GnRs’ ‘Appetite For Destruction’ Inducted Into Grammy Hall Of Fame

March 22, 2024

Well, you can chalk up another massive milestone for Guns N’ Roses‘ debut album, “Appetite For Destruction”. As of this past Wednesday, March 20, it is one of 10 recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame!

The Grammys inducted four albums and six singles this year (deemed to have historical significance and are at least 25 years old). The recordings will be honoured at Grammy Museum’s inaugural Grammy Hall Of Fame gala and concert on May 21, 2024 at the NOVO Theater in Los Angeles.

Speaking about the ‘Appetite’ album, guitarist Slash famously once said, “I don’t think I’ve ever owned the Appetite For Destruction record. And even if I did, I didn’t live anywhere [at the time], so I woudn’t have [had] any place to put it! Granted, I did have a lot of record I’ve kept. But I just never was one to collect records of the band that I’m actually in.”

In a cover story for SPIN magazine back in July ’99, original drummer Steven Adler and Slash talked about ‘Appetite’. Adler said, “Most of the songs on Appetite are first, second, and third takes–”Sweet Child O’ Mine” we only played once. I think that’s why the record did so well–it was real.” 

Slash added, “Welcome to the Jungle” was just a riff I made sitting in my bedroom on an acoustic guitar and Axl just happened to be there. Where he got the lyrics I really have no idea, but when we actually put the song together I think it took maybe an hour.”

The 2024 Grammy Hall Of Fame inducted recordings include Gn’R, Lauryn Hill’s “Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” and recordings by De La Soul, Donna Summer, Charley Pride, Wanda Jackson, The Doobie Brothers and more.


You can see the full list of 2024 recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame.