Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band formed in 1985 out of Los Angeles, Calif. Some of its best-known hits include "Sweet Child O' Mine," "November Rain" and "Patience." As of 2014, Guns N' Roses has released six studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums, two extended plays, six video albums, one video single, 24 singles and 19 music videos.
Guns N' Roses' debut album, "Appetite for Destruction," has sold in excess of 28 million copies worldwide, including 18 million copies in the United States. It holds the title for the best-selling debut album of all time in the U.S. The success of "Sweet Child O' Mine" helped "Appetite for Destruction" reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
In 2012, Guns N' Roses band members Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, Axl Rose, Slash, Matt Sorum and Izzy Stradlin were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the first year of their eligibility.
The group coined its name by combining the names of the bands Hollywood Rose and L.A. Guns. Singer Axl Rose and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin were originally members of Hollywood Rose; lead guitarist Tracii Guns, bassist Ole Beich and drummer Rob Gardner were members of L.A. Guns.