In celebration of the forthcoming “Appetite For Destruction” reissues, due out on June 29, GUNS N’ ROSES has released a previously unseen music video for “It’s So Easy”, available to watch now exclusively on Apple Music.
Filmed live in 1989 at the infamous Cathouse, “It’s So Easy” was never completely finished and remained in the vaults, unseen and unreleased. The footage was recently uncovered for inclusion in the box set and has been digital restored in 4K UHD from 16mm film transfers with the original conceptual scenes edited back in with the live footage, just as the band had originally intended.
The newly announced “Locked N’ Loaded” deluxe boxed set of “Appetite For Destruction” also includes B-sides from the “Appetite” sessions, the 1986 “Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide” EP and three of the four songs from the band’s 1988 acoustic EP “GN’R Lies”.
The deluxe edition of “Appetite For Destruction” will contain 73 songs — including 49 tracks that never before been released — spread out across four CDs and seven 12-inch 180-gram vinyl LPs. A super deluxe version will also include a 96-page book with unreleased photos from Axl‘s personal archive, new lithographs and a plethora of memorabilia.
“Appetite For Destruction” was certified in September 2008 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for U.S. sales in excess of 18 million copies. The LP has reportedly accumulated worldwide sales in excess of 28 million since its 1987 release.
Neither drummer Steven Adler nor guitarist Izzy Stradlin have been part of the GUNS N’ ROSES reunion tour that started in April 2016 and is continuing later this year with singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan.
Adler did rejoin GUNS at several shows on the tour, including three stops on the U.S. leg and one gig in Buenos Aires, Argentina, playing drums on two songs. Stradlin reportedly turned down a five-figure fee to participate, writing that the band didn’t want to “split the loot equally.”
GUNS N’ ROSES will return in June for a seven-week European jaunt and in November for an Asian tour, but the band’s plans beyond that remain unknown for now.