How One Guns N’ Roses Video Changed The Course Of Rock History

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04.29.15 20 Comments
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Guns N’ Roses’ debut album, Appetite for Destruction, has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, but it was once considered a bomb after moving only a few thousand units months after its release. One man, however, fought to change that, and he did.

In a follow-up to the first in a three-part mini documentary series on the band, we introduce you to former Geffen Records A&R rep Tom Zutaut, whose unwavering belief in Guns N’ Roses saved the group’s career, with some help from a music video that played a single time on MTV at 4 a.m. It was a power move, and one that paid off, 30 million times over.

PREVIOUSLY: “Is This the One Man Who Can Reunite Guns N’ Roses?” Watch it below…

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