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INDIO, CA - APRIL 23: Music fans watch the Guns N' Roses performance onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

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Guns N’ Roses: “Live and Let Die”

The Hook: The idea of doing it grew out of Slash and Axl Rose talking about songs they both really liked.

Album: Use Your Illusion I

Year: 1991

Writers: Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney

Stats: Peaked at number-33 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number-20 on their Album Rock Tracks chart.

Background: Slash recalls that he and Axl Rose used to talk about songs they both really liked and that they decided to record Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Live and Let Die” after one of those discussions.

Slash on how recording Wings’ “Live and Let Die” came out of conversations he used to have with Axl Rose about songs they both liked. OC:…basically it. :23

“’[Knockin’ on]Heaven’s Door’ was one of those and then ‘Live and Let Die’ came up and that was a song that I always really dug. And I don’t know how the concversation came to be, but me and Axl were both talking about ‘Live and Let Die’ and so went and pursued that particular track when we were doing the ‘Use Your Illusion’ records. And I really relished doing it just raw with guitars. And that was basically it.”