Guns N Roses – The Original – Not the Current Crapper

celeb: Guns N Roses
occupation: successful hard rock band of the 1980s – early 1990s (with incredibly sexy frontman Axl Rose)


late 1980s
Guns N Roses
kicked ass during most of their 7-year run from 1987 to 1994. Its origins began in Lafayette Hollywood, where Bill Bailey (Axl Rose) spent years singing gospel with his siblings at church. Alas, Axl was often abused by his stepfather and at 17, he left home and headed for L.A. with dreams of musical success. A lot of unfortunate kids seem to follow that route but in Axl’s case it worked. GNR was formed in 1985 with members from Axl’s original band, Hollywood Rose, some of whom quit or were fired, until the band founded its famous lineup: Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Steve Adler, Duff McKagan and Slash (Saul Hudson)Cool. Guns filled the house at local clubs and  Geffen Records signed the band to a contract. FYI, do you remember The Captain and Tenille? You know that weirdo in the captain’s hat who played piano and that redheaded broad with the huge mouth? They owned Geffen. Those two had business sense. Who knew? In 1986 Gun N’ Roses performed as the opening act to the band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Shouldn’t that have been the other way around?
video: Duff McKagen and Steven Adler Interview 1987
video: Guns N Roses Rockumentary

Their first album in 1987 Appetite for Destruction holds the record as the highest selling first release rock album of all time. Welcome to the Jungle was released as its first single, but the album tanked for a year until  MTV played the video for it only once and fans requested it en masse. Guess it was meant to be.  Sweet Child O’ Mine was the album’s second single co-written by Axl Rose for his first wife, Erin Everly. Slash later stated “it was actually my least favorite song we ever wrote…I hate it, but it turns out to be our greatest song ever”.
Before every concert, Guns blasted AC/DC backstage, the number one hard rock band on the charts. They were determined to knock DC down to number two and the pre-show reminder got them pumped.
video: Guns n Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine Live 1988
video: Guns n Roses Interview
video: Guns n Roses The Story
video: Axl Rose Interview

That’s where it gets tawdry.
Ha. When wasn’t it?

In 1990 Steve was fired due to drug addiction and was replaced by Matt Sorum yet the band was notorious for its bad behaviour and drug use. No surprise there. Rockers. Tsk, tsk.  In 1991 during the Use Your Illusion Tour Izzy quit the band and was replaced by Gilby Clarke. In 1993 Axl abruptly fired Gilby stating he was “only a hired hand.” Ouch. Ego much? That was when the band took a serious nosedive. The band’s last album The Spaghetti Incident was an utterly pointless collection of lame cover tunes. Fans labelled them Guns N Posers. Ouch. GNR literally couldn’t keep it together and by 1997 everyone except Axl had quit. Diehard, that Axl. Axl formed a new 2001 Guns N Roses that sucked yet somehow filled stadiums during worldwide tours. Gen Ys, doubtless. They don’t know any better.
video: Steven Adler on Hard Copy
view: The Story of Guns N Roses
video: Matt Sorum talks about Rumours he’s rejoining the group
Axl may think so…that’s just the drugs doing their work.
Comeback Grade:  S for Save your money and stay home.
Guns Facebook Fans: 7,712,522  seriously…





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10 Responses to Guns N Roses – The Original – Not the Current Crapper

  1. tahaordi says:


  2. john says:


  3. dion birch says:

    i love guns and roses i am only 11 and i listen to there song all the time

  4. dion birch says:

    i love this i am only 11 yrs old and they are so wonderfull

  5. guns n roses is the best band that has ever lived im not sure why slash would hate sweet child o mine but hes still amazing. the new guitarist is just a slash wanna-be. Axl has a freakin awesome voice and he had slash to back that up on guitar. The band just doesnt have it any more

  6. Anonymous says:

    guns and roses is my favorite ever

  7. kelvin l datig says:

    guns and rosesis my favorite bang ever ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i love guns and rose

  8. charis roush says:

    I love G&R and have since the the first album in ’87. I read recently that Axl is somewhat of a hermit now, staying home and taking apart and rebuilding computers. Said he has always loved that kind of stuff and taught himself basically. I guess there’s more to him than just the awesome voice and cute face! 😉 Oh, and don’t forget that Axl shuffle (dance) he used to do. 🙂 Good times, good times…..miss that band.

  9. Sexy Mama says:

    Slash is the sexiest mother fucker ever.I wouldve loved 2 love the fuck out of his hot ass body of a god.rock god 4ever

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