Guns N' Roses

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Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock/heavy metal band formed in 1985 in Los Angeles, California. In 1987 'Appetite For Destruction' became the biggest selling debut album in history.

The band was founded by W. Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin', along with Tracii Guns, Rob Gardner and Ole Beich, with Axl Rose being the only constant member throughout the band's history.

Current members (2016)
W. Axl Rose (vocals, piano, keyboards, percussion, 1985-present)
Slash [Saul Hudson] (guitar, 1985-1996; 2015-present)
Duff McKagan (bass, 1985-1997; 2015-present)
Dizzy Reed [Darren Reed] (piano, keyboards, backing vocals, percussion, 1990-present)
Richard Fortus (guitar, 2002-present)
Frank Ferrer (drums, 2006-present)
Melissa Reese (keyboards, 2016-present)

Former members
Tracii Guns (guitar, 1985)
Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, 1985-1991)
Ole Beich (bass, 1985)
Rob Gardner (drums, 1985)
Steven Adler (drums, 1985-1990)
Matt Sorum (drums, 1990-1997)
Gilby Clarke (rhythm guitar, 1991-1994)
Paul "Huge" Tobias (guitar, 1994-2002)
Robin Finck (guitar, 1997-1999, 2000-2008)
Josh Freese (drums, 1997-2000)
Brain [Bryan Mantia] (drums, 2000-2006)
Buckethead [Brian Carroll] (guitar, 2000-2004)
Bumblefoot [Ron Thal] (guitar, 2006-2014)
DJ Ashba (guitar, 2009-2015)
Tommy Stinson (bass, 1998-2015)
Chris Pitman (keyboards, 1998-2016)
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Albums

GHS 24148, none Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction album art Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction (Album, Comp) Geffen Records, Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide GHS 24148, none US 1987 Sell This Version
I-88-07 Guns N' Roses - The Rock N’ Roll Road Trip album art Guns N' Roses / White Lion Guns N' Roses / White Lion - The Rock N’ Roll Road Trip MCPC Ltd. I-88-07 US 1988 Sell This Version
GHS 24198 Guns N' Roses - G N' R Lies album art Guns N' Roses G N' R Lies (Album, EP, Comp) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide Records GHS 24198 US 1988 Sell This Version
GEFD-24415 Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I album art Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I (Album, EP) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide Records GEFD-24415 US 1991 Sell This Version
GEC 24420 Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II album art Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II (Album) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide GEC 24420 Saudi Arabia 1991 Sell This Version
RL 40-1 Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I / Use Your Illusion II album art Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I / Use Your Illusion II(LP, Transcription) AFRTS, United States Department Of Defense RL 40-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-4441 Guns N' Roses - On Tour Now! album art Guns N' Roses On Tour Now!(CD, Promo, Smplr) Geffen Records PRO-CD-4441 US 1991 Sell This Version
CO 0903 - 2830a Guns N' Roses - Superstar Concert Series album art Guns N' Roses Superstar Concert Series(2xCD, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks CO 0903 - 2830a US 1992 Sell This Version
WGNRD 1 Guns N' Roses - Sample Your Illusion album art Guns N' Roses Sample Your Illusion(CD, Promo, Smplr) Geffen Records WGNRD 1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
92-35 Guns N' Roses - Superstar Concert Series album art Guns N' Roses Superstar Concert Series(2xCD, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks 92-35 US 1992 Sell This Version
none Guns N' Roses - "The Spaghetti Incident?" album art Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?" (Album) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide Records none US 1993 Sell This Version
RL 52-3 Guns N' Roses - The Spaghetti Incident? / A Perfect World album art Guns N' Roses / Various Guns N' Roses / Various - The Spaghetti Incident? / A Perfect World(LP, Transcription) AFRTS RL 52-3 US 1993 Sell This Version
97-41 Guns N' Roses - In Concert: High Voltage  album art Guns N' Roses In Concert: High Voltage Westwood One 97-41 US 1997 Sell This Version
90905142 Guns N' Roses - Live Era '87-'93 album art Guns N' Roses Live Era '87-'93 (Album) Geffen Records 90905142 Mexico 1999 Sell This Version
UICF-9061 Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy album art Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy (Album) Geffen Records, Black Frog UICF-9061 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
B0028153-01 Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction | 1986 Sound City Session album art Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction | 1986 Sound City Session(3xLP, RM, S/Edition) Geffen Records B0028153-01 US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

USR-001 Guns N' Roses - Live ?!★@ Like A Suicide album art Guns N' Roses Live ?!★@ Like A Suicide (EP) Uzi Suicide Records USR-001 US 1986 Sell This Version
GEF 22 (DJ), 928 313-7 Guns N' Roses - It's So Easy · Mr. Brownstone album art Guns N' Roses It's So Easy · Mr. Brownstone (Single, Maxi) Geffen Records, Geffen Records GEF 22 (DJ), 928 313-7 UK 1987 Sell This Version
7-27759 Guns N' Roses - Welcome To The Jungle album art Guns N' Roses Welcome To The Jungle (Single) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 7-27759 US 1987 Sell This Version
none Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction Sampler album art Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction Sampler(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Smplr) Geffen Records, Uzi Suicide none US 1987 Sell This Version
BSAPC+ 7-1 Guns N' Roses - Amnesty International Press Conference album art Guns N' Roses Amnesty International Press Conference Amnesty International BSAPC+ 7-1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
25XD-977 Guns N' Roses - EP  album art Guns N' Roses EP (EP) Geffen Records 25XD-977 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
P-2386 Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine / Welcome To The Jungle album art Guns N' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine / Welcome To The Jungle (Single) Geffen Records P-2386 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
7-27963 Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine album art Guns N' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine (Single, Maxi) Geffen Records, Geffen Records, Geffen Records 7-27963 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-3132 Guns N' Roses - Rag Doll / Sweet Child O' Mine album art Aerosmith / Guns N' Roses Aerosmith / Guns N' Roses - Rag Doll / Sweet Child O' Mine(CD, EP, Promo) Geffen Records PRO-CD-3132 US 1988 Sell This Version

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AmateurRockGuitarist

AmateurRockGuitarist

November 18, 2021
I remember that GUNS N' ROSES were enormously popular and successful in the end of 1980's and the first quarter of 1990's.

My favorite release from them is their 1st album from 1987 and my second favorite released from them is their double EP from 1988 (which includes their first studio release, their EP from 1986), and there are some great and good songs from their 3rd and 2nd albums (which were released simultaneously in 1991) that are on the music level of their 1st album.

IMO what distinguished GUNS N' ROSES from other hard rock bands is that they merged elements of punk in their music regarding many songs tempos on their first 3 studio releases (from 1986, 1987 and 1988)!
tychastain

tychastain

August 7, 2021
Chinese Democracy is a masterpiece. It may not be GNR's masterpiece, but it's definitely Axl's.
tomgboko

tomgboko

May 7, 2021
The greatest rock band with AC/DC, Nirvana, Queen, Black Sabbath...
JonHarding

JonHarding

April 16, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
Who labeled Guns N’ Roses as a Hard Rock/Glam band? They were in no ways glam. They are known as the band that killed glam. Hard Rock/Heavy Metal is what they are. Mainly Hard Rock. Def not glam. Do these guys look like Poison? No.
AwesomeAndrew62

AwesomeAndrew62

June 26, 2018
This band is the one-hit wonder of Rock N Roll. They made 1 good album, Appetite for Destruction, and everything after that was trash.
JonHarding

JonHarding

March 13, 2018
The best band I ever saw live.....easily. Seen them back in 1991 them again in 2017. One of the greatest rock bands ever. #Legends
nagyphilip

nagyphilip

November 20, 2016
In the early days they were great. My favorite is Use Your Illusion I. Appetite... is great too but i played it too much. My parents' favorite band actually! How funny is that?

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