Guns N’ Roses‘ 1987 chart-topping classic “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” has passed the one billion streaming mark on Spotify. Back in October 2019, the song made history when it reached a billion views on YouTube. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” was the third single from 1987’s Appetite For Destruction, and on September 10th, 1988, went on to top the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of two weeks.
Appetite For Destruction was released on July 21st, 1987 and remains the best-selling U.S. debut album ever — with a whopping 30 million copies shifted worldwide.
Back in the day, Axl Rose spoke about what impressed him about Slash’s musicianship: “Slash is one of the most emotional guitar players that I’ve ever met, or ever seen. And I came to L.A. and I saw all these people trying to be Eddie Van Halen — and it took five years to find somebody who played more from the heart, rather than just trying to be the fastest. Like, he’ll be very quiet most of the time and really won’t let a lot of himself out until he picks up a guitar.”