June 15, 2024

Guns N’ Roses’ “Appetite For Destruction” was honored (on 5/21) by the Grammy Hall of Fame at the NOVO Theater in L.A. The song was added to the Hall of Fame earlier this year.

This marked a turnaround for the Grammys. When it was released on July 21st, ’87, “Appetite For Destruction” and songs from the album (“Welcome To The Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City”) were overlooked by the Grammys, partially because the album got off to a slow start with sales stalled and MTV initially passed on the video for “Welcome To The Jungle.” Finally, MTV relented and both the song and album took off.

Since then, GN’R have received three Grammy nominations but have never won. However, they are the only Hard Rock act this year to have a recording inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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