Guns N' Roses discography

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Guns N' Roses discography
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Guns N' Roses in 2017. From left to right, Keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, bassist Duff McKagan, vocalist Axl Rose, guitarist Slash, keyboardist Melissa Reese, and drummer Frank Ferrer
Studio albums 6
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
Video albums 7
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 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, eighteen singles, twenty four music videos and one video single. Guns N' Roses signed a deal with Geffen Records in 1986, after the independently released EP Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide a year before. Its debut studio album Appetite for Destruction was released in 1987, reached the top of the Billboard 200 and sold 18 million units in the United States and approximately 33 million units worldwide.[1]

The next album, G N' R Lies, included the four Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide tracks on one side and four acoustic songs on the other. In 1990, Guns N' Roses returned to the studio and recorded a double album. Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II were released simultaneously in 1991 and debuted on the two highest spots on the Billboard 200 with II leading the chart. In 1993, the band released "The Spaghetti Incident?", an album of punk rock covers. Following that, internal conflicts within the band led to most of the band members being fired or leaving, with Axl Rose and Dizzy Reed remaining the sole members from Use Your Illusion era. The sixth studio album, Chinese Democracy was released in 2008 after several delays and multiple band lineups. Guns N' Roses has sold 27.6 million albums in the United States since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991, making them the thirteenth biggest seller among rock groups.[2]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title 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]
Appetite For Destruction
  • Released: July 21, 1987
  • Label: Geffen (#24148)
  • Formats: LP, CC, CD
1 7 3 3 16 11 3 32 7 5 30,800,000[18]
G N' R Lies
  • Released: November 29, 1988
  • Label: Geffen (#24198)
  • Formats: LP, CC, CD
2 18 10 13 37 12 7 15 22
Use Your Illusion I
  • Released: September 17, 1991
  • Label: Geffen (#24415)
  • Formats: 2xLP, CC, CD
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]
16,200,000[19]
Use Your Illusion II
  • Released: September 17, 1991
  • Label: Geffen (#24420)
  • Formats: 2xLP, CC, CD
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]
14,800,000[19]
"The Spaghetti Incident?"
  • Released: November 23, 1993
  • Label: Geffen (#24617)
  • Formats: LP, CC, CD
4 1 4 3 5 4 2 3 2
Chinese Democracy
  • Released: November 23, 2008
  • Label: Geffen (#0602517906075)
  • Formats: 2xLP, CD, 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]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
IRE
[8]
NL
[9]
SWE
[10]
UK
[12]
Live Era '87–'93
  • Released: November 23, 1999
  • Label: Geffen (#490514)
  • Formats: 4xLP, 2xCC, 2xCD
45 57 29 25 53 49 16 49 45

Compilation albums[edit]

Title 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]
Use Your Illusion
  • Released: August 25, 1998
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: CC, CD
Greatest Hits
  • Released: March 23, 2004
  • Label: Geffen (9862108)
  • Format: CC, CD, DL
3 5
[22]
1 2 4 1 3 2 2 1
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not released

Extended plays[edit]

Title Extended play details Notes
Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide
  • Released: December 16, 1986
  • Label: UZI Suicide (USR-001)
  • Format: 12", CC
  • US only release
  • 10,000 copies only
Guns N' Roses (Live from the Jungle)
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Geffen (25XD-977)
  • Formats: 12", CC, CD
  • Japan only release
  • Includes B-side tracks from It's So Easy/Mr. Brownstone and Welcome To The Jungle 12" singles
The "Civil War" EP
  • Released: May 24, 1993
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: CD
  • UK only release
  • Numbered Edition
  • 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
[25]
US
Main

[26]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
GER
[27]
IRE
[8]
NL
[28]
NZ
[29]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
1987 "It's So Easy/Mr. Brownstone" 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 2 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]

Title Video details
Use Your Illusion World Tour - 1992 in Tokyo I
  • Released: December 8, 1992 (1992-12-08), October 27, 2003 (DVD)
  • Label: Geffen (GEFV 39521)
  • Format: LD, VHS, DVD
Use Your Illusion World Tour - 1992 in Tokyo II
  • Released: December 8, 1992 (1992-12-08), October 27, 2003 (DVD)
  • Label: Geffen (GEFV 39522)
  • Format: LD, VHS, DVD
Don't Cry - Makin' F@*!ing Videos Part I
  • Released: June 1993
  • Label: Geffen (GEFV 39523)
  • Format: LD, VHS
November Rain - Makin' F@*!ing Videos Part II
  • Released: June 1993
  • Label: Geffen (GEFV 39524)
  • Format: LD, VHS
The Making of Estranged - Part IV of the Trilogy!!!
  • Released: April 1994
  • Label: Geffen (GEFV 39545)
  • Format: LD, VHS
Welcome to the Videos
  • Released: October 27, 1998, October 27, 2003 (DVD)
  • Label: Geffen (GEFV 39557)
  • Format: VHS, VCD, DVD
Appetite for Democracy 3D
  • Released: July 1, 2014
  • Label: Interscope/Universal
  • Format: DVD, BD, CD

Video single[edit]

Title Video details
Garden Of Eden
  • Released: May 24, 1993 (1993-05-24)
  • Label: Geffen (GEFVS 40)
  • Format: VHS

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)[32][33]
1987 "Welcome to the Jungle" Nigel Dick
1988 "Sweet Child o' Mine"
"Sweet Child o' Mine" (alternate)
"Paradise City"
1989 "Patience"
"It's So Easy" (unreleased)
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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  2. ^ Trust, Gary (September 18, 2016). "Ask Billboard: Rihanna's (Quirky) Record in the Hot 100's Top 10 With 'Needed Me'". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
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