Guns N' Roses discography

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Guns N' Roses discography

Guns N' Roses performing at Download Festival on June 11, 2006. From left to right: Robin Finck, Tommy Stinson, Axl Rose and Richard Fortus.
Releases
Studio albums 6
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
EPs 3
Singles 19
Video albums 4
Music videos 24

Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985 by members of the bands Hollywood Rose and L.A. Guns. The band has released six studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums, two extended plays, six video albums, one video single, twenty-four singles and nineteen music videos.

Guns N' Roses signed a deal with Geffen Records in 1986 and released the EP Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide. The band's debut studio album, Appetite for Destruction, was released in 1987, reaching the top of the Billboard 200 and has sold 18 million units in the United States alone and 28 million units worldwide.[1] The band's next album, G N' R Lies, included the four Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide recordings on one side and four acoustic songs on the other. In 1990, Guns N' Roses returned to the studio to record their new studio album. The result was a double album, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, which were released simultaneously in 1991 and debuted on the two highest spots on the Billboard 200 with II leading the charts. In 1993, the band released "The Spaghetti Incident?", an album of cover versions. Following that, there were many internal conflicts within the band which led to most of the band members leaving, with just Axl Rose and Dizzy Reed remaining from the Use Your Illusion era. Their sixth studio album, Chinese Democracy was released in 2008 after over a decade of work and many line-up changes.

Guns N' Roses have sold an estimated 100 million albums worldwide, including over 50 million in the United States.[2]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Worldwide sales
US
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
IRE
[8]
NL
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
1987 Appetite for Destruction
  • Released: July 21, 1987
  • Label: Geffen (#24148)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
1 7 3 3 16 11 3 32 7 5 33,000,000[20]
1988 G N' R Lies
  • Released: November 29, 1988
  • Label: Geffen (#24198)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
2 18 10 13 37 12 7 15 22 13,000,000[citation needed]
1991 Use Your Illusion I
  • Released: September 17, 1991
  • Label: Geffen (#24415)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
2 2 2 1 5 28 2 3 3 2
  • BPI: Platinum[13]
  • BVMI: 2× Platinum[14]
  • IFPI FIN: 3 Platinum×[16]
  • MC: Diamond[15]
  • PROMUSICAE: Platinum[22]
  • RIAA: 7× Platinum[18]
  • RIAJ: 2× Platinum[21]
19,000,000[20]
Use Your Illusion II
  • Released: September 17, 1991
  • Label: Geffen (#24420)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
1 1 1 1 3 29 2 4 2 1
  • BPI: Platinum[13]
  • BVMI: 5× Gold[14]
  • IFPI FIN: 3× Platinum[16]
  • MC: 9× Platinum[15]
  • PROMUSICAE: Platinum[22]
  • RIAA: 7× Platinum[18]
  • RIAJ: 2× Platinum[23]
20,000,000[20]
1993 "The Spaghetti Incident?"
  • Released: November 23, 1993
  • Label: Geffen (#24617)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
4 1 4 3 5 4 2 3 2 6,000,000[citation needed]
2008 Chinese Democracy
  • Released: November 23, 2008
  • Label: Geffen (#0602517906075)
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
3 3 3 1 2 3 4 4 1 2 6,500,000[citation needed]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
IRE
[8]
NL
[9]
SWE
[10]
UK
[12]
1999 Live Era '87-'93
  • Released: November 23, 1999
  • Label: Geffen (#490514)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
45 29 25 53 49 16 49 45
2014 Appetite for Democracy
  • Released: November 4, 2014
  • Label: Interscope/Universal
  • Format: DVD, BD, CD

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[3]
GER
[7]
IRE
[8]
NL
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
1998 Use Your Illusion
  • Released: August 25, 1998
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: CD, LP, CS
  • RIAA: Platinum[18]
2004 Greatest Hits
  • Released: March 23, 2004
  • Label: Geffen (9862108)
  • Format: CD, CS, DL
3 6 1 2 4 1 3 2 2 1
  • ARIA: 7× Platinum[28]
  • BPI: 6× Platinum[13]
  • BVMI: Platinum[14]
  • MC: 5× Platinum[15]
  • PROMUSICAE: Platinum[29]
  • RIAA: 5× Platinum[18]
  • RIAJ: Gold[30]
  • Worldwide: 13,000,000
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not released

EPs[edit]

Year Album details Notes
1986 Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide
  • Released: December 16, 1986
  • Label: UZI Suicide (USR-001)
  • Format: 12"
  • US only release
  • 10,000 copies only
1987 Guns N' Roses (Live from the Jungle)
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Geffen (25XD-977)
  • Formats: 12", CD
  • Japan only release
1993 The "Civil War" EP
  • Released: May 24, 1993
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: CD
  • Included are songs from both Use Your Illusion I and II and an exclusive interview with Slash.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
US
[31]
US
Main

[32]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
GER
[33]
IRE
[8]
NL
[34]
NZ
[35]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
1987 "It's So Easy" 84 Appetite for Destruction
"Welcome to the Jungle" 7 37 41 14 6 24
1988 "Sweet Child o' Mine" 1 7 11 11 4 20 5 27 15 6
"Paradise City" 5 14 48 1 4 2 3 7 6
1989 "Patience" 4 7 16 38 2 4 4 16 10 G N' R Lies
"Nightrain" 93 26 74 2 21 17 Appetite for Destruction
1991 "You Could Be Mine" 29 3 3 8 5 1 4 1 2 1 3 Use Your Illusion II
"Don't Cry" 10 3 5 5 22 1 6 2 9 3 8
  • RIAA: Platinum[18]
Use Your Illusion I
"Live and Let Die" 33 20 10 27 33 5 12 1 15 19 4
1992 "November Rain" 3 15 5 2 9 3 4 7 10 8 4
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" 18 12 3 5 1 1 2 10 5 2 Use Your Illusion II
"Yesterdays" 72 13 14 18 23 5 6 7 16 19 8
1993 "Civil War" 4 45 15 22 27 11
"Ain't It Fun" 8 34 14 20 36 5 15 9 "The Spaghetti Incident?"
"Hair of the Dog" 11
1994 "Estranged" 16 40 28 26 41 Use Your Illusion II
"Since I Don't Have You" 69 47 16 48 40 10 "The Spaghetti Incident?"
"Sympathy for the Devil" 55 10 12 17 20 5 10 13 7 15 9 Interview with the Vampire Soundtrack
2008 "Chinese Democracy" 34 5 54 26 38 3 15 27 3 11 27 Chinese Democracy

Video albums[edit]

Year Video details
1992 Use Your Illusion I
  • Released: December 8, 1992 (1992-12-08)
  • Label: Geffen (GEFV 39521)
  • Format: VHS, DVD (2003)
Use Your Illusion II
  • Released: December 8, 1992 (1992-12-08)
  • Label: Geffen (GEFV 39522)
  • Format: VHS, DVD (2003)
1998 Welcome to the Videos
  • Released: October 27, 1998
  • Label: Geffen (GEFV 39557)
  • Format: VHS, DVD (2003)
2014 Appetite for Democracy 3D
  • Released: July 1, 2014
  • Label: Interscope/Universal
  • Format: DVD, BD, CD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)[38][39]
1987 "It's So Easy" (unreleased) Nigel Dick
"Welcome to the Jungle"
"Sweet Child o' Mine"
"Sweet Child o' Mine" (alternate)
1988 "Paradise City"
1989 "Patience"
1991 "Mr. Brownstone" (unreleased) Mark Racco
"My Michelle" (unreleased)
"You Could Be Mine" (unreleased)
"You Could Be Mine" (Terminator 2: Judgment Day version) Mark Racco
Jeffrey Abelson
Andy Morahan
Stan Winston
"Don't Cry" (original version) Andy Morahan
"Don't Cry" (with alt. lyrics)
"Live and Let Die" Josh Richman
1992 "November Rain" Andy Morahan
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (live)
"Yesterdays"
"Garden of Eden"
1993 "The Garden" Del James
"Dead Horse" Unknown
"Civil War" (live)
"Estranged" Andy Morahan
1994 "Since I Don't Have You" Sante D'Orazio
2009 "Bad Apples" Andy Morahan
"Better" (leaked in 2012) Dale "Rage" Resteghini

See also[edit]

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