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Guns N' Roses discography
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Guns N' Roses performing at Download Festival on June 11, 2006. From left to right: Robin Finck, Tommy Stinson, Axl Rose and Richard Fortus.
Studio albums 6
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
Video albums 4
Music videos 24
EPs 3
Singles 18

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, two live albums, two compilation albums, two extended plays, seven video albums, one video single, eighteen singles and twenty four 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 approximately 30 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, internal conflicts within the band led to most of the band members being fired or 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 several delays and multiple band lineups.

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 30,800,000[18]
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
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
  • ARIA: 4× Platinum[13]
  • BPI: Platinum[14]
  • BVMI: 2× Platinum[15]
  • MC: Diamond[16]
  • RIAA: 7× Platinum[17]
17,000,000[19]
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
  • ARIA: 5× Platinum[13]
  • BPI: Platinum[14]
  • BVMI: 5× Gold[15]
  • MC: 9× Platinum[16]
  • RIAA: 7× Platinum[17]
16,000,000[19]
1993 "The Spaghetti Incident?"
  • Released: November 23, 1993
  • Label: Geffen (#24617)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
4 1 4 3 5 4 2 3 2
2008 Chinese Democracy
  • Released: November 23, 2008
  • Label: Geffen (#0602517906075)
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
3 3 3 1 2 3 4 4 1 2 2,600,000[21]
"—" 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]
AUS
[4]
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 57 29 25 53 49 16 49 45

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[17]
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: 8× Platinum[22]
  • BPI: 6× Platinum[14]
  • BVMI: Platinum[15]
  • MC: 5× Platinum[16]
  • RIAA: 5× Platinum[17]
  • Worldwide: 13,000,000
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not released

EP albums[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
1988 Guns N' Roses (Live from the Jungle)
  • Released: 1988
  • 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]

Main singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
US
[23]
US
Main

[24]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
GER
[25]
IRE
[8]
NL
[26]
NZ
[27]
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 61 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 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 27 9 3 4 7 38 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?"
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

Promo singles[edit]

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)[30][31]
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" Louis Marciano
"Civil War" (live)
"Estranged" Andy Morahan
1994 "Since I Don't Have You" Sante D'Orazio
2009 "Bad Apples" Andy Morahan
"Better" (unreleased, leaked in 2012) Dale "Rage" Resteghini

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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    • Top 50 peaks: "Australian Charts > Guns N' Roses". australian-charts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
    • Peaks between 51-100, from January 1990 to December 2010: Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Austrian Charts > Guns N' Roses" (in German). austriancharts.at Hung Medien. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  6. ^ a b "RPM Archives > Top Albums > Guns N' Roses". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
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  11. ^ a b c "Swiss Charts > Guns N' Roses". swisscharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  12. ^ a b c d "UK Charts > Guns N' Roses". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "BPI Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Guns N' Roses)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  16. ^ a b c d e f g "Canadian album certifications – Guns N Roses". Music Canada. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "RIAA Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2009-02-15.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "riaa" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  18. ^ Bill Wyman (4 January 2013). "Did “Thriller” Really Sell a Hundred Million Copies?". The New Yorker. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  19. ^ a b http://tsort.info/music/faq_album_sales.htm
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts > Accreditations > 2008 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  21. ^ Q & A Axl Rose, billboard.com
  22. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2015 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Guns N' Roses > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  24. ^ "Guns N' Roses > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Macrovision. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  25. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Guns N' Roses / Single" (in German). musicline.de PhonoNet. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  26. ^ "Dutch Top 40 > Guns N' Roses" (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  27. ^ "New Zealand Charts > Guns N' Roses". charts.org.nz Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  28. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Guns N' Roses – November Rain". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  29. ^ "RIAJ > The Record > June 1995 > Page 5 > Certified Awards (April 1995)" (PDF). Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  30. ^ "Guns N' Roses: Welcome to the Videos (1998) (V) – Full cast and crew". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  31. ^ "Guns 'n' Roses". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 

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