Guns N’ Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles that shook the world during the late 1980’s and dominated the music charts across the globe by the early ‘90s. With more than 100 million records sold worldwide (more than 45 million in the United States) and winning several American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and World Music Awards, the band has been credited with reviving the mainstream popularity of rock music at a time when music was dominated by pop, dance, and glam metal. Their sound was described as a “hedonistic rebelliousness” reminiscent of the early Rolling Stones, while their wild reputation earned them the nickname “the most dangerous band in the world.”
The band’s classic lineup was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, in its first year of eligibility, but even then we didn’t get a chance to see the five original band members together because Axl Rose denied the honor so he could avoid the temporary reunion. However, we have good (and official) news; after a two-decade absence it looks like Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan will finally reunite and play live in Las Vegas for two nights in April. In honor of this historic reunion, we present to you 25 Things You Might Not Know About Guns N’ Roses. Rock never dies!