Guns N’ Roses remove “racist” and “homophobic” track from box set

Hard rock band Guns N’ Roses have removed an allegedly racist and homophobic track from a forthcoming box set reissue.

The controversial track One in a Million will not feature on the reissue of their album G N’ R Lies in the box set Appetite for Destruction.

When the song was originally released in 1987 lead singer Axl Rose attracted criticism for his lyrics allegedly calling black people “niggers” and for the lines “Immigrants and faggots, they make no sense to me; they come to our country and think they’ll do as they please – like start some mini-Iran or spread some fucking disease”.

Rose told Rolling Stone magazine at the time that he did not use the word “nigger” to mean black people.

He also said that he had had “bad experiences” with gay men but that he was happy with gay people as long as there were not “forcing” their homosexuality on him.

The Appetite for Destruction box set will be released on 29 June without the controversial track.