|Last.fm has compiled a Best of 2009 list based on the most listened artists among Last.fm users. GN'R is at #29 beating popular acts such as U2 and Eminem:
Another legendary band born of the 1980s, Guns N' Roses were formed in 1985 by Axl Rose, and has featured a little over 20 members since its original four-piece line-up. Just as the polls closed on last year's Last.fm 'Best Of 2008' the group released their sixth studio album — Chinese Democracy — and at the the start of the year it was all anyone could talk about.
Without question, one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of the last decade, Chinese Democracy had attained something of a legendary status after languishing for more than ten years in production hell. It was rumoured to be an experimental epic, a concept album, perhaps even a multi-disc release to rival the band's original plans for Use Your Illusion, and that legend became something Last.fm listeners found infectious; it is the only album outside of our Top Ten listened to by more than 1 million of you.
Nevertheless, it is their super-charged back catalogue that sits atop their charts: 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door', 'November Rain', 'Paradise City', 'Sweet Child O' Mine', 'Welcome To The Jungle'... it's a group of songs found in the dictionary under the definition of Rock.