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Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash why the band nixed offensive “One in a Million’ of new box

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash commented on the band decided to leave out the controversial song “One in a Million” from their boxed set.

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Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash said the band was already in contract to exclude their controversial song “One in a Million” of their new comprehensive box set, due to its subject matter.

Slash, whose real name Saul Hudson, said in an interview with Rolling Stone, the band’s decision was made quickly.

“We have jointly decided that it is not only place in that box. It didn’t take long. There was not a large roundtable thing,” he said.

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The track is from their 1988 album “G N’ R Lies” and has long been a point of criticism for lyrics that would be offensive profanity, a homophobic slur, anti-immigrant language and the use of the n-word.

Guns N’ Roses’ new box set, “Appetite for Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition” is equipped with four Cd’s, vinyls with remastered tracks, unreleased songs, and other collectibles. The box is sold on the rock band’s website for $999.

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Slash also discussed with Rolling Stone, the death of the former Velvet Revolver bandmate Scott Weiland and their difficult relationship.

“As crazy as that whole period was, I was still surprised to hear about Scott,” Slash said. “But yes, Velvet Revolver is not fun. I have nothing positive to say about that experience except that we did write a number of cool things.”

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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