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Top 10 Facts - Guns N' Roses
10.24.2015
Fact #1

Guns N‘ Roses are an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler.

Fact #2

Guns N‘ Roses‘ debut album Appetite for Destruction was released luly 21, 1987.[11] The album underwent an artwork change after the original cover design by Robert Williams, which depicted a surrealist scene in which a dagger-toothed monster vengefully attacks a robot rapist, was deemed too controversial.

Fact #3

Guns N‘ Roses‘ next album, G N‘ R Lies, was released in November1988. It included the four recordings from their 1986 EP Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide, as well as four new acoustic tracks. "Patience", the only single released from G N‘ R Lies, peaked at No. ll in the U.S., while the album itself reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

Fact #4

In 1990, Guns N‘ Roses returned to the studio to begin recording their most ambitious undertaking yet. Drummer Steven Adler was briefly fired from the band over his drug use, but he was reinstated after signing a contract in which he vowed to stop taking drugs.

Fact #5

On November 23,1993, Guns N‘ Roses released a collection of punk and glam rock covers entitled "The Spaghetti lncident?" Izzy Stradlin's recorded guitar parts were replaced by Gilby Clarke.

Fact #6

An unadvertised cover of the Charles Manson song "Look at Your Game, Girl" was included on the album. The track was kept secret, and was not included on advance tapes sent out to reviewers.

Fact #7

The album debuted at number ll on the Billboard charts, and sold 190,000 copies its first week. Despite initial success, "The Spaghetti lncident?" did not match the sales of the Illusion albums and its release consequently led to increased tension within the band.

Fact #8

Guns N‘ Roses were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 14, 2012. They are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide, including shipments of 45 million in the United States.

Fact #9

Guns N‘ Roses has also received significant criticism throughout the years. The band received criticism for drug and alcohol use in the 80's & early 90's. The long periods of time between albums are another source of criticism.

Fact #10

The band has also been criticized for tardiness and starting shows later than advertised.Their late appearances and "war" with Reading and Leeds Festivals have been criticized by artists and their peers in the industry.

Fact #11
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