Axl’s Birthday turning 56

Axl’s Birthday turning 56

CLASSIC CUTS: Welcome to the Jungle   

Guns n’ Roses: “Welcome to the Jungle”

The Hook: Slash had the initial idea for it, but the whole band actually put it together in one three-hour rehearsal session.

Album: Appetite for Destruction

Year: 1987

Writers: Axl Rose and Slash

Stats: Peaked at number-seven on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background: “Welcome to the Jungle” was initially released before “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” but was re-issued after that song hit number-one and became the band’s second Top 10 hit. Slash recalls how fast it came together.