Robin Finck (born
November 7, 1971) is a guitarist who has been a member of bands including
Nine Inch Nails and Guns N' Roses. He is one of the few artists who has
played in two different bands who made VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard
Rock". Nine Inch Nails ranked #43 and Guns N' Roses #9. Finck grew
up in Marietta, Georgia and played with several unsigned bands in the
Atlanta area during and after high school. He joined Nine Inch Nails as
part of their touring band in 1994-95. Once the tour was completed, he
took a job playing for the circus troupe Cirque du Soleil in the original
tour of Quidam. In 1997, he was recruited and ended up joining Guns N'
Roses to work on their new album, signing a two-year contract. When the
two years were up, the album was still far from completion, and Finck
rejoined Nine Inch Nails as the band went on tour again. Shortly after the
tour ended in late 2000, he returned to Guns N' Roses and toured with them
until 2002. Today, known for his stage presence and soulful guitar work,
Finck remains a solid member of the current lineup for Guns N' Roses.
From May till July 2006, Finck and Guns N' Roses toured Europe. They are planning on touring the U.S for the remainder of the year. The new album, Chinese Democracy, is set for a release 2006, with Robin Finck as lead guitar.