Richard Fortus is a St. Louisan and the longest-tenured guitarist of Guns N' Roses.

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He has been with the band since 2002, but he had never played at the Enterprise Center, which is the home arena of the St. Louis Blues.

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The band played a sold-out show on Saturday night, September 9, 2023, as part of their ongoing reunion tour.

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Fortus was born and raised in St. Louis.

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He began playing guitar at the age of 12 and started his professional music career in the early 1990s.

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He has played with a variety of bands, including Love Spit Love, The Psychedelic Furs, and The Dead Daisies.

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In 2002, Fortus was invited to join Guns N' Roses by Axl Rose.

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He has been with the band ever since, and he has played on their albums "Chinese Democracy" and "Living the Dream."

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Fortus is a versatile guitarist who is known for his clean and melodic playing style.

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He is also a skilled songwriter and has contributed to several Guns N' Roses songs.

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