Guns N’ Roses Channel The Rolling Stones With “Sympathy For The Devil” Cover
“Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself…”
Originally written in 1968 by the Rolling Stones, ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ was covered by Guns N’ Roses in 1994 and featured on the Interview with the Vampire soundtrack. Their rendition raced to the top of the charts, but ultimately heralded the end of Guns N’ Roses; in fact, Slash calls ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ “the sound of the band breaking up”. The band recorded it while rhythm guitarist (and devoted Stones fan) Gilby Clarke was away and brought in guitarist Paul Huge, resulting in the exit of both Clarke and Slash.
Fun Fact: Mick Jagger claims to have taken the inspiration for the idea of a song from Satan’s perspective from French poet Charles Baudelaire.
While we’re sorry that ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ became the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back for Guns N’ Roses, it’s a cover that we just can’t get enough of. If they had to break up, we’re glad they left us on such a fantastic note!