When we think of classic or hard rock groups, we tend to attach them to specific eras. This is true with Guns N’ Roses even though the band rose to prominence toward the tail end of its genre’s heyday. Even so, 1987’s Appetite For Destruction still stands as one of the most impressive and enduring hard rock albums of all time. Even casual fans recognize tunes like “Welcome To The Jungle” and “Sweet Child o’ Mine.” GNR made its mark on the 1980s, and that’s how we’re used to thinking of them.
But the members of GNR have also done more than most of their peers to stay relevant in the modern era of music. Yes, their music is mostly associated with the past, but that hasn’t stopped these musicians from trying some decidedly modern tricks to retain the interest of fans (and maybe even rope in some newer, younger ones).