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INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musicians Slash (L) and Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California.

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Guns n’ Roses: “You Could Be Mine”

The Hook: Written during the making of Appetite for Destruction but not recorded until the sessions for Use Your Illusion.

Album: Use Your Illusion Two

Year: 1991

Writers: Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin

Stats: Peaked at number-29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number-three on the Album Rock Tracks chart.

Background: Although it ultimately appeared on Use Your Illusion Two, Guns n’ Roses guitarist Slash recalls that “You Could Be Mine” was actually written a lot earlier.

Slash on the history of “You Could Be Mine.” OC:…for Appetite. :16

“’You Could Be Mine’ came up during the pre-production for Appetite for Destruction. Most of the song was together, but just not enough to go in and record it. There was two songs off Use Your Illusions, ‘Perfect Crime’ and ‘You Could Be Mine,’ that were both done during pre-production for Appetite.”

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