Rock On: 30 Amazing Facts About the World’s Greatest Bands – Part 1

26Duff McKagan

Duff McKagan

In 1994, Guns N' Roses Bassist Duff McKagan bought $100,000 in stock in Microsoft, Amazon, and Starbucks.

27. Axl Rose once postponed a Guns N’ Roses show because he was watching TMNT 2: Secret of the Ooze.

28. In 1984, Steven Tyler heard an old Aerosmith song on the radio and didn't recognize it due to memory loss from years of drug use. He suggested to the band that they record a cover version. Joe Perry told him "It's us, fu*khead."

29. Guns N' Roses hit song Sweet Child o' Mine came under controversy in 2015 when a very similar sounding track by a lesser known Australian rock band was discovered to have been released 6 years prior. Upon hearing the song, Guns N' Roses's bassist, Duff McKagan, called the similarities "stunning."

30. David Bowie had an affair with the mother of Guns N' Roses guitarist, Slash.