Biographies:

Current Members: Ex-members:

star W. Axl Rose [vocals]

star Dizzy Reed [keyboards]

star Tommy Stinson [bass]

star Richard Fortus [guitar]

star Ron Thal [guitar]

star Dj Ashba [guitar]

star Frank Ferrer [drums]

star Chris Pitman [keyboards]

star Brain [drums]


Robin Finck [guitar]

Buckethead [guitar]

Paul Tobias [guitar]

Josh Freese [drums]

 

Duff McKagan [bass]

Matt Sorum [drums]

Slash [guitar]

Gilby Clarke [guitar]

Izzy Stradlin [guitar]

Steven Adler [drums]

 

star Quick facts:

Appetite For Destruction: Greatest Guitar Album Ever (Total Guitar, June, 2003), Greatest Metal Album (Spin, July, 2003), #1 Essential Hard Rock album (Kerrang!, March, 2004).

Received the RIAA Diamond Award commemorating the sales of 15 million copies in USA on March 16th 1999.

   
The only act to hold the top two album spots in both the UK and US on the week of releasing both records with Use Your Illusion I & Use Your Illusion II. September 1991  
     
The band played a total of 192 dates in 27 countries during the
Use Your Illusion World Tour (110 in the USA and 82 more all over the
world). Over seven million people had seen the band perform during the tour.
   
     
Accolades:    
#3 on MTV2 Presents: 22 Greatest Bands
MTV2, September 2003  
#3 on MTV's Top 22 Video Era Bands. MTV, December 2003  
#6 on MTV's Greatest Video Stars MTV, April, 2003  
#9 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock    
#10 on Rolling Stone's The Twenty Greatest Live Acts in the World, As Named by Rolling Stone Readers Rolling Stone, Issue 926, July 10, 2003  
#43 on Spin Magazine's 50 Greatest Bands Of All Time Spin, January, 2002  
     
Awards for songs/videos:    
MTV Video Music Award winner Best New Artist for "Welcome To The Jungle" 1988  
MTV Video Music Award winner Best Metal/Hard Rock Video for "Sweet Child O' Mine" 1989  
Video Vanguard Award winner at the MTV Video Music Awards 1992  
MTV Video Music Award winner Best Cinematography, Best Special Effects and Best Editing for "November Rain". 1992  
#1 on MTV2's Top 69 Epics for "November Rain".
April 2004  
#1 on MTV2's Top 69 Mightiest Riffs for "Sweet Child O' Mine". February 2004  
#1 on U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine 100 Greatest Riffs Ever for "Sweet Child O' Mine", as voted by the readers. May 2004  
#4 Kerrang! TV's Top 20 Rock Music Videos Of All Time as voted by the viewers for "November Rain" April, 2004
 
#4 on Guitar One's 10 Best Covers Of Rock Songs for "Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door" Guitar One July 2004  
#1 on Dutch radio station Veronica's Top 1000 Songs Of All Time for "November Rain" Veronica December 2004  
     
     
     

 

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