Oh My God (Guns N' Roses song)

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"Oh My God"
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"Oh My God" cover
Song by Guns N' Roses from the album End of Days: Original Movie Soundtrack
Released November 2, 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre Industrial metal, heavy metal
Length 3:40
Label Geffen
Writer Axl Rose, Paul Tobias, Dizzy Reed, Josh Freese, Tommy Stinson, Sean Riggs
Producer Sean Beavan
End of Days: Original Movie Soundtrack track listing
"Crushed by Limp Bizkit"
(4)
"Oh My God"
(5)
"Poison by The Prodigy"
(6)

"Oh My God" is a song by Guns N' Roses released in 1999 on the soundtrack to the film End of Days. The song was sent out to radio stations in November of 1999 as a promo for the soundtrack and the band. Despite being the band's first recorded release in almost five years, it was never issued as a stand-alone single for public retail.

It features current Guns N' Roses members Axl Rose, Dizzy Reed and Tommy Stinson along with ex-rhythm guitarist Paul Tobias and ex-drummer Josh Freese. Dave Navarro and Gary Sunshine contributed guitar parts to the track. Former lead guitarist Robin Finck is alleged to have performed on the song by Axl although Finck himself denies this.[1]

The track is claimed by vocalist Axl Rose to be an unfinished demo which was rush released for inclusion with the End of Days film soundtrack.[2] Rose has also noted the song has been re-recorded, pertaining to the introduction and vocals, however is likely to remain unreleased. A small clip with new guitars added by Guns N' Roses guitarist, Ron Thal Bumblefoot leaked online in late 2013.

Guitarist Robin Finck has claimed he did not perform on the track despite being a member of the band when it was recorded and claims by Axl Rose he contributed to the track.[3]

Reception[edit]

"Oh My God" did not fare as well on many mainstream rock charts and as a result, the song peaked at #26 on the US Mainstream Rock Charts. Nevertheless, it won a 1999 Metal Edge Readers' Choice Award for Soundtrack Song of the Year.[4]

Live[edit]

"Oh My God" was played live four times in early and late 2001 on the first leg of the Chinese Democracy Tour. It has remained absent since then, but the band has played it during sound checks. In an interview with Guitarworks in April 2003, rhythm guitarist Richard Fortus mentioned he was planning on using his Anderson Baritom guitar on a future tour while performing the song.[5]

Personnel[edit]

Guns N' Roses
Additional musicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Here Today... Gone To Hell! Guns N' Roses "Chinese Democracy" (The New Album) info". Heretodaygonetohell.com. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Axl answers our questions - the whole thing in one thread". Heretodaygonetohell.com. 2008-12-12. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Here Today... Gone To Hell! Guns N' Roses "Chinese Democracy" (The New Album) info". Heretodaygonetohell.com. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  4. ^ Metal Edge, July 2000
  5. ^ "// Tom Anderson Guitarworks \\". Andersonguitars.com. Retrieved 2011-06-08.