Thursday, November 29, 2012

Guns and Roses : Did you know these facts?

Guns N’ Roses formed in Los Angeles, CA, in 1985

The band was formed by Axl Rose’s band, Hollywood Rose, and Tracii Guns’s band, L.A. Guns. The Name Guns N’ Roses formed by combining the two names.

The original group consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adl

At the start of their music careers, Axl and Izzy Stradlin smoked cigarettes for a research study for The University of California and Los Angeles in order to earn cash.

According to legendary sound engineer Bob Clearmountain, Rose ''would threaten to quit the band three times a week."

W. Axl Rose is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is the lead vocalist and only remaining original member of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he enjoyed great success and recognition in the late 1980s and early 1990s, before disappearing from the public eye for several years.

Sweet Child O' Mine was written in 5 minutes

To this day Slash still considers ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ the worst Guns N’ Roses song. Ironically it’s been their biggest selling hit all over the world.

Slash of Guns N’ Roses refuses to allow the band’s music on Glee because he thinks the show is horrible.

The dancing skills of the band are something that are often hidden rather than promoted. ″A little known fact about the original members of Guns N’ Roses: We dance. Everyone knows Axl’s serpentine slither, of course. Far fewer people know that Slash is also a world-class Russian crouch-down and kick your legs out dancer″.

Total Album Sales are estimation at 90 Million worldwide, including 39 million in the US alone

"Reckless Road" is a book about the Guns and Rose journey into the world of Rock. Written by Marc Canter, Slash's best friend of 30 years, Reckless Road offers unprecedented access to hundreds of never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from the early years of the greatest rock band of all time, Guns N' Roses

It took Axl Rose and Duff McKagan thirteen years after the split of Guns N’ Roses to speak again. It was a chance meeting at a hotel in London that rekindled their friendship. ″From then on, there was no awkwardness at all. It turned out it wasn’t much of a big deal for either one of us, I don’t think. We both seemed eager to mend a personal fence, to bridge a gap between us”.

Guns N’ Roses will be performing in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Gurgaon on 7th, 9th and 12th December, 2012, respectively.

Tickets for the Guns N’ Roses concert are available at and at select retail outlets.   Tickets start from Rs. 1,500 for Silver, Rs 3,000 for Gold and Rs. 10,000 for the world class, ‘Platinum Lounge’, styled on the lines of premium sporting events in a specially built section with an air conditioned enclosure, seating and built up to the height of the stage, with unlimited cocktails and food.
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  1. Grt to read such 2 know muc mor abt thm...thanx...go 4 mor :-) :-)

  2. Nice work Nischala.. Good to read a few facts that i didn't know!!

  3. Whats with your new obsession with Guns N Roses? ;-) But good to see this on your site. I have loved them always and November Rain is my favorite. Interestingly he is of British origin and like a lot of musicians comes from Stoke-On-Trent. Anyways, hoping I can see his London tour soon. I did get a chance to see his Gibson guitar in one of the stores here.