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Guns N' Roses

February 13th, 2004

Formed:
1985 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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Guns N' Roses

Biography

At a time when pop was dominated by dance music and pop-metal, Guns N' Roses brought raw, ugly rock & roll crashing back into the charts. They were not nice boys; nice boys don't play rock & roll. They were ugly, misogynistic, and violent; they were also funny, vulnerable, and occasionally sensitive, as their breakthrough hit, “Sweet Child O' Mine,” showed. While Slash and Izzy Stradlin ferociously spit out dueling guitar riffs worthy of Aerosmith or the Stones, Axl Rose screeched out his tales of sex, drugs, and apathy in the big city. Meanwhile, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler were a limber rhythm section who kept the music loose and powerful. Guns N' Roses' music was basic and gritty, with a solid hard, bluesy base; they were dark, sleazy, dirty, and honest — everything that good hard rock and heavy metal should be. There was something refreshing about a band that could provoke everything from devotion to hatred, especially since both sides were equally right. There hadn't been a hard rock band this raw or talented in years, and they were given added weight by Rose's primal rage, the sound of confused, frustrated white trash vying for his piece of the pie. As the '80s became the '90s, there simply wasn't a more interesting band around, but owing to intra-band friction and the emergence of alternative rock, Rose's supporting cast gradually disintegrated, as he spent years in seclusion.

Top Albums

Guns N' Roses: Greatest Hits, Guns N' Roses
1. Guns N' Rose..
Appetite for Destruction, Guns N' Roses
2. Appetite for..
Chinese Democracy, Guns N' Roses
3. Chinese Demo..
Use Your Illusion II, Guns N' Roses
4. Use Your Ill..
Use Your Illusion I, Guns N' Roses
5. Use Your Ill..
G N' R Lies, Guns N' Roses
6. G N' R Lies
Live Era '87-'93, Guns N' Roses
7. Live Era '87..
The Spaghetti Incident?, Guns N' Roses
8. The Spaghett..
Use Your Illusion, Guns N' Roses
9. Use Your Ill..
Live Era '87-'93, Guns N' Roses
10. Live Era '87..
Chinese Democracy, Guns N' Roses
11. Chinese Demo..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Sweet Child O' Mine Appetite for Destruction 5:56 $1.29
2.

Welcome to the Jungle Appetite for Destruction 4:33 $1.29
3.

Paradise City Appetite for Destruction 6:46 $1.29
4.

November Rain Guns N' Roses: Greatest.. 8:56 $1.29
5.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door Guns N' Roses: Greatest.. 5:36 $1.29
6.

Sweet Child O' Mine Guns N' Roses: Greatest.. 5:55 $1.29
7.

Patience Guns N' Roses: Greatest.. 5:56 $1.29
8.

Welcome to the Jungle Guns N' Roses: Greatest.. 4:31 $1.29
9.

Paradise City Guns N' Roses: Greatest.. 6:46 $1.29
10.

Mr. Brownstone Appetite for Destruction 3:48 $1.29
11.

Live and Let Die Guns N' Roses: Greatest.. 3:02 $1.29
12.

Civil War Guns N' Roses: Greatest.. 7:40 $1.29
13.

Used to Love Her G N' R Lies 3:13 $0.99
14.

Don't Cry (Original) Guns N' Roses: Greatest.. 4:44 $1.29
15.

November Rain Use Your Illusion I 8:57 $1.29
16.

You Could Be Mine Guns N' Roses: Greatest.. 5:43 $0.99
17.

Nightrain Appetite for Destruction 4:28 $1.29
18.

Patience G N' R Lies 5:56 $1.29
19.

Estranged Use Your Illusion II 9:23 $1.29
20.

Rocket Queen Appetite for Destruction 6:15 $1.29
21.

My Michelle Appetite for Destruction 3:39 $1.29
22.

Don't Cry (Original) Use Your Illusion I 4:44 $1.29
23.

It's So Easy Appetite for Destruction 3:22 $1.29
24.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door Use Your Illusion II 5:36 $1.29
25.

One In a Million G N' R Lies 6:10 $1.29

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