After a mysterious clock was seen on their new website counting down to May 4, Guns N’ Roses announced when the clock struck zero this morning that they will be releasing the a jam-packed reissue of their debut as Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition. The deluxe rerelease,due out June 29, will feature 73 total tracks (49 of which are unreleased) spread out across four CDs and seven 12-inch 180-gram LP’s.
Housed in a custom wood box wrapped in faux-leather, the massive set will also include a pressing of 1986’s Live ?!* @ Like a Suicide EP, along with a second B-side collection EP and 25 unreleased recordings from the band’s legendary 1986 “Sound City” sessions, with two additional unreleased tracks from the “Mike Clink” sessions.
Once fans are able to sift through all that rock n’ roll goodness, the set also offers up a 96-page hand-bound book with unreleased photos from singer Axl Rose, as well as 12 illustrations visualizing each song from the original Appetite For Destruction. Additional goodies include a 3D cross, 6 Iron-On stitched logo patches, five metal guitar picks, five metal rings, a specialized USB stick, five never-before-seen band member photos, temporary tattoos, lapel pins, wall posters and so much more. “Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition is truly the holy grail for G’NR fans,” the band’s management said in a press release.
For fans that, even after all this, can’t get enough GNR, the group is currently on the European leg of their epic Not In This Lifetime Tour, which recently was deemed the fourth biggest tour ever, raking in around $475 million and counting.
Check out the full announcement below: