Guns N Roses Music Books

Guns N' Roses

Music Books

In this guide, I give publication information and whether an item is still available.  There is a copy of every copyrighted piece of media published in America stored in the Library of Congress.  Therefore, books--print/audio and periodicals are easier to obtain than other merchandise.  They are also too expensive to bootleg and to my knowledge, none of them have been.  Even if a print or audio media is out of circulation, anyone can take the ISBN (10 or 13) or ASIN number and request an inter library loan.  Many magazines offer back issues for purchase as well.  Since print media technically never dies, I have not assigned a collector value to anything in this series.  This particular guide deals with Guns N' Roses sheet music or music books that mention Guns N' Roses in passing. 

Below are my personal recommendations for collectors:

 

Battle Of The Bands: Guns N' Roses Skid Row With Tablature (1991)

Slash: 25 Great Guitar Solos (Dec. 1, 1994)

Guns N' Roses Complete Vol. I & II Sheet Music (Mar. 1, 1997)
 

All of these books are available through Amazon.com.

Vocal

 
[No Image Available] Sweet Child O' Mine [Guitar/Vocal]
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music; 1st Edition (1987)
ASIN: B000PTS1X4
This item is out of print and available used for $16.00 USD.
[No Image Available] Guns n' Roses Appetite for Destruction Guitar Vocal Songbook
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane (1988)
ASIN: B000JOTKUI
This item is out of print and available used for $25.00 USD.
[No Image Available] Welcome to the Jungle [Guitar/Vocal]
Author: W. Axl Rose/Carl Deis
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (1988)
ASIN: B000NHKCXK or B000NHODHG
This item is out of print and available used for $20.00 USD.

Appetite for Destruction [Guitar/Vocal]
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (June 1, 1988)
ASIN: B000NHKCXK
This item is out of print and available used for $20.00 USD.

[No Image Available] Patience [Guitar/Vocal]
Author: W. Axl Rose
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (1989)
ASIN: B000NHKDV6
This item is out of print and available used for $18.00 USD.

Appetite for Destruction [Piano/Guitar/Vocal] (Cherry Lane Music, Jan. 1, 1989)

[No Image Available] Guns N' Roses, Use Your Illusion I [Guitar/Vocal]
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music Co.; Authorized Edition - Guitar edition (1991)
ASIN: B000HKB9XK
This item is out of print and available used for $14.00 USD.

 

Guitar

 

Guns N' Roses Lies [Guitar]
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (May 1, 1989)
ISBN-10: 0895244349
ISBN-13: 978-0895244345
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $16.00 USD; available used for $5.00.

Guns N' Roses 5 Of The Best Vol. 1 Guitar (Play-It-Like-It-Is)
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (May 1, 1990)
ISBN-10: 0895245663
ISBN-13: 978-0895245663
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $12.00 USD; available used for $3.00.

Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II (Easy Guitar Series)
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (October 1, 1992)
ISBN-10: 0895247682
ISBN-13: 978-0895247681
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $11.00 USD; available used for $6.00.

Guns N' Roses 5 Of The Best Vol. 2 Guitar (Play-It-Like-It-Is)

Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (June 1, 1993)
ISBN-10: 0895247917
ISBN-13: 978-0895247919
This item is out of print and available used for $13.00 USD.

[No Image Available] Guns N' Roses Riff by Riff
Author: Guns N' Roses/Andy Aledort (Editor)
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (June 1994)
ISBN-10: 0895248107
ISBN-13: 978-0895248107
This item is out of print and available used for $14.00 USD.

Guns N' Roses Anthology for Guitar

Author: Guns N' Roses

Softcover

Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (August 1, 1994)
ISBN-10: 0895248662
ISBN-13: 978-0895248664

This item is still being mass marketed and retails for $16.00 USD.

Slash: 25 Great Guitar Solos

Author: Slash

Softcover

Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (December 1, 1994)
ISBN-10: 0895248883
ISBN-13: 978-0895248886

This item is out of print and available used for $45.00 USD.

Guns N' Roses: Just the Riffs
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (August 1, 1995)
ISBN-10: 0895249375
ISBN-13: 978-0895249371
This item is out of print and available used for $90.00 USD.
Guns N' Roses for Easy Guitar
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (April 1, 1996)
ISBN-10: 1575600013
ISBN-13: 978-1575600017
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $16.00 USD; available used for $12.00.

The Best of Guns N' Roses: Guitar Signature Licks

Author: Guns N' Roses/Jeff Perrin

Softcover

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation (October 1, 1998)
ISBN-10: 0793581575
ISBN-13: 978-0793581573

This item is still being mass marketed and retails for $16.00 USD.

Rock Guitar for Dummies
Author: Jon Chappell, Carl Verheyen (Foreword)
Softcover
Publisher: For Dummies; Pap/Com Edition (October 15, 2001)
ISBN-10: 0764553569
ISBN-13: 978-0764553561
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $17.00 USD.
Guns N' Roses Guitar Licks
Author: Guns N' Roses/Toby Wine
Softcover & CD
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music; Pap/Com Edition (December 31, 2007)
ISBN-10: 157560471X
ISBN-13: 978-1575604718
This item is available for pre-order for $14.00 USD.

 

Bass

 
Guns n' Roses: Appetite for Destruction (Bass Guitar)
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (February 1989)
ISBN-10: 0895244160
ISBN-13: 978-0895244161
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $14.00 USD; available used for $7.00.

Guns N' Roses Lies [Bass]
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (November 1, 1989)
ISBN-10: 0895244829
ISBN-13: 978-0895244826
This item is out of print and available used for $10.00 USD.

Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II (Bass Series)
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (November 1991)
ISBN-10: 0895247119
ISBN-13: 978-0895247117
This item is currently unavailable.
Best of Guns N' Roses for Bass (Play-It-Like-It-Is)
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music; Otab edition (September 1, 2002)
ISBN-10: 1575605619
ISBN-13: 978-1575605616
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $15.00 USD; available used for $10.00.

 

Drums

 

Appetite for Destruction [Drums]
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (May 1, 1990)
ISBN-10: 0895245566
ISBN-13: 978-0895245564
This item is out of print and available used for $35.00 USD.

Guns N' Roses GN'R Lies [Drums]
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (October 1, 1990)
ISBN-10: 0895245868
ISBN-13: 978-0895245861
This item is out of print and available used for $9.00 USD.

 

Piano

 

Guns N' Roses Selections from Use Your Illusion 1 & 2 for Piano

Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (January 1, 1993)
ISBN-10: 0895247348
ISBN-13: 978-0895247346
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $14.00 USD.

Guns N Roses for Easy Piano

Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (October 1, 1993)
ISBN-10: 0895248085
ISBN-13: 978-0895248084
This item is currently unavailable.

 

Complete Scores

 

[No Image Available] Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music Company (1990)
ASIN: B000HTAFAY
This item is currently unavailable.
[No Image Available] Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Author: Bob Dylan/Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Ram's Horn Music (1990)
ASIN: B000KBMRFU
This item is out of print and available used for $9.00 USD.
[No Image Available] November Rain
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music; 1st edition (1991)
ASIN: B000PTRDLA
This item is out of print and available used for $10.00 USD.
Battle Of The Bands: Guns N' Roses Skid Row With Tablature
Author: Guns N' Roses/Skid Row
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (1991)
ISBN-10: 0895247615
ISBN-13: 978-0895247612
This item is out of print and available used for $40.00 USD.
[No Image Available] Guns N' Roses, Use Your Illusion I
Author: W. Axl Rose
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane/Order Hal Leonard (1991)
ASIN: B000PUVLVW
This item is out of print and available used for $116.00 USD.

Guns n' Roses: Use Your Illusion II
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (November 1991)
ISBN-10: 0895246848
ISBN-13: 978-0895246844

This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $19.00 USD; available used for $5.00.

Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion I
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (April 1, 1992)
ISBN-10: 0895247062
ISBN-13: 978-0895247063
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $19.00 USD; available used for $6.00.
Guns N' Roses Easy Recorded Versions
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (December 1, 1994)
ISBN-10: 0895248913
ISBN-13: 978-0895248916
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $18.00 USD; available used for $11.00.
[No Image Available]

Guns N' Roses: The Spaghetti Incident?

Author: Mark Phillips, Editor

Softcover

Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (December, 1994)
ISBN-10: 0895248263
ISBN-13: 978-0895248268

This item is still being mass marketed and retails for $10.00 USD.

Guns N' Roses Complete Vol. I Sheet Music

Author: Guns N' Roses

Softcover

Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (March 1, 1997)
ISBN-10: 1575600501
ISBN-13: 978-1575600505

This item is still being mass marketed and retails for $16.00 USD.

Guns N' Roses Complete Vol. II: Sheet Music

Author: Guns N' Roses

Softcover

Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (March 1, 1997)
ISBN-10: 157560051X
ISBN-13: 978-1575600512

This item is still being mass marketed and retails for $16.00 USD.

[No Image Available] Guns N Roses Anthology
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Non Basic Stock Line (December 31, 1999)
ISBN-10: 1843280868
ISBN-13: 978-1843280866
This item is out of print and available used for $23.00 USD.
Guns N' Roses: Live Era '87-'93 Highlights
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation (February 1, 2001)
ISBN-10: 157560387X
ISBN-13: 978-1575603872
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $17.00 USD.
Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits (Transcribed Scores)
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (July 1, 2001)
ISBN-10: 1575604434
ISBN-13: 978-1575604435
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $19.00 USD; available used for $13.00.
Best of Guns N' Roses
Author: Guns N' Roses
Softcover
Publisher: Cherry Lane Music (2002)
ISBN-10:
ISBN-13:
This item is currently not available.

 

Songwriting

 
How to Write Songs on Guitar: A Guitar-Playing and Songwriting Course
Author: Rikky Rooksby
Softcover
Publisher: Miller Freeman Books; 1st Edition (September 1, 2000)
ISBN-10: 0879306114
ISBN-13: 978-0879306113
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $14.00 USD.
Songwriting for Dummies
Author: Jim Peterik, Dave Austin, Mary Ellen Bickford
Softcover
Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.; 1st Edition (August 2002)
ISBN-10: 0764554042
ISBN-13: 978-0764554049
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $14.00 USD.

 

Production

 
Behind the Glass: Top Record Producers Tell How They Craft the Hits
Author: Howard Massey
Softcover
Publisher: Miller Freeman Books (October 30, 2000)
ISBN-10: 0879306149
ISBN-13: 978-0879306144
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $17.00 USD.

Guns N Roses' Use Your Illusion I And II (33 1/3)
Author: Eric Weisbard
Softcover
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group (December 15, 2006)
ISBN-10: 0826419240
ISBN-13: 978-0826419248

This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $10.00 USD, available used for $6.00.

 

Legal

 
Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business
Author: Richard Stim
Softcover
Publisher: NOLO; 5 Pap/Cdr Edition (September 30, 2006)
ISBN-10: 1413305172
ISBN-13: 978-1413305173
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $27.00 USD.
This Business of Music
Author: M. William Krasilovsky, Sidney Shemel, John M Gross, Jonathan Feinstein
Softcover
Publisher: Billboard Books; 10th Edition (June 26, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0823077233
ISBN-13: 978-0823077236
This item is currently being mass marketed and retails for $20.00 USD.