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The Roots of Guns N' Roses

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January 1984

Hollywood Rose

Chris Weber


Release date
22 June 2004

DeadLine Music

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Hard rock, Heavy metal, Glam metal

Izzy Stradlin albums, Hard rock albums

The Roots of Guns N' Roses is a compilation album containing old songs of Hollywood Rose. It was released on June 22, 2004 by Deadline Music (Cleopatra Records).


Hollywood rose the roots of guns n roses version original demo

The album

The album was produced by Chris Weber, the band's ex-guitarist. It contains several demos: the first five are original versions, the following five have been remixed by former-Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, and the last five have been remixed by Fred Coury, the drummer of Cinderella, who took part in a tour with Guns N' Roses when Steven Adler broke his wrist.

"Shadow of Your Love" and "Reckless Life" were recorded with the first guitarist of Guns N' Roses, Tracii Guns.

The songs "Anything Goes" and "Reckless Life" were later recorded again by Guns N' Roses. They were released on the albums Appetite for Destruction and G N' R Lies, respectively.

Slash, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler, together with Axl Rose, Chris Weber and Izzy Stradlin, were credited as the composers of "Anything Goes", "Shadow of Your Love" and "Reckless Life". These songs were originally performed by Hollywood Rose and were only later played by Guns N' Roses. In fact, when Rose, Weber and Stradlin composed these songs, they were not yet in touch with Slash, McKagan or Adler.

On January 18, 2005, the Japanese version was released by Sony, together with a bonus DVD.


  • W. Axl Rose - lead vocals
  • Izzy Stradlin - rhythm guitar
  • Chris Weber - lead guitar
  • Johnny Kreis - drums
  • Tracii Guns - guitar on "Shadow of Your Love" and "Reckless Life"
  • Songs

    1Killing Time (Original Demo Version)3:38
    2Anything Goes (Original Demo Version)5:05
    3Rocker (Original Demo Version)3:50


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