Guns N’ Roses turned the old cowboy tune written by Bob Dylan into a massive arena rock ballad and it’s one of their most amazing pieces to date!
Their Use Your Illusion tour featured this particular stop in Tokyo in 1992, and quite honestly – this jarring rendition of the old cowboy classic stole the show that night!Guns N’ Roses mastered the art of showmanship.
From the Alice Cooper cover (Only Women Bleed) woven into the intro, to Axl’s cowboy getup and Slash’s blistering guitar solos, their live performance of ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ is a testament to the machine that was Guns N’ Roses.
The boys even threw in a few brief ska, reggae, and gospel interludes! Any band fearless enough to improvise a cover – live – is truly a force to be reckoned with.