According to Billboard, GUNS N’ ROSES‘ “Greatest Hits” collection, which was originally released in March of 2004, has just logged its 400th nonconsecutive week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, making it just one of seven albums to spend at least 400 weeks on the list.
GUNS N’ ROSES frontman Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan tried to block the release of “Greatest Hits” with a lawsuit, claiming that the record label had assembled the CD without their input. The band’s label, Geffen Records, insisted that it was forced to put out a greatest-hits album since Axl Rose had failed to deliver the long-delayed new GUNS album, “Chinese Democracy”.
“Greatest Hits” debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart dated April 10, 2004 and has sold 5.93 million copies in the U.S.
Among the other albums that have spent at least 400 weeks on the list are PINK FLOYD‘s “The Dark Side Of The Moon” (927), JOURNEY‘s “Greatest Hits” (462) and METALLICA‘s self-titled album (432).
GUNS kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion tour in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California’s Coachella festival.
The “Not In This Lifetime” tour features classic lineup members Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and Axl Rose backed by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and new second keyboardist Melissa Reese.