Track of the Day: 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' by Guns N' Roses

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

For the Sunday sabbath, here’s a rock reimagining of a Bob Dylan song from reader Mikey:

So I’ve been through your complete archive of cover songs—some very interesting and unusual selections for sure—but I am stunned, gobsmacked even, by the absence of the Guns & Roses cover of Knockin' on Heaven’s Door. I’m eternally fascinated by the vastly different routes Bob Dylan and Axl Rose take to finally get to the same place. And the weird “telephone” monologue [starting at the 3:40 mark] was classic Axl genius …

I’m chuffed that our gobsmacked reader likes our series so much. Submit your own pick here.

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