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Test Your Knowledge: Guns N' Roses
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Guns N' Roses rocked and rolled their way into music history and managed to self-destruct along the way. How much do you know about this iconic band?

What year was Guns N' Roses officially formed?

  • 1983
  • 1988
  • 1985

Which major label signed the band to their first record deal?

  • Def Jam Records
  • Geffen Records
  • EMI Records

"The Spaghetti Incident" featured a cover song by which famous criminal?

  • Dennis Rader
  • Charles Manson
  • Jeffery Dahmer

As the band deteriorated their live performances became largely known for what?

  • Tardiness
  • Fireworks
  • On-stage drug use

Ozzy Osbourne said that if GNR had stayed together they could've been the next incarnation of what band?

  • The Rolling Stones
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Aerosmith

How many copies of "Appetite for Destruction" have been sold worldwide?

  • 40 million
  • 50 million
  • 30 million

Which two of the band's members have one of the most famous feuds in rock history?

  • Rose and Stradlin
  • Rose and Slash
  • Rose and McKagan

Which band member was most famous for his self-destructive drug abuse?

  • Duff McKagan
  • Izzy Stradlin
  • Steven Adler

In 1997, Slash was replaced by guitarist Robin Finck, who toured with what band?

  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Slipknot
  • Rage Against the Machine

"Chinese Democracy" is the most expensive album ever produced. How much did it cost to make?

  • $14 million
  • $ 9 million
  • $12 million

During the worldwide Use Your Illusion tour, the band played how many shows?

  • 194
  • 202
  • 186

As the band's lineup continually changed, it wound up with a guitarist best known for what?

  • wearing a bucket on his head
  • biting the heads off of bats
  • spraying the audience with fake blood

Other than Axl Rose, which member has been with the band the longest?

  • Frank Ferrer
  • Chris Pitman
  • Dizzy Reed

What sort of animals does Slash enjoy collecting?

  • dogs
  • reptiles
  • birds

Duff McKagan finally stopped drinking after what bodily malfunction?

  • His pancreas exploded
  • His heart stopped
  • His liver quit working

Axl relied heavily on which professional when making decisions about the band?

  • accountant
  • therapist
  • psychic

Before taking up guitar, Slash was obsessed with what activity?

  • Surfing
  • BMX biking
  • Running

The "Use Your Illusion" records were released as double albums. How many total songs did they feature?

  • 27
  • 30
  • 25

In what city did the band play their first shows?

  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles
  • Seattle

The video for "Estranged" was one of the most expensive in history and cost how much, after adjusting for inflation?

  • $8.5 million
  • $6.5 million
  • $4.5 million

Which song caused an uproad because of its homophobic and racist elements?

  • "One in a Million"
  • "Patience"
  • "You Ain't the First"

Which song was the band's first and only number one song on the Billboard charts?

  • "Sweet Child O' Mine"
  • "November Rain"
  • "Welcome to the Jungle"

This song was the theme of "Terminator 2: Judgement Day"

  • "Don't Cry"
  • "Civil War"
  • "You Could Be Mine"

What was Axl Rose's first idea for cover art on "Appetite for Destruction"?

  • A bloody car wreck
  • The explosion of the space shuttle
  • A violent war scene from a Middle East war

The band attempted to replace Adler due to drug problems, but his proposed alternate was too drugged up to appear for his chance. Who was it?

  • Gilby Clarke
  • Richard Fortus
  • Dave Navarro

Which song was cut by roughly 90 seconds to make it more palatable for radio and TV stations?

  • "Sweet Child O' Mine"
  • "Paradise City"
  • "November Rain"

"Mr. Brownstone" is a song about what?

  • Rose's ex-girlfriend
  • Heroin addiction
  • Slash's Brooklyn apartment

Adler claimed that the band attempted to convince him to leave by paying him how much?

  • $2000
  • $20000
  • $200000

During recording for "Appetite for Destruction," Rose insisted on doing what?

  • Recording his lines one at a time
  • Being completely intoxicated
  • Having his girlfriend sit on his lap

Which artist was one of the forming members of the band?

  • Tracii Guns
  • Richard Roses
  • Dizzy Reed