Guns N' Roses fans at the band's Not In This Lifetime tour stop in Odense, Denmark, on Wednesday night (June 6) got a surprise when the band busted out a rare b-side from their pre-fame days midway through their set at the Dyrskuepladsen Stadium.
The band busted out "Shadow of Your Love," a track written by singer Axl Rose and former GNR guitarist Izzy Stradlin for their pre-fame band Hollywood Rose and recorded during the sessions for Guns' landmark 1987 debut, Appetite for Destruction.
It was the first time the group had performed the track since June 22, 1987; it will appear on the upcoming Super Deluxe version of the Appetite reissue, due out on June 29. A live version of "Shadow" was included on a 12" version of Guns' 1987 "It's So Easy" single and as a b-side to the 1991 "Live and Let Die" single. The hard-charging song has the classic relentless blitz attack of late 90s Guns, with a double-time solo and debauched lyrics to match, including the opening lines: "Took my chances carelessly/Choked on my own cigarette/You can hand me another bottle of whiskey baby/But you ain't seen the worst yet."