Best Members of Guns N' Roses

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From the very original members to the actual members in GN'R, who is the best?

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1SlashSaul Hudson, known professionally as Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Slash is so cool best guitarists with or without Guns n roses he still rocks. Maby in the future he will reunite with Axl Rose - Slashrocks

PHEW slash, axl, duff, steven and izzy are the best members of guns n roses. slash and izzy and duff and steven are hot as hell. don't know axl though. sorry to make girls angry. I am not gay

slash is the best... miss the old Guns n'roses. Now it's just roses withouth the Guns : Slash, Izzy, Duff, and Matt/Steven (where both awesome) so the real Guns 'n roses is death, only the name is left. R.I.P guns 'n roses

He is just awesome!

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2W. Axl Rose

O come on people. Without Slash the show was effected, without Axl there WAS NO SHOW! Its why Axl still fills stadiums today while Slash only plays before mediocre crowds. Axl has been most successful since the split, And is the only reason that Guns N' Roses albums have made history by being the only old album along with a whitney houston album, to outsell the new albums! Axl Rocks! He is God!

No one is a greater singer than Axl. Slash may have made most of the iconic solos of the band, but Axl was the true heart and soul of the band. He knew which songs would turn out to be good and would be successful on the music charts. That, along with vocal range truly defined the phenomenon that's Guns n' Roses

Axl Rose wrote the most beautiful songs for the band, not Slash. Don't confuse playing the guitar and flaunting masterful solos with the art of making emotionally powerful and great songs. A song is not just guitar. Rose gave a song everything that Slash could not give.

Young axl rose will always be the best. He is a rock God.

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3Izzy StradlinJeffrey Dean Isbell, better known by his stage name Izzy Stradlin, is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.

A lot of writing stuff comes from Izzy... When he left, the only record Guns N' Roses made was an album full of covers... Izzy, I think, was a big inspiration and great composer for the band.. He's so underrated

Izzy is just as good as a guitarist as Slash. My two favorite Guns N' Roses songs are My Michelle and Mr. Brownstone, Izzy wrote the music for My Michelle, also Slash and Izzy wrote the music and lyrics together for Mr. Brownstone. This has nothing to do with the music, but he is definitely the hottest member.

I think slash and izzy are fantastic guitarists. izzy and slash are hot as hell

Izzy is the coolest one in the band..

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4Duff McKaganMichael Andrew "Duff" McKagan is an American musician, singer, songwriter and author. He is best known for his twelve-year tenure as the bass guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. McKagan rejoined the band in 2016, following ...read more.

The glue that held these guys together. Without him, there would be no guns. He introduced the parties of axl and izzy to steven and slash! Also, his bass style was highly influential and badass. A funky pick player with some killer tone. Also, a great songwriter. "So Fine," anybody?

GO BASSISTS I respect anyone who plays bass. Such an underrated instrument...

The personification of "bad ass" guy!

My inspiration to play bass.

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5Steven AdlerSteven Adler is an American musician. He is best known as the former drummer and co-songwriter of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s.

Steven Adler made all the happiness in their music, his drumming are maybe not technically the best, but he is playing with so much power, love it m/

Look at him when they are playing at the ritz in 1988, he is the happiest man on stage ever!

Steven has rhythm and a certain "wow" that you just don't see in many other drummers, but the greats.

He was and still is GREAT, all you have to do is look at Live at the Ritz in 88. Simply amazing

He brought the bands energy when he left they were never as fast or fun

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6Ron Bumblefoot Thal

Very underrated Guitarist. Does a great job. I like the industiral sound he brought to guns nr oses and the solos in Chinese democracy album are insane but not as good as slash - BillGross97

7BucketheadBrian Patrick Carroll, known professionally as Buckethead, is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who has worked within many genres of music.

He is the best guitarist of all time, so best member yes. However I love Slash too, if he stayed for the Chinese Democracy album it would be pure hold, however it is still amazing as it is!

Crap, I forgot Buckethead and voted for Slash. I'm SO SORRY BUCKETHEAD!

Seriously surprised how no one has heard of this guy.

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8Dizzy Reed
9DJ Ashba

He looks like a Slash sellout but MORE tattoos

10Richard Fortus

Fortus doesn't play guitar, he makes love to it.

Richard Fortus is an amazing guitarist, no doubt about it. He's almost as good as Slash.

He looks so much like Stradlin! I couldn't tell the difference!

The Contenders

11Matt Sorum
12Tracii Guns
13Frank Ferrer
14Josh Freese

Multi talented across various genres

15Gilby Clarke

Come on gilby clarke is amazing I know he isn't best member but deserves to be top 10

16Robin Finck
17Paul Tobias
18Bryan Mantia
19Chris Pitman
20Tommy Stinson
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