A year later, and while the world waited for the full follow-up to Appetite, GN’R dropped the Lies EP, which included four acoustic tracks recorded over a handful of stripped-back sessions. Duff tells us that the band’s writing style meant they were well prepared for putting out an acoustic collection.
“The thing is, a lot of songs like Nightrain, a lot of our songs from Appetite For Destruction we wrote on an acoustic first in the apartments we were living in. In our little rooms we’d sit and write on an acoustic guitar and then you’d carry them on to cranking them loud. But we were always playing on acoustic guitars and I think there was probably always a romance with that and Exile on Main Street and that kind of thing. We would play acoustics all the time on the road. We had our chops and were confident in the acoustic arena.”