Guns N’Roses’ upcoming Appetite For Destruction box set promises loads of bonus tracks and unreleased material. But one song will be noticeably absent – the infamous “One In A Million”.
“One In A Million” contains racist and anti-gay slurs, and also targets “immigrants”. It appeared on the 1988 GN’R Lies EP, the rest of which will be included in the box set.
At the time of its release, Axl Rose defended the song, saying it was about “bad experiences” he’d had, and said the n-word “doesn’t necessarily mean black”. The original album cover included a disclaimer that “This song is very simple and extremely generalized, my apologies to those who may take offense.”
Guns N’Roses have not yet commented on the decision to leave “One In A Million” off the box set.