We've all met one special girl that we won't ever forget, every single one of us; and for Axl, she was it.
It proceeded to pummel the competition during two decades of rumors and high drama, peaking on Sept.
23, 2008, when it reached 18 million in certified units according to the Recording Industry Association of America.
remains one of the greatest, game-changing rock albums in history.
But things could have diverged greatly if a song or two were added or substituted in the final track listing.
Some of the stories behind ’s ascension into the stratosphere are the stuff of legend; other parts are verifiable history that have either been revised, or forgotten by the dead brain cells of those who lived in that cultural milieu.