Who Was Mr. Brownstone? A GNR Quiz

Whenever I need a taste of musical hedonism blaring at soul-crushing volumes (often), I know exactly what album to pop on. How well do you know the band that helped define rock music in the 80s?

1 of 14
Axl Rose performed with several different bands prior to teaming up with the other four members who ultimately would comprise the official Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction lineup. Which of these bands was Axl NOT a member of in the early-80s?
Hollywood Rose
L.A. Guns
Emperor Rose
2 of 14
An unadvertised cover of a Charles Manson song appears on which of the following GNR albums (despite vehement protests from Axl's bandmates)?
The Spaghetti Incident
G N' R Lies
Use Your Illusion I
Appetite for Destruction
3 of 14
What was the name of the Blind Melon frontman who provided backing vocals on the Use Your Illusion albums?
Adam Duritz
Dave Pirner
Shannon Hoon
Chris Cornell
4 of 14
Which of these songs can be found on both Use Your Illusion albums?
"November Rain"
"Don't Cry"
"My World"
"Double Talkin' Jive"
5 of 14
Which Guns N' Roses music video was honored by a Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appearance?
"Get in the Ring"
"Paradise City"
"You Could Be Mine"
6 of 14
What Bob Dylan classic did the band cover on Use Your Illusion II?
"Masters of War"
"My Back Pages"
"Like a Rolling Stone"
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
7 of 14
What is the speculative title for the new-look Guns N' Roses album that his been in production for nearly a decade?
Chinese Emancipation
Chinese Democracy
Chinese Liberation
The Chinese Incident
8 of 14
Which of these early-90s "grunge" rockers did Axl allegedly challenge to a fight before a taping of a MTV Video Music Awards show?
Eddie Vedder
Scott Weiland
Layne Staley
Kurt Cobain
9 of 14
Which song can be found on both Appetite for Destruction and G N' R Lies?
"My Michelle"
"Used to Love Her"
"You're Crazy"
"It's So Easy"
10 of 14
The overture sequence of "Civil War," the opening track on Use Your Illusion II, features a voice-over from which of the following Paul Newman movies?
Cool Hand Luke
The Sting
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
The Hustler
11 of 14
The band's first performance featuring the Appetite for Destruction lineup of Axl, Slash, Izzy, Duff and Steve came on June, 6, 1985, at which of the following infamous L.A. venues?
Whiskey A Go-Go
The Troubadour
The Rainbow Room
The Roxy
12 of 14
What is Axl Rose's decidedly non-rockerish real name?
Tom Schilling
Nicodemus Piedmont
Bill Bailey
Fredrick Wellington
13 of 14
What motto did Axl purportedly have tattooed on his arm to represent the band's wildly ambitious, all-or-nothing approach to conquering the L.A. music scene?
All or Nothing
Victory or Death
An Army of One
Us Against Them
14 of 14
"Brownstone" is a euphemism for which of the following drugs (a particular favorite of the band)?