9. "Civil War"
Axl Rose wrote the instrumental that eventually became "Civil War" when Guns N' Roses were touring Japan in 1988, a time when the band was about to launch into its own civil war. Personality conflicts and drug problems were already starting to surface, and when the song was debuted at Farm Aid in 1990, the group was completely falling apart. Drummer Steven Adler was fired after the "Civil War" recording sessions when he proved, at least according to Axl, unable to put down a proper drum track.