way ,the name makes great sense about their music as well!)It was the release
of their self-released EP called 'Live ?!*@ Like a suicide',which had them
signed up with Geffen A&R.
Appetite for destruction:
They shot their way to fame with their Geffen debut ,Appetite for Destruction'
which was released in july'87.The album took time (10 months before it
came into charts)to create waves,but when it did it became history.It had
three top 10 singles
O' Mine"(#1), "Paradise
City"(#5) ,and "Welcome to the Jungle"(#7).The album sold more than
20 million pieces and was listed under the 100 best rock records by the
GN'R lies was released by Geffen in
1988.It included songs from their first EP (acoustic versions) along with other songs.
the controversial lyrics of 'One in a Million' the album became
an instant hit hitting no. 2 on the billboard charts.
Gn'R became the only band of
the 80's to have two albums in top 5 of the album charts.
But like the success ,the controversies
surrounding the band also grew.Drummer Scot Adler was forced out from the band due to his drug
Use your Illusion 1 and
GN'R got back their act their
together with the inclusion of new drummer former 'the cult' member Matt Sorum and Dizzy Read
on the keyboard.The then group came out with two new albums in the year 1990 ,'Use your Illusion 1'
&' Use your Illusion 2'.The albums debuted at no.2 and no.1 on the Billboard charts
The epic video of "November rain" became a huge hit
and the most wanted song on MTV ,while the band set on a grand 28 months long world tour
replenishing the loss of Izzy with new guitarist Gilby Clark.Izzy,apparently, quit the band due to
ongoing differences with Axl.GnR bagged the MTV "best video" award for 'November rain'
and the prestigious MTV Vanguard .
The band's new album
called "The spaghetti incident"(a collection of punk covers) was released in 1993 but didn't do too
The band gradually broke off leaving Axl rose the sole caretaker.
After a gap of 6 years ,'Live Era' was released in 1999 which featured
live performances of 22 of the bands best hits,giving something to cheer about to the
GnR has a completely new line up with Robin
Finck (Nine Inch Nails guitarist), guitarist Paul Huge,bassist Tommy Stinson (Replacements),
drummer Josh Freese and Dizzy Reed on keyboards,as they are working on their much awaited
album to be called "Chinese democracy".The single "Oh my God " featured on the
sound track of "End of days" (released in 1999) is a current GnR product and might very well be on
the new album.
More Articles:These articles contain lots of
info and intersting facts about the history of the band that surely is the greatest hard rock band
ever.Going through them will be a great reading, if you're a GNR fan, if nothing else.
1.Rebel rockers Guns n' Roses won over legions
of white male rock fans in the late '80s with their gritty punk-meets-heavy-metal sound and bad boy
antics (domestic assault, public indecency, property destruction, inciting riots) that often
bordered on rock 'n' roll parody continue>>
2.The founder-members of the most controversial heavy rock band of the late 80s
included Axl Rose (an anagram of Oral Sex) (b. William Bailey, 6 February 1962, Lafayette, Indiana,
USA) and Izzy Stradlin (b. Jeffrey Isbell, 8 April 1962, Lafayette, Indiana, USA). Vocalist Rose,
who had first sung at the age of five in a church choir, met guitarist Stradlin in Los Angeles in
1984. He changed his name to Rose at the age of 17 when he discovered who his real father was, the
Axl prefix coming from a band with whom he had rehearsed in Indiana. continue>>
3.In the late-'80s Guns N'
Roses changed the face of hard rock--and the scary thing is, they weren't even trying. For better or
worse, nearly every rock band at the time tried to cop the quintet's raw, street-wise intensity,
which took the bad-boy image to its most extreme.continue>>
4.WON'T you come home, Bill Bailey? That's the question — well, sort of — that Guns
N' Roses fans have asked for the greater part of the 1990s, as they await the next move of W. Axl
Rose (real name, Bill Bailey), who has all but disappeared in recent years, retreating from his
status as one of music's biggest stars to become a near-recluse with continue>>
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