FUN FACTS ABOUT GUNS N' ROSES
1. November Rain video reportedly cost over $1.5 million. $8,000 of that apparently went to Stephanie Seymour's custom-made coffin.
2. Illusion tour lasted 190+ dates stretching over three calendar years, making about $57 million and at least two riots.
3. In his autobiography, guitarist Slash remembers the early "Illusion" sessions as the first time GNR began to seem like a job.
4. The band was formed by Axl Rose’s band, Hollywood Rose, and Tracii Guns’s band, L.A. Guns. The Name Guns N’ Roses was formed by combining the two names.
5. Original GNR group was vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adl
6. In order to earn cash, Axl and Izzy Stradlin smoked cigarettes for a research study for the University of California and LA. This was at the beginning of their music career.
7. Sweet Child O' Mine was written in 5 minutes.
8. Slash refuses to allow the band’s music on the TV show Glee because he thinks the show is horrible.
9. It took Axl Rose and Duff McKagan thirteen years to speak again after the split of Guns N’ Roses. It was a chance meeting at a hotel in London that rekindled their friendship.
10. Total Album Sales are estimation at 90 Million worldwide, including 39 million in the US alone.