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.

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.

Plain and simple he is the only consistent member of Guns N' Roses and the best frontman ever. Yes Axl is great at what he does and slash is great at what he does but together they are phenomenal...but there is no Guns N' Roses with Axl Rose as the frontman. I've been to five concerts and you can't take your eyes off Axl you never know what he will do or it and love him!

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!

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

Real talent of the band. Everything Axl is he owes to Izzy. Best partner Slash could ever have and the humblest yet the best song composer. He was the one that defined the style of the band and didn't just became an Ahole but elegantly leave when it was time. (You might want to check the lyrics of "14 years" as he wrote that song about Axl before leaving the band).

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.

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.

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.

6 Dizzy Reed
7 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.

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!

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

Its her. that amazing voice you hear in the background. Specially in live concerts

13 Frank Ferrer
14 Robin Finck
15 Gilby Clarke

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

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