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Guns N Roses... which lineup is your favorite?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CowboyDan, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. CowboyDan

    CowboyDan Anger is a Gift

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    Has there ever been a more contraversial band in the history of Rock n Roll?

    For me it's always been the original lineup of Axl, Slash, Duff, Izzy and Steven. I understand why they had to let Steven go, but Matt Sorum just doesn't do it for me and everything after is a serious downgrade from Appetite and Lies.

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    Here's a list of all the current/former members. What's your favorite lineup?

    Axl RoseActive: March 1985–presentRegular instruments: lead vocals, piano, backing vocalsOccasional instruments: keyboards, synthesizers, rhythm guitar, percussion, sound effectsRelease contributions: all Guns N' Roses releases

    Dizzy ReedActive: February 1990–presentRegular instruments: keyboards, piano, backing vocalsOccasional instruments: synthesizers, organ, clavinetRelease contributions: all Guns N' Roses releases from Use Your Illusion I (1991)

    Tommy StinsonActive: March 1998–presentRegular instruments: bassOccasional instruments: backing vocalsRelease contributions: "Oh My God" (1999), Chinese Democracy (2008)

    Chris PitmanActive: May 1998–presentRegular instruments: keyboards, sub-bassOccasional instruments: bass, backing vocals, synthesizers, programming, twelve-string guitar, mellotronRelease contributions: "Oh My God" (1999), Chinese Democracy (2008)

    Richard FortusActive: July 2002–presentInstruments: lead guitarOccasional instruments: rhythm guitarRelease contributions: Chinese Democracy (2008)

    Ron "Bumblefoot" ThalActive: May 2006–presentInstruments: rhythm guitarOccasional instruments: lead guitarRelease contributions: Chinese Democracy (2008)

    Frank FerrerActive: October 2006–presentInstruments: drumsRelease contributions: Chinese Democracy (2008) – "Chinese Democracy", "Better", "If the World", "There Was a Time" and "I.R.S." only

    DJ AshbaActive: February 2009–presentInstruments: lead guitarRelease contributions: none[edit] Former members

    Izzy StradlinActive: March 1985–November 1991Regular instruments: rhythm guitar, backing vocalsOccasional instruments: lead guitar, percussion, lead vocals, acoustic guitar, sitarRelease contributions: Appetite for Destruction (1987), G N' R Lies (1988), Use Your Illusion I (1991), Use Your Illusion II (1991)

    Tracii GunsActive: March–May 1985Instruments: lead guitarRelease contributions: none

    Ole BeichActive: March–May 1985Instruments: bassRelease contributions:
    none

    Rob GardnerActive: March–May 1985Instruments: drumsRelease contributions: none

    Steven AdlerActive: May 1985–July 1990Regular instruments: drumsRelease contributions: Appetite for Destruction (1987), G N' R Lies (1988), Use Your Illusion II (1991) – "Civil War" only

    SlashActive: May 1985–October 1996Regular instruments: lead guitarOccasional instruments: rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, six-string bass, talk box, classical guitar, banjoRelease contributions: all Guns N' Roses releases from Appetite for Destruction (1987) to "The Spaghetti Incident?" (1993)

    Duff McKaganActive: May 1985–August 1997Regular instruments: bass, backing vocalsOccasional instruments: acoustic guitar, lead vocals, percussionRelease contributions: all Guns N' Roses releases from Appetite for Destruction (1987) to "The Spaghetti Incident?" (1993)

    Matt SorumActive: July 1990–June 1997Instruments: drumsOccasional instruments: percussionRelease contributions: Use Your Illusion I (1991), Use Your Illusion II (1991), "The Spaghetti Incident?" (1993)

    Gilby ClarkeActive: November 1991–June 1994Instruments: rhythm guitar, backing vocalsRelease contributions: "The Spaghetti Incident?" (1993)

    Paul TobiasActive: October 1994–July 2002Regular instruments: rhythm guitarOccasional instruments: backing vocals, pianoRelease contributions: "Oh My God" (1999), Chinese Democracy (2008)

    Robin FinckActive: May 1997–August 1999, October 2000–April 2008Regular instruments: lead guitarOccasional instruments: keyboards, acoustic guitarRelease contributions: Chinese Democracy (2008)

    Josh FreeseActive: March 1998–August 1999Regular instruments: drumsOccasional instruments: percussionRelease contributions: "Oh My God" (1999), Chinese Democracy (2008) – "Street of Dreams", "There Was a Time", "Riad n' the Bedouins" and "Prostitute" only

    BucketheadActive: March 2000–March 2004Regular instruments: lead guitarOccasional instruments: acoustic guitarRelease contributions: Chinese Democracy (2008)

    Bryan "Brain" MantiaActive: October 2000–October 2006Instruments: drumsRelease contributions: Chinese Democracy (2008)
  2. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    Axl,Slash,Duff,Izzy and Steven.
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Ask a good question CowboyDan, this one is way too obvious.
  4. CowboyDan

    CowboyDan Anger is a Gift

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    I know, right? I guess I'm hoping to get some good GnR discussion going from this, but nobody is going to say they like the Matt Sorum GnR better than the originals are they? hmmmmm, where do we go now? :confused: :)
  5. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    No doubt the original is tops, but I don't mind what I'd heard from Chinese Democracy. I don't know anyone who likes it, but the title track and Better are cool songs.


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  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Appetite for Destruction lineup.
  7. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    The original lineup
  8. CowboyDan

    CowboyDan Anger is a Gift

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    I think this is one of the coolest ideas for a mashup I've ever seen.....

    Velvet Revolver meets Chinese Democracy, giving you a taste of what new GnR might sound like if they reunited. There's a bunch of them, here's a few good ones:

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    What do you think?

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