Guns N' Roses
Became the subject of the documentary "The Most Dangerous Band in the World: The Story of Guns N’ Roses."
Band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, though Rose officially declined to attend the ceremony.
Former members Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum joined former Wasted Youth guitarist Dave Kushner and Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland for the band Velvet Revolver.
Chinese Democracy was finally released to middling reviews.
Released the compilation Greatest Hits.
Began playing with avant-garde guitarist Brian "Buckethead" Carroll. He would play with Rose until 2004.
Rose began working and re-working material for a forthcoming Guns N' Roses album tentatively titled Chinese Democracy featuring an entirely new lineup of Tommy Stinson, Chris Pitman, Brain, Robin Finck, and Josh Freese. The album would eventually g
Slash left the group.
Performed a cover of "Come Together" as a duet with Bruce Springsteen at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of Elton John. It would prove to be Axl Rose's last performance for six years.
Released a collection of punk and glam rock covers titled The Spaghetti Incident.
Released two albums together, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II.
Rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin left the band due to several conflicts with the group's members.
Brought keyboardist Dizzy Reed on board as a full time member.
Released the album G N' R Lies, featuring songs from their previous EP and a number of acoustic tracks.
Released their debut album Appetite for Destruction.
Released the four song EP Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide, which went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.
Were signed by Geffen Records.
Known for such albums as "Appetite For Destruction" and "Use Your Illusion I"
Created their band name by combining he names of two bands the members came together from, L.A. Guns and Hollywood Rose.
Considered a number of band names before arriving at Guns N' Roses, including "Heads of Amazon" and "AIDS."
Though the four songs on the band's EP Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide were billed as live recordings, they were actually taken from the band's demo tape, overdubbed with crowd noise.
Changed the cover art for their debut album from an artwork designed by Robert Williams to an entirely different image when the original cover was deemed too controversial.
Forced drummer Steven Adler to sign a contract promising to no longer use drugs in order to continue working with the group. Adler was later fired from the group.