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This 1993 Guns N’ Roses Album Cover Includes a Message Encrypted in the Zodiac Killer’s Code

Weirdest GN'R trivia ever.

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So there is one interesting thing about “The Spaghetti Incident?”, the incredibly lazy covers album/cash-in released by Guns N’ Roses in 1993. I never noticed it before (why the hell would you), but there’s a tiny, hidden message written on the cover – and it’s encrypted in the cypher of the infamous Zodiac Killer.

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The code almost looks like a barcode or corporate fine print – it’s easy to miss. But back in 2008, fans on this Guns N’ Roses forum did some detective work and decrypted the message. The message says ‘FUCKEM ALL.’

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It’s not the first time that Axl Rose expressed a fascination with murderous madmen. His interest in Charles Manson is well-documented; his Manson t-shirt was central to his iconic Use Your Illusion-era wardrobe, and the band covered the Charles Manson song ‘Look at Your Game, Girl’ on “The Spaghetti Incident?”.

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