Guns N’ Roses

Formed March 1985.
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Duff McKagan - Interview with Shaun Keaveny

Duff McKagan joins Shaun to talk about his time in Guns N' Roses and his autobiography, 'It's So Easy (And Other Lies)'.

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Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California, 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. On April 18th , it was announced all original members of the original classic Guns N' Roses lineup will play at the golden gods awards on April 23rd 2014 . But will not be aired until May 20th 2014 . Today, Axl Rose is the only remaining original member, in a lineup that comprises Use Your Illusion–era keyboardist Dizzy Reed, lead guitarists DJ Ashba and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, rhythm guitarist Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson, drummer Frank Ferrer, and keyboardist Chris Pitman. The band has released six studio albums to date, accumulating sales of more than 100 million records worldwide, including shipments of 45 million in the United States, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Chinese Democracy

    Chinese Democracy 2008

    Reviewed by Dennis O'Dell
    It's still a huge triumph in the face of overwhelming odds.
  2. Review of Greatest Hits

    Greatest Hits 2004

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    No one ever changed the world with a bottle of Jack Daniels and an inability to say...
  3. Review of Appetite for Destruction

    Appetite for Destruction 1987

    Reviewed by Dennis O'Dell
    The LA band's fiery debut will probably always be their crowning glory.