The '90s were not always kind to the heavier bands who found success in the late '80s and even the biggest of the big saw a change with the impact of the grunge era. In a new interview with '80s Metal Recycle Bin (seen below), Gilby Clarke recalls several moments of noticing the shift while playing with Guns N' Roses.
The decade started out fine for the band, who were arguably the biggest group on the face of the planet after Appetite for Destruction and GN'R Lies arrived in the late '80s. The massive two-volume Use Your Illusion albums arrived in 1991 with the group pushing out single after single that kept them on the airwaves and video channels deep into 1993. But the two installments arrived just ahead of the explosion of Nirvana's Nevermind album that signaled a shift in heavy music toward bands fitting the "grunge" tag while many of the '80s groups struggled to find their footing after the shift.