What Ever Happened To Ex-Members Of Guns N’ Roses

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Since its inception in 1985, Guns N ‘Roses has existed. As a group that has shaken the faces of the world for three and a half decades might assume, there have been some changes over the years. In fact, at the moment, the only constant member of the group has been singer Axl Rose. All other positions in the group have been revolving doors for new faces, returnees and short visitors, to the point of being an active lineup in early 2020, to the point where there have been 16 people (plus several members of the tour). A part of the Guns N ‘Roses story. Some of them might be very popular, some of you might get to know them from very different circles, and some of you might hear them for the first time.


In an interview with Ultimate Guitar, Tracii Guns’ one the first members, stated that Gardner was the first drummer for Guns N ‘Roses, but that the star train was quickly disbanded when love intervened. According to Gunson, Gardner’s girlfriend didn’t care much about being in the band, so she was forced to leave the group at first. Unfortunately, he left later and Gardner has found no turning back, although Guns has since stated that he was an “excellent drummer.”


Hard rock fans are probably quite familiar with Tracii Guns. As Allmusic has told us, he was the guitarist for Guns N ’Roses and Ultimate Classic Rock has stated that there is also“ Guns ”on behalf of the band – with“ Roses ”being Axl Rose, of course. Guns was originally a member of the LA Guns band, joining the Hollywood Rose band to become Guns N ’Roses. The Guns went away in less than two months, and the LA Guns had a second life. AL.com warns that since 2019, Guns has spent three and a half decades as a musician with less than 12 studio albums with his hard-rocking success and LA Guns. Apart from that, Guns has worked with several notable artists including Motörhead, Johnny Thunders, Poison, and WASP.

Since Guns was so successful in itself, Guns N ’Roses wasn’t exactly stabbed in the heart by the departure of the highly talented guitarist. After all, they were soon replaced by the guitarist known as Slash.


Of all the original members of the band Guns N ‘Roses, Danish bassist Ole Beich cuts perhaps the most tragic (and certainly the darkest) image. According to Ultimate Guitar, the former member of GN’R’s Tracii Guns describes his old bandmate as a guy who already played with Mercyful Fate and (probably) King Diamond. That said, Beich was soon frustrated with the glam-colored direction of hard rock Guns N ’Roses, and he was the first to leave the band, but he was far from the end.

According to Gunsen, Beich was a decade older than himself, and a nice, helpful guy who was pretty serious but had a wonderful sense of humor. Unfortunately, Beich led a rather tragic life. He struggled with depression, and eventually experienced a tragic end when he drowned in his hometown in Denmark in the 1990s.


Slash noted that his former teammate was tired of the tour and left the rest of the band hanging. Meanwhile, Stradlin says he felt disappointed by the calm demeanor of his teammates and, above all, the “growing tyranny” of his old friend Axl Rose. Whatever his real reasons, the rhythm guitarist has remained a semi-elusive figure ever since. According to Blabbermouth, Stradlin was the only band after his GN’R tenure to be a short-lived band, Izzy Stradlin & The Ju Ju Hounds, and then released 10 solo albums (the last of which was released in 2010). Recently, negotiations to join the “classic” lineup of Guns N ’Roses continue to fall apart. Rose has also noticed that Stradlin is a tough guy to negotiate with.



As the BBC tells us, drummer Steven Adler joined Guns N ‘Roses at the time of their “unfortunate” 1985 involved in a broken van and a stunt-hiking tour. While the group was successful, however, it created a cocaine and heroin addiction and began to have problems with its play. To do so, they were finally released in 1990 – even though the band Adler himself has defended deliberately made a song he didn’t rehearse with them to make him look like a “poorly equipped and bad drummer” and for a reason. throw it away.

Adler was not very happy with the decision and filed a lawsuit against the group in 1991 – winning a $ 2.25 million settlement for each GNR Central. According to Loudwire, Adler has made harsh comments about his release in 2019. However, he has remained a friend of Slash, and has taken to the stage with the band to perform a few concerts in 2016. Apart from that, Loudwire told us to make moves with his band, Adler’s Appetite, which is basically … with a cover band Guns N ’Roses.


Over the years, Guns N ’Roses has spent enough drumming to make Spinal Tap proud. Matt Sorum sat behind the drum after the release of Steven Adler, and according to Blabbermouth and Alternative Nation, he was finally shown the door in 1997 by Axl Rose. However, Sorum did not begin to rest on his laurels. He has played with Velvet Revolver, The Cult and Hollywood Vampires and Loudwire has been working with Black Sabbath Geezer Butler since 2019 on a project called Deadland Ritual. As Forbes tells us, in 2018 he also created a platform called “crypto-based” concert hosting-Arbit.

Aside from his various adventures and successes, Blabbermouth reports that Sorum has seen even the darkest side of life, and from 2020 onwards he will tell the world all this about the double Talkin in ‘Jive, his autobiography.’ .


Gilby Clarke’s Guns N ’Roses season was a roller coaster, to say the least. As Ultimate Classic Rock tells us, he took the place of guitarist Izzy Stradlin in 1991 after leaving the member’s band. In 1994, he found out that he was no longer a part of the group in a peculiar way: First, because his wages had ceased coming and Slash notified him that Axl Rose no longer wanted him to join the group. Then the bar made sure Clarke was still in the band – but the paychecks would never return, so Clarke took the advice.

Despite his strange way of being fired, Clark says he has no desire to do so. He has collaborated with Slash on Slash’s Snakepit project, and Blabbermouth has revealed that he has recently kept busy with his solo career. In February 2020, he released a solo single called “Rock n’ Roll Is Getting Louder ”and has been working on his first solo album for more than 15 years, called The Gospel Truth.


Rhythmic guitarist Paul “Huge” Tobias replaced Gilby Clarke in the movie Guns N ’Roses, which told us that the Ultimate Rock classic had big implications for the band. Slash was not pleased with the insistence Axl Rose brought with Tobias, and opinions about the new man’s abilities were, to put it diplomatically, less than enthusiastic. This discussion was important when Slash left GN’R in 1996.

Blabbermouth suggests that “Huge” and Rose were childhood friends, which may have been a factor that led the singer to insist on bringing in despite Slash’s protests. Unfortunately for Tobias, even the old association could not become a constant stay in the group, and in 2002 Richard Fortus was a member of the GN’R team to replace him. After Tobias’ departure, there have been few mentions of him. In November 2018, GN’R Central reported that an old song by its other band Mank Rage had been “leaked” on the network.


Rolling Stone reported that Robin Finck played guitar in Guns N ‘Roses from 1997 to 1999. Axl Rose, Paul Huge, Dizzy Reed, Josh Freese and Tommy Stinson were in a special “recording” lineup. it was a short time spent with the band, a spokesman for their label said he had recorded “various album material” with them. In fact, Ultimate Guitar told us that he was “one of the main contributors” to the 2008 Chinese Democracy.

As the NME tells us, Finck later responded to the band, only to be left again with his 2008 release which also came as a shock to something like Guns N ‘Roses, even though Guitar FX Depot notes that he had a pretty decent reason to leave Rose troops behind. See, Finck is a guitarist in a small band called Nine Inch Nails that was about to start a tour. As of September 2019, it still maintains a six-string fort for Trent Reznor.


For some people playing with Guns N ’Roses is the main moment in their lives. It was Tuesday for Josh Freese. As the ‘Drums’ Journal tells us, Freese noted in the session that a drummer and a two-year contract were GN’R from 1998 to 2000, but he chose not to renew because the band was pretty much buried in the abyss in the studio at the time.

Rather than providing his professional career to Axl Rose, he chose to work with Freese … well, with almost everyone. He has been an outstanding part of the band A Perfect Circle, and at several times in his career has played drums with Queens of The Stone Age, Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, The Replacements, Chris Cornell, Avril Lavigne, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Michael Bublé. and Miley Cyrus … among others. Modern Drummer mentions that he has toured with Sting several times around his waist, and continues as a member of The Vandals with the punk band. Oh, and just in case the heat didn’t distract you, he’s also a longtime member of Devo. Axl who?


Blabbermouth reported that Tommy Stinson held the position of bassist at Guns N ’Roses from 1998 to 2014 when he left the band half-accidentally because his marriage failed and forced him to turn his back on home life. However, he says that the time spent in the team is not particularly wasted. Although he got along well with the people involved, he says he is happy to move forward.

Stinson has had a fair share of his rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, even without a full GN’R concert. Arguably best known for his long run with alt-rock icons The Replacements, where he tells us that Rolling Stone played from the age of 11 onwards. Since moving forward with that group as well, he has revived Bash and his old team. Pop. Oh, and according to Ultimate Classic Rock, he was also in Soul Asylum from 2005 to 2012.


As Loudwire tells us, Chris Pitman joined Guns N ‘Roses as a singer, second keyboardist, and second player as in 1998, however, he dropped the band (read: Axl Rose) over the money. By 2012, Rose allegedly owed Pitman about $ 125,000 for a year of work, and when Rose failed to pay on time, Pitman took her to court for $ 163,000. They finally got the deal in 2016, although TMZ reported that the money Pitman actually received was much less than what he was looking for.

Even though Pitman was scheduled to join the tour in 2016, Duff McKagan and members of the classic Slash era starred, and his current member Melissa Reese eventually took her place. This may or may not have anything to do with the very different acid and public mentions of the aforementioned tour about “catching money” and “reuniting the elderly”.


Buckethead, a great guitarist who wears a mask and a KFC bowler hat on stage, spent four years as a member of Guns N ‘Roses, but Rolling Stone told us he left his own in 2004 (Blabbermouth said maybe that he had) related to his frustration with the band’s “inability to complete an album.”) Disguised guitars have had some pretty tough times since. In 2017, a man with the real name Brian Carroll offered an interview with a surprisingly honest character for the Coming Alive podcast (via Spin). He revealed that he had passed a roller coaster of great difficulty, a situation that could have caused the death of his parents, a malignant back injury and a heartbeat outside the rhythm.

Luckily, the Rolling Stones have revealed that after seeing the latest music release, Buckethead seems to be roughly back, seeing that he is collaborating with his music hero, the legendary funk bass player Bootsy Collins. In October 2019, the manic funk-metal cover of the movie “Monster Mash” was released.


Drummer Bryan “Brain” Mantia is one of those who has played with almost everyone. According to Drummer World, he often works with cult figures like Tom Waits, Primus, Godflesh, Praxis and the aforementioned Buckethead. However, his acclaim was also a six-year career with Guns N ’Roses: according to Blabbermouth, Axl Rose invited the band’s drummer in 2000 and played with them until 2006.

Although he is known for his dominance with GN’R, it was not characterized in any way. A drummer and “debutant drummer in contemporary music,” he is an advanced fan of music (and music theory), has released instructional DVDs, and has written Drum Columns. Magazine. Oh, and you’ve almost certainly heard of his work, even if you’ve never heard of an artist who plays it. She is a member of Brain and Melissa, a musical duo dedicated to a wide range of music from all walks of life. The duo has also contributed soundtracks to the B movie, music from original NFL and MLB games, various high-profile commercials, and video games, such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4, Cyberpunk 2077. “Brain” is the sound world of the Mantle, the rest of us live in it.



As Blabbermouth tells us, guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal first joined Guns N ’Roses in 2006, and although he says he doesn’t want to talk about the negatives of the work, he found it hard to get into the band and gain even more respect. It must have been a “violent one” in the beginning. He remained on the team until 2014, and although Louder hinted that his departure would never be officially announced, he said the decision to leave was very difficult and was at least somewhat driven by the knowledge that they were some of the most popular teammates. organizing a reunion.

After leaving GN’R behind, Thal’s official website reveals that in his solo work, he runs music camps and plays in a super band called Sons of Apollo. Interestingly, it also has a line of award-winning condiments. Chowhound, a hot sauce, places ginger-ginseng-caffeine sauce among the world’s spiciest.


DJ Ashba joined Guns N ’Roses in 2009 and, according to Billboard, left his term with the band in 2015. He said he wants to contribute extra moments with his family and his other musical activities, but, as Loudwire told us, it’s worth seeing that the return of the band Slash was announced the same year is the reason why Ashba left.

For the more popular shredder who wears the cap fill the open GN’R lead guitar spot, Ashba has been pretty busy. He plays guitar on Mötley Crüe’s main man, Nikki Sixx’s Sixx: AM. In addition to his occasional television appearances and upcoming Pyromantic group, he owns a business called Ashba Media, “which specializes in themed design and stage manufacturing for the entertainment, hotel and hospitality industries and many other commercial clients.”