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Knocking at Heaven's Door Variations (1 Viewer)


Second Unit
Apr 30, 2000
When watching the Black Hawk Down trailer, there was a version of Knocking on Heaven's Door I had never heard before. After doing some seaching all I could come up with was that it was a version by Guns and Roses, but it is obviously not the album version. Can anyone help? Thanks!
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Matt Birchall

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Feb 22, 2000
Haven't seen the trailer yet, so I haven't heard whatever version of KOHD is featured on it, but KOHD is one of the more-covered songs out there. It was originally a Bob Dylan song, done for "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid". Eric Clapton later went on to do it, and then Guns N' Roses had popular versions of it in the late 80's/early 90's. Those are probably the best-known acts that have covered it, but there are surely a bunch more out there.
If it's Guns N' Roses, and it's not the studio version from either Use Your Illusion II or the Days of Thunder soundtrack, then it's probably a live cut. There are two fairly well-known live versions of that song by G N' R: One is from "Live at the Ritz", which aired on MTV in 1988; and the version that they played at the Freddy Mercury tribute concert held in April 1992. That version was released as a single a few weeks after that concert. KOHD was a staple of G N' R's live show, so there are countless other versions of it out there on bootlegs and on their Tokyo videos as well, but the two I mentioned are the most well-known.
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