The Biggest Rock Band of The 1990s

Anyone who grew up in the 1990s will have listened to, and more importantly, head-banged to one of many songs by the iconic rock group Guns ‘n’ Roses.

Fronted by vocalist Axl Rose and his crazy voice that could go from guttural muttering to high octave soprano is the same verse, the band really did shape the rock scene in the 1990s.

Mysterious guitarist Slash was always lurking in the background wearing his top hat and having a cigarette hanging out of his mouth as he slayed solo after solo.

The band first formed in 185 and since then, they have released six studio albums that have sold over 100 million copies around the world. Those numbers make them one of the most popular bands of all time.

The first album, Appetite For Destruction was released in 1987 and featured the hugely popular song Sweet Child of mine. That particular song set the Gunners on more of a mainstream rock journey, having previously produced much harder tracks such as Welcome to the Jungle and Paradise City.

Guns produced a few more hits including November Rain, but in 1993, things started to get rocky. Axl reportedly began drinking heavily and the studio album Spaghetti Junction was not at all well received. The band continued to tour, but Slash left and the seemed to be deemed for obscurity.

Axl was also in trouble for taking part in riots in Los Angeles in the mid 1990s and he ballooned in weight, leading people to fear for his health.

They continued to play on and off, but were not well received by the paying public. Slash has since returned to the band and they had a successful gig in Australia in early 2017.

The band in its original form was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

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