For the 1999 Adam Sandler movie “Big Daddy“, Sheryl Crow recorded a Grammy award winning cover of Gun’s N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” The cover is included in the soundtrack but on the closing credits of the movie a re-recorded version taken from a live version played by the original line-up of Guns N’ Roses is mixed with a studio recording of the 1999 Gun’s N’ Roses line-up.
Apparently Axl Rose re-recorded the entire “Appetite For Destruction” album with the new line-up.
In Axl’s words,
“ I have re-recorded “Appetite”, We recorded all, with the exception of two songs, because we replaced those with “You Could Be Mine” and “Patience” and why do that? Well, we had to rehearse them anyway to be able to perform them live again, and there were a lot of recording techniques and certain subtle styles and drum fills and things like that that are kind of ’80s signatures that subtly could use a little sprucing up… a little less reverb and a little less double bass and things like that.”
“Josh Freese on drums, Tommy Stinson on bass, Paul Tobias on guitar — you guys know him as Paul Huge, that’s how it’s been written everywhere. It’s Paul Tobias on guitar, and Robin Finck was on lead guitar, but that… that will stay on some of it. Robin’s guitar will stay on some, but not all. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it, exactly, when I would be putting that out. But you know, it has a lot of energy. Learning the old Guns songs and getting them up, you know, putting them on tape, really forced everybody to get them up to the quality that they needed to be at. Once the energy was figured out by the new guys, how much energy was needed to get the songs right, then it really helped in the writing and recording process of the new record.”