Richard Fortus chooses SIMPLY MANIAC

We are very happy to announce a new artists in our team! Welcome Richard Fortus!

He is an American guitarist and has been a member of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, with whom he has recorded one studio album, since 2002. Fortus has also collaborated extensively with The Psychedelic Furs frontman Richard Butler and fellow Guns N’ Roses bandmate Frank Ferrer. Aside from lead singer Axl Rose and keyboardist Dizzy Reed, Fortus is the longest-tenured member of Guns N’ Roses, having been with the band continuously since 2002.

Below Richard with our SIMPLY MANIAC.

In Guns N’ Roses, Fortus plays both rhythm guitar and occasional lead guitar. Lead singer Axl Rose is very pleased with Fortus’s work and has said, “He’s an amazing lead player and very technically skilled. He really likes the pocket that Brain sets and the two of them click with Tommy so we finally have the real deal rhythm section, as Richard is a proven professional. Basically, Richard’s the guy that we always were looking for.”