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
1 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.

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.

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.

Slash Rocks he made some of the most iconic solos of all time, he is awesome if only he was with Guns N' Roses for longer but still even with or without GN'R he is still an awesome Guitarist!

2 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.

Honestly, Duff is my favourite, but without Axl, there would be no Guns N' Roses and we probably wouldn't know of SLASH, Duff, Steven, Matt, and Izzy if it weren't for Guns N' Roses and Axl Rose

I'm glad Slash isn't #1. Sure Slash is one of the best guitarists of all time but Axl is one of the best singers of all time! Without Axl there is no GN'R. Axl made GN'R famous and wrote the songs. Slash is way too overrated. You guys need to stop giving Axl so much hate. Sure he made the band break up and he's an ass sometimes, but he has such an amazing voice and he puts so much effort into his songs!

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!

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.

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

Izzy wrote most of the lyrics for the album Guns fame mostly leans on. Appetite of course. After izzy left they never produced another album like the debut. His influence leaked into the Use Your Illusion1.. now I love almost everything "Axl and crew" have put out since. Since Izzy's departure, Guns music has been on the decline.

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 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.

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

4 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?

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 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.

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)

5 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!

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.

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

6 Buckethead Brian 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!

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

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.

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

7 Dizzy Reed
8 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

9 DJ Ashba
10 Richard Fortus

Everyone like Slash, but Slash is just an icon, not even close to Richard Fortus and his skills.

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
11 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.

12 Tracii Guns
13 Frank Ferrer
14 Gilby Clarke

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

15 Robin Finck
16 Josh Freese
17 Melissa Reese
18 Bryan Mantia
19 Ole Beich
20 Paul Tobias
21 Rob Gardner
22 Chris Pitman
23 Tommy Stinson
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