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Original Guns N' Roses Members

Screw Axl ...

We Got a NEW Singer

4/16/2012 9:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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No Axl? No problem.

The other original members of Guns N' Roses -- Slash, Duff and Steven Adler -- didn't let Axl Rose's boycott of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame keep them from performing some of GNR's greatest hits this weekend ... they just used a different singer.

The band hit the stage with Myles Kennedy on lead vocals ... busting out hits like "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Paradise City."

FYI -- Myles was the singer on Slash's solo album ... and also fronts the band Alter Bridge.

A judge already ruled that Axl owns the name Guns N' Roses ... and he still tours under the the GNR banner ... but who DESERVES the title? Axl and his band ... or Slash, Duff, Steven and the replacement?

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jason    

this guy sounds better then Axl lol

918 days ago
17.

JO    

Myles Kennedy is also the singer in the 2001 movie Rockstar...the one who took Marky Mark's place in the end of the movie.

Go Myles!!

918 days ago
18.

lisa    

wow wow wow that dude is a great singer who care about pipi longstockin anyways!!!!! fck him

918 days ago
19.

gioudis    

You left out Izzy Stradlin. I loved that video, but most especially Steven Adler. he played wonderfully and looked absolutely happy, good for him. and i always said Slash had the sexiest hands in Rock. my only umm moment was that Duff (my favorite btw) turned his back a few times too many. but i get that he was supporting Steven. Watching their interaction was magical. If Axl wants the name, let him keep it. The fans know who GNR really are. Thank you Guys:)

918 days ago
20.

Kevin    

Hey, that Myles Kennedy guy is pretty good. He did a very nice job.

918 days ago
21.

Bodie    

Holding a GRUDGE is allowing that person to live rent FREE in your head!
Looks like AXLS head is full of freeloaders laughing their arses off! I say rename your band "GUNS AND DIAMONDS"
Diamonds are FOREVER! Roses wilt and DIE!

918 days ago
22.

ManiacalZebra    

Where's the option for them to call it a day?

918 days ago
23.

freaksloan    

The ROCK n ROLL Hall of Shame is a JOKE! I would never accept induction into the disgrace of a place.

918 days ago
24.

freaksloan    

The Gun part of Guns & Roses comes from Traci Gunns of LA GUNS fame, he was a founding member of Guns & Roses along with Axel, Izzy, Ole Beich and Rob Gardner.

918 days ago
25.

some guy    

Axl and his band have been successfully touring for a few years. Slash's band of junkies can't even keep a lead singer. See the pattern? And this guy can't sing Axl's songs, sounds like crap.

918 days ago
26.

aquanet    

Good for them. Axl might have the name, but he doesnt' have the band's soul.

I would love to see these guys tour. I will go see them in a heartbeat over Axl's version anyday.

918 days ago
27.

katemac    

the guitar work is sick! who cares about Axl - who has a severe case of LSS

918 days ago
28.

Superman    

I think booze and drugs and lack of vocal lessons ruined Axl's voice back in the late 80s/early 90s. That's probably the biggest problem the band had and probably what broke them up.

918 days ago
29.

squeakermama    

Thought Myles did a good job. Kept the songs the same but didn't try too hard to "do" Axl. And the best part he didn't throw a temper tantrum on stage. Nice.

918 days ago
30.

D    

The thing people forget, is that Guns and Roses was a traveling band of junkies. While its easy to pin it all on Axel (and some of that is warranted), let's not forget that he had a vested interest in music when the rest of the band was more interested in chasing the white dragon. With that said, I think the band with Miles Kennedy would be one of the best alternatives to a full on reunion.

As for missing band members. I believe it was the Use Your Illusion band that had Gilby as well as Matt Sorem on drums (although I think Sorem was brought in well before Use Your Illusion ), not the original line up.

918 days ago
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