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Guns N' Roses Bring Rebellious Rock Back To The Valley

Nearly 30 years after they hit it big with the "Appetite for Destruction" album, Guns N’ Roses—including Axl Rose and Slash— come to the Valley Monday night for a performance at University of Phoenix Stadium.

The continuing tour, appropriately, is called Not in This Lifetime, because the band’s principals haven’t exactly been chummy on or offstage in recent years.

To learn more about the continuing impact of Guns N’ Roses, we talked with Ed Masley, pop music critic for The Arizona Republic and azcentral. He said people then and now were passionate about the band's music.

"In part because I think rock n' roll, as you heard it on the radio, was in desperate need of a shot in the arm at the time," Masley said.  "We needed a little bit of a return of the danger that rock n' roll was missing."

EDITOR'S NOTE: The headline of this story was updated to reflect the location of University of Phoenix Stadium.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.