Here is a list of 6 fun facts you may already know about the original members of the legendary rock n’ rollers, Guns N’ Roses.


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Witching hour?

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1) Slash got his nickname from a family friend because he was always in a hurry.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA. FEBRUARY 16, 2013. Guns N’ Roses ex-guitarist Saul Hudson, better known by his nickname Slash, gives a concert at Arena Moscow club. (Photo ITAR-TASS/ Sergei Fadeichev)


2) Before taking up guitar, Slash was mainly interested in BMX riding and competed at a professional level


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Boss level ????

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3) “Axl Rose” is an anagram of “Oral Sex.”

Axl Rose, lead vocalist of Guns N’ Roses performs during their concert in Bangalore, India, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)


4) Duff McKagan took economics classes to better understand his residuals, and he became an expert on the subject, which lead him to getting his own column for in 2009

Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses attends the 6th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia on April 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)


5) Before he joined Guns ‘N Roses, Axl Rose was so hard up for cash that he joined a UCLA medical study where he was paid $8 an hour to smoke cigarettes.

6) According to information put together by, Axl Rose has a greater vocal range than known song bird Mariah Carey.


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There’s only one F’n way to play a piano

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