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At first glance, Guns n’ Roses looked like any number of hair metal bands crawling out of the Sunset Strip during the second half of the 1980s. But then 1987’s game-changing ‘Appetite for Destruction’ proved there was more than met the eye and catapulted the band to another level of stardom their peers could only dream of — quickly fostering GnR’s reputation as the most dangerous band in the world…even to themselves. And the amazing part is just how quickly things had snowballed for the group, which was born in 1985, of the union of two competing bands: Hollywood Rose, featuring singer W. Axl Rose and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin’, and L.A. Guns, home to lead guitarist Tracii Guns, bassist Ole Beich and drummer Rob Gardner. All three of the latter would soon be replaced by Slash, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler, respectively, and so powerful was the new quintet’s musical chemistry that they’d signed to Geffen Records by March of ’86 and capped the year with the ‘Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide’ EP. Then Guns n’ Roses got to work on the album that many still consider a high-water mark of ‘80s hard rock, ‘Appetite for Destruction,’ which spent almost a year gathering steam amongst heavy metal fans before breaking through to the mainstream thanks to the number one single, ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine.’ From this point forward, GnR’s career seemed like an unstoppable juggernaut, driven by global touring and 1988’s controversial ‘GnR Lies’ EP; but internal dissension and drug abuse eventually drove Adler out of the fold (he was re-placed by The Cult drummer, Matt Sorum) ahead of the band’s much delayed, twin 1991 double albums, ‘Use Your Illusion I’ and ‘II,’ which immediately conquered the charts’ first and second positions upon release. Guns n’ Roses carried on conquering new audiences in far-flung locations over the next few years of touring, but after issuing a covers album, ‘The Spaghetti Incident?,’ in late 1993, the band went on extended hiatus while members pursued solo projects or simply recovered from all the years of grueling work. That hiatus soon descended into a prolonged band disintegration, and by the turn of the third millennium, only Axl Rose remained of GnR’s glorious original fivesome. In 2001, Rose finally recruited a new lineup of backing musicians and resumed touring under the Guns n’ Roses name, but the long promised next studio album, ‘Chinese Democracy,’ did not emerge until 2008, and then to rather mixed reviews. Nevertheless, GnR has remained a relatively active touring concern in the years since, with the occasional reunion rumors as yet unfulfilled, while their legacy is bound to remain intact so long as fans recall those incredible, if fleeting, first few years of global stardom.

   
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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

DJ Ashba on New Guns N’ Roses Lineup: ‘Axl Wanted Me to Be a Part of It’

DJ Ashba has revealed that Axl Rose wanted the guitarist to rejoin the band as part of the new lineup featuring original members Slash and Duff McKagan.

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TMZ

Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose Talks AC/DC, Prince + Coachella During Paparazzi Encounter at Los Angeles Airport

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose was seen riding through LAX airport on a scooter and he answered a few questions for the paparazzi.

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YouTube: Lucio Munoz

Guns N’ Roses Perform ‘Out ta Get Me’ + ‘Used to Love Her’ at Second Coachella Show, Add Four Dates to Summer Tour

Guns N' Roses performed 'Out ta Get Me' and 'Used to Love Her' for the first time on tour at their second Coachella show and added four new tour dates.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Guns N’ Roses Fan Killed, 28 Injured in Bus Accident in Mexico

A bus carrying Guns N' Roses fans on the way to their Mexico City show overturned, resulting in one death and 28 injuries.

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Opening Night Of Guns N' Roses' Second Residency At The Joint
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Ex-Guns N’ Roses Member Chris Pitman Apparently Slams ‘Oldies’ Reunion as ‘Boring’

In a new correspondence with a Chilean Guns N’ Roses fan page, Chris Pitman apparently claims he quit Guns N’ Roses and called GN’R’s current 'oldies' tour 'boring.'

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Alice Cooper Says Axl Rose’s Voice Is ‘Absolutely Perfect’ for AC/DC

Alice Cooper is among those that thinks the pairing of Axl Rose and AC/DC is a good one.

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YouTube: Fagner Mozart

Watch Guns N’ Roses Perform ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ From Coachella

Pro-shot footage of Guns N' Roses performing 'Welcome to the Jungle' at Coachella has emerged online.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Guns N’ Roses Welcome AC/DC’s Angus Young at Coachella 2016

After revealing that Axl Rose would be singing for AC/DC, Guns N' Roses put an exclamation point on the announcement by welcoming Angus Young at Coachella.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Axl Rose Confirmed to Sing for AC/DC on Remaining 2016 Tour Dates

It's official! Axl Rose will indeed sing for AC/DC when they play their upcoming European shows and make up their postponed U.S. dates.

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Former Guns N’ Roses Drummer Matt Sorum Reportedly Wasn’t Asked to Be Part of Reunion

According to sources, a now-deleted tweet from Sorum reveals he was never asked to be a part of GN’R’s current revival.

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