Used to Love Her
|"Used to Love Her"|
|Song by Guns N' Roses from the album G N' R Lies|
|Released||November 29, 1988|
|Genre||Folk rock, acoustic rock|
|Writer(s)||Guns N' Roses|
|Producer(s)||Guns N' Roses, Mike Clink|
|G N' R Lies track listing|
Contrary to the popular belief that the song is about a girlfriend of Axl Rose, the song was written as a joke. Izzy Stradlin stated, "I was sitting around listening to the radio and some guy was whining about a broad who was treating him bad. I wanted to take the radio and smash it against the wall. Such self-pity! What a wimp! So we rewrote the same song we heard with a better ending." Slash stated, "People think it's about one of our old girlfriends, but it's actually about Axl's dog."
Use in actual murder
Before murdering his wife in 2002, Justin Barber downloaded the song off the Internet. Immediately before turning his computer to the police, Barber deleted it off his computer. In 2012, Thomas Wilhelm drunkenly sang the lyrics to the song minutes before killing his girlfriend.
- "Song info at GNRSource.com". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2007-12-06. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
- News, CBS (January 30, 2007). "Secrets In The Sand". Retrieved December 3, 2016.
- Brazil, Ben (November 10, 2016). "Costa Mesa man convicted of murdering his girlfriend in 2012 shooting". Daily Pilot. Retrieved December 3, 2016.