📌When Was Guns N' Roses Formed? Dec 12, 2016 11:10:01 GMT -8 via mobile
Post by Mojo on Dec 12, 2016 11:10:01 GMT -8
📌When Was Guns N' Roses Formed?
1985- The Original Founding Members were Axl, Izzy, Rob Gardner, Ole Beich and Tracii guns.
🔺March 26th, 1985 - A flyer for a show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles says "L.A Guns and Hollywood Rose presents the band Guns N' Roses". The band's line-up is: Axl Rose (vocals), Izzy Stradlin (guitar), Tracii Guns (guitar), Ole Beich (bass) and Rob Gardner (drums).
The band calls themselves Guns N' Roses (they rejected the names Heads Of Amazon and AIDS).
🔺April 24th, 1985 - The flyer for GN'R show at the Troubadour in Hollywood, CA says Forget The Bullshit Here's Guns N' Roses. The line-up of GN'R looked like this: Axl Rose (vocals), Izzy Stradlin (guitar), Tracii Guns (guitar), Ole Beich (bass) and Rob Gardner (drums).
🔺April 25th, 1985 - Show at the Dancing Waters in San Pedro, CA.
🔺April 27th, 1985 - GN'R plays a show at the Timbers Club in Glendora, CA.
🔺May 31st, 1985 - Black Sheep, with Slash on guitar, plays at the Country Club in Los Angeles, CA.
June 6th, 1985 - The GN'R lineup of:
W. Axl Rose (vocals)
Slash (lead guitars)
Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitar)
Duff McKagan (bass)
Steven Adler (drums)
plays at the Troubadour in Hollywood, CA."A Rock N Roll Bash Where Everyones Smashed"
Duff had some connections in Seattle and booked gigs for the band. Tracii was replaced by Slash since he didn't show up for rehearsal.
Guns N' Roses played LA clubs like the Whiskey A Go-Go, the Roxy, the Water Club, the Troubadour and Scream. The sets used to begin with an intro tape of "What's That Noise" by the Stormtroopers Of Death. GN'R played early versions of original songs like "Welcome To The Jungle", "Reckless Life", "It's So Easy" and "Don't Cry". By the end of 1985 the band had already written fourteen original songs.
The band had to play covers to keep the club audiences happy. They played songs by Aerosmith ("Mama Kin"), Elvis Presley ("Heartbreak Hotel") and The Rolling Stones ("Jumping Jack Flash").