|Promotional single by Guns N' Roses|
|from the album Use Your Illusion II|
|Genre||Hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal|
|Songwriter(s)||Izzy Stradlin, Axl Rose|
Guns N' Roses
"14 Years" was only performed live when Stradlin was still in the band. It has been speculated to be about Rose's and Stradlin's friendship, with people pointing out that they'd known each other for 14 years by the time the song was supposedly written. But this has never been confirmed by the band and many of the lyrics contradict this idea.
An earlier demo had different lyrics with the first verse and the chorus slightly modified, while the second and third verses were given a complete makeover. Parts of the demo's second verse would be used in the third verse of the final version, while the third verse is a slightly modified version of the demo's first verse.
- W. Axl Rose – piano, backing vocals, production
- Slash – lead guitar, production
- Izzy Stradlin – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, production
- Duff McKagan – bass, backing vocals, production
- Matt Sorum – drums, production
- Dizzy Reed – organ, production