Guns N’ Roses or GNR is one of the legendary and most followed bands of all time. This American hard rock band certainly doesn’t need any introduction. The world is aware of Guns N’ Roses, however, today we are going to talk about the band members who made the band epic. Let’s begin!
Axl Rose is known to be the lead vocalist for Guns N’ Roses. Moreover, he is a professional pianist and percussionist. Axl Rose was originally named as William Bruce Rose Jr. Before co-founding Guns N’ Roses, Ross has been a part of bands like “Hollywood Rose” and “L.A. Guns”.
We all know him as a part of Guns N’ Roses. But the least known thing about him is his appearance in the 1988 movie “The Dead Pool”. In the movie, he played an un-credited role of a musician at the funeral scene. Rose has been a part of Guns N Roses since it’s beginning till the present time!
Duff McKagan or Michael Andrew “Duff” McKagan is the bassist for Guns N’ Roses since 1985. However, Duff had left the group in 1997, at the end of his tenure. After his departure from the band, Duff got back with his old friends and reunited with “10 Minute Warning”.
Subsequently, McKagan reformed “Loaded”, and later worked with “Velvet Revolver”, “Alice in Chains” and “Jane’s Addiction”. Finally in 2016, Duff McKagan returned to Guns N’ Roses and has also released his solo album “Tenderness” in 2019.
Slash and Richard Fortus
Slash and Richard Fortus both work as guitarists and give backing vocals as well. He has been a part of Guns N’ Roses since 1985. However, he departed from the group in 1996, but got back with the group in 2016. Meanwhile, Slash formed “Slash’s Snakepit” and also became a part of “Velvet Revolver”. Moreover, he also released a self titled solo album in 2010.
Richard Fortus on the other hand became a part of Guns N’ Roses in 2002. Prior to that, Fortus founded “The Eyes” and “Love Spit Love” . Moreover, he joined “The Dead Daisies” in 2013 and played with them till 2016.
Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese
Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese both play keyboards for the band. However, Dizzy Reed is also on piano, backing vocals and percussion. Melissa on the other hand also works on synthesizers, backing vocals, sub-bass and programming.
Dizzy Reed has been a part of Guns N’ Roses since 1990. Besides, Reed has also worked for “Hookers N’ Blow” and “The Dead Daisies”. Moreover, he has composed the music for the film “The Still Life” and has acted in “Charlie’s Death Wish”.
Melissa Reese is the youngest member of the band and has been the part since 2016. She was born in 1990. Before that, she has worked with “Mantis”, “Buckethead”, “KISS” and also for various video games.
Frank Ferrer has been working as a drummer for Guns N’ Roses since 2006. He is also known as “Thunderchucker”, who has also worked with “The Beautiful”, “Love Spit Love”, and “Psychedelic Furs”. Moreover, along with Guns N’ Roses, Ferrer has also been actively working for “The Compulsions” since 2004. He also toured with “The Dead Daisies”.