Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses Biography

Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band formed in 1985 in Los Angeles, California. Their initial popularity was, in part, due to being considered the antithesis of the glam rock bands of the time, and their 1987 'Appetite For Destruction' became the biggest selling debut album in history.

The band was founded by Tracii Guns and Axl Rose, with Axl Rose being the only constant member throughout the band's history.

Current members (2016)

W. Axl Rose [William Bruce Rose, Jr.] (vocals, keyboards, percussion, 1985-present)

Slash [Saul Hudson] (guitar, 1985-96; 2016-present)

Duff McKagan (bass, 1985-97; 2016-present)

Dizzy Reed [Darren Reed] (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, 1985-91)

Ole Beich (bass, 1985)

Rob Gardner (drums, 1985)

Steven Adler (drums, 1985-90)

Matt Sorum (drums, 1990-97)

Gilby Clarke (rhythm guitar, 1991-94/95)

Paul "Huge" Tobias (guitar, 1994-2002)

Robin Finck (guitar, 1996-99, 2000-2009)

Josh Freese (drums, 1998-2000)

Brain [Bryan Mantia] (drums, 2000-2006)

Buckethead [Brian Carroll] (guitar, 2000-04)

Bumblefoot [Ron Thal] (guitar, 2006-2014)

DJ Ashba (guitar, 2009-2015)

Tommy Stinson (bass, 1998-2014(2016))

Chris Pitman (keyboards, 1999-2016)

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