If any rock fan was asked to list the most famous and influential bands of rock history, there is no doubt that Guns N’ Roses would be one of the first to come to mind. With their progressive music, backstage antics, crazy lifestyle, and memorable logo (which you can see everyone wearing nowadays), the band has survived time and is still one of the most prominent figures of the rock scene.
As you know, the legendary hard rock band was formed in 1985 in Los Angeles California by then Hollywood Rose vocalist Axl Rose and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, and L.A. Guns founding members guitarist Tracii Guns, drummer Rob Gardner and bassist Ole Beich. The band’s line-up started changing early on as Guns was replaced by a former Hollywood Rose member Slash, Beich was fired and replaced by Duff McKagan, and Gardner was replaced by Steven Adler.
Being such a prominent figure in the ’80s rock scene was sure fun, especially bearing in mind that the band members could easily disregard the negative comments they received by either walking away from the people expressing them or putting down the magazine that was discussing them. However, in the 21st century, you can hardly ignore what’s going viral, which brings us to some of the best memes created for GNR, some of which are a little mean.
5. Axl Rose Gained Weight Memes
So, let’s start off with the mean ones. As you know, Axl Rose was considered to be one of the hottest and sexiest frontmen of the rock scene. However, just like every human being, Axl also changed through the years and he’s not the same as he was in the past. Even though the fact that he aged wasn’t that funny to many, the weight that he gained led to some cruel jokes.
One of the fan favorites is without a doubt the one which has a photo of the new Axl and the lyrics of ‘Paradise City‘ changed to reflect his newfound love for food, such as the one above. ‘Take me down to bakery city where the pies have cream and the cakes are tasty‘ was another one that fans loved, and apparently, there are dozens more.
4. Axl Rose Is Always Late Memes
One of the things that the legendary frontman is highly famous about, aside from his nearly six-octave vocal range, is his habit of getting on stage quite late. This was not something that he did only in the ’80s but he continued being at least an hour late on stage at the beginning of the 2010s.
In fact, a decade ago, the band had to get off the stage at the O2 after just 20 minutes of performing because fans wouldn’t stop throwing plastic glasses and bottles containing unknown substances to the members, as they went on stage an hour later than they were supposed to. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise there is a meme like the one above.
3. Guns N’ Roses Reunion Tour Ticket Price Memes
If there’s one thing for sure, it’s that Guns N’ Roses can still pack a whole stadium even if Axl Rose is always late. However, the fact that the band members took advantage of their popularity to increase the ticket prices of their reunion tour definitely angered a big number of fans.
One of the most appreciated memes by GN’R fans was definitely the ones making fun of the ticket prices. Bearing in mind the fact that you sometimes don’t even get to watch the band for the price that you paid sure explains why some fans might have been salty about it.
2. Where Has Izzy Stradlin Been For 27 Years Memes
Izzy Stradlin was Guns N’ Roses’ co-founder and rhythm guitarist and he remained in the band until 1991. He explained the reason why he left by saying that after he got sober, he realized what a dirty rock and roll lifestyle GN’R was leading and just decided that it didn’t suit him anymore.
It has been over 30 years since Izzy Stradlin left the band and although he pursued a solo career and worked within bands, he was often remembered for his tenure with Guns N’ Roses. Thus, it shouldn’t be surprising that he’s one of the subjects of GN’R memes.
1. Slash Memes
If there’s one thing that attracts a lot of attention aside from Slash’s amazing guitar playing is his name. While there are series of jokes made about the rockstar’s name, there are some that are truly bad.
The joke created from Slash’s stage name often has to do with the punctuation mark bearing the same name. Thus, Slash’s photo is sometimes used as a joke to fill in for the punctuation mark. However, the worst one we’ve come across is the one we’ve attached above which we’re sure made you roll your eyes.