five episodes of the First 50 Gigs and the Appetite lineup origin story. In this episode, Marc Canter, Jason Porath, and host Mina McNair fill in the gaps as we spin our way through the incestuous revolving doors of bands and musicians that ultimately led to Guns N' Roses...
Domenic Priore provides an exhaustive account of the decades leading up to the Metal scene in the 1980s after the electrification of rock n’ roll revitalized the clubs and established Hollywood as the new center of rock n’ roll, shifting the cultural gravity from New York to Los Angeles.