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Guns N Roses: Story of Their Songs (Reelz Sunday June 12, 2022)



We look at the six classic Guns N’ Roses songs that define the band’s career as one of the most popular – and infamous – in rock history. From their breakthrough hit ‘Welcome To The Jungle,’ whose controversial video was initially too edgy for MTV to air, to the worldwide smash ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine,’ which gave them their first and only Billboard number one. Guns N’ Roses’ journey from obscurity on LA’s Sunset Strip to becoming the hottest rock band on the planet in the late 1980s is recounted by those close to the band, including publicist Arlett Vereecke and friend and photographer Marc Canter.

Tracii Guns, a founding member of Guns N’ Roses, explains how the band got its name – and why he left after only a few weeks. Members of the band’s production team, including mixers Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero, reminisce about recording these iconic tracks, while video director Nigel Dick reveals what went on behind the scenes during the filming of some of Guns N’ Roses’ most famous videos, including ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Patience.’ We learn how Guns N’ Roses overcame adversity, concert riots, and drug addiction to release some of their greatest songs, including ‘Don’t Cry’ and the epic nine-minute ballad ‘November Rain,’ in the early 1990s.

Airdate: Sunday June 12 2022 at 8.00pm on Reelz.