Shackler's Revenge (3:37)

Cover of Chinese Democracy

From Chinese Democracy

“Shackler’s Revenge” (which had its premeire on Rock Band 2) opens with a deep-voiced Axl gradually building towards his characteristic yowl, and features guitar noodling from their past guitarist Buckethead and some parts (at least the solo part) by their current guitarist Bumblefoot. The song’s low crunch sticks with the album’s long-stated industrial leanings, and again, layers upon layers of Axl’s create a particular sort of demented choir.

Written by: The song was written by Axl Rose, Brian Carroll aka Buckethead, Caram Costanzo, Brian Mantia aka Brain and Pete Scaturro.

Written in: It was written in or before 2003. Parts of the song were re-done after Buckethead left the band. Ron confirmed that he recorded the solos and bridges of the song.


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  • GackTMN

    Such an awesome direction for the band, feels natural.

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • promisedeyes

    Really sweet!

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • WarriorJones

    Colonel Sanders' Revenge

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • VerbalImaginary

    The background vocals in the chorus are so awesome.

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • corpsetastic

    It's utterly different than anything from Appetite cause it's called artistic evolution, Axl's interested in different sounds in his band, not being stuck in the past where ya can't outdo those killer records. Caramel insanity is Shackler's Revenge.

    1 Nov 2012 Reply
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    1 Nov 2012 Reply
  • PrettyStar

    отличные период был с этой песней...в далеком 2008-м

    22 Oct 2012 Reply
  • DeepScorpions

    A good song, but compared to the 'Paradise City' or 'Nightrain' performs poorly.

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ravenpryde

    love playing this one on Rock Band 2.

    17 Jun 2012 Reply
  • screamin_jesus

    I'm not a fan of this album overall, but this song is epic.

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • angelSign_X

    cool tune

    9 Nov 2011 Reply
  • nicolasbj

    the chorus is fucking amazing !!!!!!

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Silexxx

    Buckethead & Bumblefoot <3 <3 <3

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Daniel_flippy

    Don't ever try to tell me how much you care for me...

    28 Feb 2011 Reply
  • mnd999

    This was amazing live

    28 Feb 2011 Reply
  • modestoaparte


    10 Feb 2011 Reply
  • akanwave

    I like this one. A lot. (:

    26 Dec 2010 Reply
  • corpsetastic

    This song gets even wackier when i see all the hate it gets, it's an immense song! Axl probably wrote it with you in mind! Not a lot of people would dare make an album as ballsy as chinese democracy, especially with the back catalogue of that band!

    25 Dec 2010 Reply
  • slawek1182

    what a shit-is already not the Guns'N'Roses

    10 Dec 2010 Reply
  • CoenVen

    I had the bass part (or whatever it is) after the guitar in the beginning of this song repeating in my head a few months ago. Freaking annoying, but it sounds so cool! Good song after I got into it.

    14 Nov 2010 Reply
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