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Guns N' Roses

Mostly Credited As: Guns N' Roses
Date Of Birth: 1986
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California

Guns N' Roses


Guns N Roses is an American rock band of the late 80s and 90s. They are widely regarded as the best modern rock band for the way they revived rock and roll in a decade previously dominated by pop and hip-hop. The band came from the merging of two other Los Angeles bands: LA Guns and Hollywood Rose. The original lineup of 1985 was: Axl Rose on vocals, Izzy Stradlin on rhythm guitar, Traci Guns on lead guitar, Ole Beich on bass, and Rob Gardner on drums. Gardner and Guns couldn't make it to one of the band's first shows, so Rose recruited guitarist Slash, and drummer Steven Adler. Duff McKagan also joined up, and the classic GNR lineup was formed. In 1987, they released their debut album, Appetite For Destruction, which soon became the best selling debut album of all time. It was an instant hit with classic songs such as: "Welcome To The Jungle," "Sweet Child Of Mine," and "Paradise City." Within a year GNR was music's hottest band and the world anxiously anticipated the release of their second album, GNR Lies. The band did not dissapoint, and although the new album was nowhere near what Appetite For Destruction was, it still went platinum multiple times. In 1990, Steven Adler had been having increasingly bad drug problems and was asked to leave the band. GNR recruited Matt Sorum, who seemed to be the perfect fit. The next year, GNR released two more legendary albums: Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II. Together, the albums went platinum 22 times and it looked as though GNR was to rule the 90s rock scene. Unfortunately, problems arose in the band. Izzy Stradlin had been unhappy with new drummer Matt Sorum. He didn't think that Sorum had the right sound for the band and in late 1991, Stradlin quit Guns N Roses. Rose and Slash began to argue over leadership, and McKagan and Sorum were caught in the middle. The band released one more album in 1993, The Spaghetti Incident?, which was an album consisting entirely of covers. The album did well, selling over 3 million copies, but GNR was doing worse than ever. Slash left the band in 1994, and Sorum followed. Soon after, McKagan decided he'd had enough and Axl Rose was the lone member left. GNR broke up in 1996 to the great dismay of the music world. They're success although short-lived, had changed rock music forever and it was clear that people would always listen to Guns N Roses, together or not.

In 2000, Axl Rose created a whole new Guns N Roses with 8 little-known but talented musicians. The new GNR is still touring to this day, while Slash, McKagan, and Sorum are currently part of the supergroup Velvet Revolver. Rumors of a reunion have been surfacing throughout the past year.


TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

Top Of The Pops (UK) (1964) 
  December 5, 1991 28x49: (Dec/05/1991) As Themselves 
Featured Songs

Beavis and Butt-Head Songs:
Door-to-Door + Garden of Eden 
Doctor Who Confidential Songs:
Here Come the Girls + Live and Let Die 
Rock Nation Songs:
Season 1, Episode 2 + Welcome to the jungle 
Westenwind Songs:
In het slijk gezogen + Welcome to the jungle 
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Songs:
Paul Rudd + Welcome to the Jungle 
Ruben vs Sophie Songs:
Zoek Filemon + You Could Be Mine 
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Trivia

The members of GNR have said that they'd rather be referred to as a hard rock band instead of a metal band.

All of the original members of GNR were big fans of Queen. That is why they asked to play at Freddie Mercury's memorial concert.

Contrary to popular belief, the name "Guns N Roses" is not a reference to frontman Axl Rose's surname.

As of 2007, the band has sold over 90 million albums worldwide.

Axl Rose and the new GNR are currently working on the album, Chinese Democracy.

Classic bassist Duff McKagan is color-blind.

Frontman Rose and guitarist Stradlin have been friends since early childhood.

Guitarist Slash is now apart of the band Velvet Revolver.

Guns N' Roses Quotes
Axl Rose: I know that many of you are disappointed that some of the people that you came to know and love could not be with us here today. Regardless of what you have heard or read, people worked very hard (meaning my former friends) to do everything they could so that I could not be here today. I say fuck that. I am as hurt and disappointed as you that, unlike Oasis, we could not find a way to all get along.

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