Guns N’ Roses is one of the most recognised American hard rock bands of all times. The group was formed in 1985 and remains one of the best-selling bands of all times. They’ve created a total of 6 albums to date and still enjoy the thrill of going on tour and giving their fans a thrilling experience while playing their most popular songs.
In fact, Guns N’ Roses are on tour in 2018 with multiple international destinations on the list. Not only are they hitting some of the best locations through the US such as the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, but they also travel far and wide, attending Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg South Africa, Asia World Expo in Hong Kong, Mother of Festivals in Monterrey and many others. Therefore, it’s worth finding out more about the well-known band, which is why we provide some of the most interesting and amazing facts and Guns n Roses.
Where the Name Guns N’ Roses was Born
The name is the first interesting part of this band as it was created in combination of two bands becoming one, which included the L.A. Guns and the Hollywood Roses. Therefore, both groups compromised and created the Guns N’ Roses name, which is now well-known throughout the world. Other names such as Heads of Amazon and AIDS were also considered.
Duff McKagan Was Forced to Change Drinking Habits
If there’s one thing you’ll always see with the Guns N’ Roses group is that they sure like to drink a lot. In fact, it got so bad in 1994, that bass player Duff suffered from his pancreas exploding due to degrading, which affected the band members so much that he had no choice but to give up drinking. You’ll still see him with a beer at times, but it’s non-alcoholic.
During the early days of the band, they stayed in Los Angeles in a small apartment that was referred to as Hell House. It became a popular name for the band as this became their place to practice various types of sin, including the sex, drugs and rock’n’roll saying.
Axl Rose Was Broke before Guns N’ Roses
Before the band formed and started with their amazing adventure to fortune and fame, the lead singer Axl Rose was so broke that he had to join a UCLA medical study that required him to smoke cigarettes. He did it and earned a much needed $8 at the time.
Flop that Cost Millions
In 2008, Axl Rose was the only member from the original band, which is also the year they released Chinese Democracy. However, the album turned out to be a complete flop and ended up costing the bank over $13 million in production costs.
Slash and Pet Snakes
Saul Hudson, better known as Slash on stage used to have the weirdest pets. While in the band, at one stage he had over 20 pets, of which 20 were snakes.