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Guns N' Roses Remove Song From Reissue
Christian Eede , May 8th, 2018 16:35

'One In a Million', from a 1988 EP by Guns N' Roses has been removed from an upcoming reissue due to homophobic and racist language

Guns N' Roses recently announced an extensive reissue of their 1987 album Appetite For Destruction with their 1988 EP G N' R Lies due to feature amongst the re-released package's extras.

As The Guardian reports, 'One In a Million', a track which featured on the original release of that EP, has been removed from the reissue edition with speculation about the decision pointing to offensive lyrics of a homophobic and racist nature. Amongst those lyrics is the line: "Police and n*s, that's right / Get outta my way / Don't need to buy none of your gold chains today."

Further lyrics make reference to "immigrants and faggots", and the song was widely criticised upon its original release. The band and their representatives have not yet commented on the decision to remove it from the reissue.

The reissue of Appetite For Destruction is to be made available in a number of formats with a number of extra tracks set to feature in addition to the original album. There is also an edition available in a wooden box set which will set fans back £849. The reissue will be released on June 29 via UMG.