When it comes to 80s rock, Guns N’ Roses were one of the most popular bands of the decade. That fame has carried over into present times as Guns N’ Roses are reportedly the biggest rock act on YouTube.
Guns N’ Roses Top All Rock Bands on YouTube
“The earning power of Guns N’ Roses has been underlined as the band’s reunion tour closes in on $500 million in revenue,” Forbes reported, according to an UltimateClassicRock piece.
“‘November Rain’ is the first music video from the 1990s to reach the billion-view milestone, and the first one created before the YouTube era to do so.”
Meanwhile, the music video for the 1988 track “Sweet Child O’ Mine” is approaching over 700 million views on YouTube and it looks like it will be the next track to touch the billion-view mark for the legendary rock band.
“The official version of ‘November Rain’ was published on Guns N’ Roses’ YouTube channel on Dec. 15, 2009, with ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ having arrived the previous day,” according to UltimateClassicRock.
“The band’s popularity was boosted with the return of guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan to the band’s lineup in 2016, marking the first time since the early ‘90s that they had appeared together onstage with frontman Axl Rose.”
Guns N’ Roses have clearly solidified themselves as one of the top rock acts in history thanks to incredible stage presence and of course, an amazing discography of tracks that have stood the test of time.