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Guns N' Roses (sometimes abbreviated as G N' R or GnR) is an American hard rock band, formed in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, in 1985. The band has released six studio albums, three EPs, and one live album. The classic original lineup, as signed to Geffen records, consisted of lead vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler. Co-founder Axl Rose is the only current original member of Guns N' Roses.

They are often criticised for the slow release of albums.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications

(sales thresholds)

US

[3]

AUS

[4]

AUT

[5]

CAN

[6]

GER

[7]

IRE

[8]

NL

[9]

SWE

[10]

SWI

[11]

UK

[12]

1987 Appetite for Destruction
  • Released: July 21, 1987
  • Label: Geffen (#24148)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
1 7 3 3 16 11 5 32 7 5
1988 G N' R Lies
  • Released: November 29, 1988
  • Label: Geffen (#24198)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
2 18 10 13 37 14 7 15 22
  • US: 5× Platinum[13]
  • UK: Gold[14]
  • GER: Gold[15]
1991 Use Your Illusion I
  • Released: September 17, 1991
  • Label: Geffen (#24415)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
2 2 2 1 5 28 3 3 3 2
  • US: 7× Platinum[13]
  • UK: Platinum[14]
  • GER: 2× Platinum[15]
  • CAN: Diamond[18]
  • FIN: 3x Platinum [17]
Use Your Illusion II
  • Released: September 17, 1991
  • Label: Geffen (#24420)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
1 1 1 1 3 29 2 4 2 1
  • US: 7× Platinum[13]
  • UK: Platinum[14]
  • GER: 5× Gold[15]
  • CAN: 9× Platinum[18]
  • FIN: 3x Platinum [17]
1993 "The Spaghetti Incident?"
  • Released: November 23, 1993
  • Label: Geffen (#24617)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
4 1 4 3 5 4 2 3 2
  • US: Platinum[13]
  • UK: Gold[14]
  • GER: Gold[15]
  • CAN: 3× Platinum[16]
  • FIN: Platinum [17]
2008 Chinese Democracy
  • Released: November 23, 2008
  • Label: Geffen (#0602517906075)
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
3 3 3 1 2 3 4 4 1 2
  • US: Platinum[13]
  • GER: Gold[15]
  • CAN: 3× Platinum[16]
  • AUS: Platinum[19]
  • FIN: Platinum [17]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Live albumsEdit

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[6]
GER
[7]
IRE
[8]
NL
[9]
SWE
[10]
UK
[12]
1999 Live Era: '87–'93
  • Released: November 23, 1999
  • Label: Geffen (#490514)
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
45 29 25 53 49 16 49 45
  • US: Gold[13]
  • CAN: Platinum[16]

Compilation albumsEdit

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
CAN
[3]
GER
[7]
IRE
[8]
NL
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
UK
[12]
1998 Use Your Illusion
  • Released: August 25, 1998
  • Label: Geffen
  • Format: CD, LP, CS
2004 Greatest Hits
  • Released: March 23, 2004
  • Label: Geffen (9862108)
  • Format: CD, CS, DL
3 6 1 2 4 1 3 2 2 1
  • US: 5× Platinum[13]
  • UK: 3× Platinum[14]
  • GER: Platinum[15]
  • CAN: 5× Platinum[16]
  • AUS: 4× Platinum[20]
  • BRA: Gold
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not released

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