Guns N’ Roses – Outta Control Rolling Stone September 5th 1991. It’s late July, and as usual, Guns n' Roses are screwing everything up. They're out on the road with devil-may-care attitudes and no set list, serving up a bunch of unfamiliar songs and saying their new records' will be done when they're done. To make things worse, Axl Rose is carrying on like an Apache. Less than two months ago, only a few tracks away from finished two new albums ('Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II"), Guns n' Roses hit the tour trail. Before a week was out, they were already in the news. The group had laid down instrumental tracks for the album, and all that remained was the addition of Rose's vocals and the mixing chores. But after twenty-one tracks had been mixed, the band, unhappy with the way the mixes sounded, replaced engineer Bob Clearmountain with Bill Price and started over from scratch.
Use Your Illusion II is the fourth studio album by the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. The album was released on September 17, 1991, the same day as its counterpart Use Your Illusion I. Both albums were released in conjunction with the Use Your Illusion Tour. Bolstered by the lead single "You Could Be Mine," Use Your Illusion II was the slightly more popular of the two albums, selling 770,000 copies its first week and debuting at No. 1 on the .
The discography of Guns N' Roses, an American hard rock band, consists of six studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums, three extended plays (EPs), 19 singles, nine video albums and 21 music videos. Guns N' Roses was formed in Los Angeles, California with an original recording lineup of lead vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler.
The covers for the Guns N’ Roses albums Use Your Illusion I & Use Your Illusion II use the same artwork but with different color schemes. Use Your Illusion I uses warm colors red & orange. While Use Your Illusion II uses cool colors blue & purple. Apparently, Kotsabi had already made the stylized detail of the Raphael painting which he called Use You Illusion before the GN’R album was made. Axl Rose bought the painting and liked it so much it became the album cover and the album title. Quick Facts About Guns N’ Roses Appetite For Destruction Album.
Guns N' Roses has released five studio albums, two EPs, one live album, and three music video DVDs during its career. The band is currently working on the infamous album "Chinese Democracy", which has been in production for over a decade and is scheduled for release on November 23, 2008.
Sadly, Guns N' Roses would record one more album, the covers disc The Spaghetti Incident, with much of their "classic" core intact. Slash would exit in 1996, McKagan a year later, leaving Rose as the sole original member and a decade-plus process in putting together the Chinese Democracy album amidst numerous lineup changes took the band out of the spotlight for a good part of the latter '90s and early 2000s
Use Your Illusion II is more serious and ambitious than I, but it's also considerably more pretentious. Featuring no less than four songs that run over six minutes, II is heavy on epics, whether it's the charging funk metal of "Locomotive," the antiwar "Civil War," or the multipart "Estranged. As if an attempt to balance the grandiose epics, the record is loaded with an extraordinary amount of filler.