Best Members of Guns N' Roses

From the very original members to the current members or GN'R and everyone in between, who is the best?

The Top Ten

Slash Saul 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 was the MOST SUCCESSFUL member after the split! Not sure what the others voting for Axl are smoking but Slash made several songs with other stars, including Michael Jackson and if you'd seen them in concert, you'd understand that without Slash, Guns N Roses wouldn't have gone anywhere..Just saw them in concert..he made the show.

I think that slash and axl both deserve top spot because axl has an exceptional voice and is amazing at writing lyrics, they're always so deep.
Slash deserves top spot because he is the best guitar player ever, and no one matches his talent.
The original Guns N Roses line up was the best.
Guns N Roses Rock!

To me M.R, Saul Hudson aka SLASH is the best guitar player when he done the solo for November rain it sent chills down my spine he also has played some great music with other bands too this man for sure knows how to make love to that guitar so it sounds beautiful just like him

Heavily inspired my guitar playing with his up beat, fast, and powerful riffs. Axl used to be talented and once possibly deserved first place, but there is no doubt that he has lost that after years of destroying his voice.

Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

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!

People what are doing voting to slash, a singer is the main in a band guys singing is more important than guitar if professionals like steve vai john petrucci or yngwie play their singles people will just be looking at them and what they play in guitar but vocals guys see guns n roses and mettalica are famous because they have vocalists if you see the live ones of guns n roses live 1992 the people are all crazy and running everywhere a lot in metal they die without waiting for their albums if you see steve vai or joe satriani they ll be playing the guitar and the audience will just keep their hands down and just be seeing with no reactin hence the vocals the main guys and axl is such an awesome singer with a lot of energy my favourite singer sweet child of mine paradise cty welcome to the jun... november... guys please vote for him he is keeping up the job since 1985 and awesome

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.

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

I love Izzy so much! He's the secret weapon of the band and (unless you include Chinese Democracy) has better solo work than Slash or Duff. His songwriting within Guns N' Roses was also exceptional, and he did a lot more on the songwriting side than Slash did.

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.

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

Possibly one of the greatest rhythm guitarist who ever lived! Put him and Slash together and you have an amazing guitar part.

Duff McKagan Michael 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?

Duff is good at everything...he plays drums, bass, guitar, and sings. He also writes (I LOVE "So Fine"). He's also a nice guy (guess he balanced Axl then), intelligent, and very hot! Also, he was a major orchestrator of the reunion tour.

One of the greatest pick bassists to have ever made music. A great, true inspiration to all. Wrote and played some of the most amazing bass lines ever (Sweet Child O Mine, etc).

Duff his so hot. His badass style can beat Slash or Axl. I mean, Axl has a terrible personality... and even though Slash is the LEAD guitarist, nobody can be hotter than Duff. B)

Steven Adler Steven 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!

His joyful spirit and AMAZING playing set him as one of the best rock n roll drummers to ever hold a drumstick. He was a great member of Guns N' Roses

Steven might not be that technical, but drums are more about feel that just technique.
He had a unique drumming style and great feel for sure.

I don't know a lot about drumming, but Steven Adler is definitely a better drummer than Matt Sorum. Matt is good but doesn't have the sleazzy style Steven has. Matt Sorum is boring in my opinion.

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

The only guitar player in this list who can easily won a duet vs slash so much pace, feeling and surprise effect in his guitar lines... Not to talk about the great composer... 50+ albums say everything

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!

I tried to say that Slash did a better job in Guns N' Roses, but Buckethead is better in shredding.

Amazing player, so much feeling and criativity, the man can play anything, any stiles, anywhere. Ever wondered wow CD would sound just with him and Fortus (whithout Finck's industrial Rock) it will be pure gold.

Ron 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

Dizzy Reed
DJ Ashba

He looks like a Slash sellout but MORE tattoos

Yeah,but look at him now!

Richard Fortus

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!

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

The Contenders

Matt Sorum

Matt Sorum is the best drummer that has ever been with Guns N' Roses, at least on a technical level. As much as I love Steven and what he brought to the band, the drumming patterns themselves were usually fairly simple. When Matt stepped in, not only was he able to capture that raw energy that Steven was known for, but was able to bring in much faster, intricate and complex patterns on the Illusions albums. Besides, anyone who's first gig with a band is Rock in Rio and crushes it deserves mad respect.

Tracii Guns

His last name is punned onto the band name

Frank Ferrer
Gilby Clarke

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

Robin Finck
Josh Freese

Multi talented across various genres

Melissa Reese
Bryan Mantia
Ole Beich

Ole Beich Rules! What a Bassist! What a Legacy!

Paul Tobias
Rob Gardner
Chris Pitman
Tommy Stinson
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