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Axl Rose

W. Axl Rose (born William Bruce Rose, Jr.; raised as William Bruce Bailey; February 6, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is the lead vocalist and only remaining original member of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he enjoyed great success and recognition in the late 1980s and early 1990s, before disappearing from the public eye for several years. In 2001, he resurfaced with a new line-up of Guns N' Roses at Rock in Rio 3, and subsequently played periodic concert tours, before releasing the long-delayed album Chinese Democracy in 2008. Due to his powerful wide vocal range and energetic live performances, Rose has been named one of the greatest singers of all time by various media outlets, including Rolling Stone and NME. Rose was born William Bruce Rose, Jr. in Lafayette, Indiana, the oldest child of Sharon E. (née Lintner), then 16 years old, and William Bruce Rose, then 20 years old. When Rose was two years old, his father abandoned the family. His mother remarried to Stephen L. Bailey, and his name was changed to William Bruce Bailey. He has two younger siblings—a sister, Amy, and a half-brother, Stuart. Until the age of 17, Rose believed that

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Axl Rose -- Flips the Switch ... I'm in AC/DC Mode Now! (VIDEO)

Axl Rose
Flips the Switch ... I'm in AC/DC Mode Now!

Axl Rose is on to the next one ... his Guns N' Roses days are done -- for now -- and he's already got AC/DC on the brain. We just got Axl cruising through LAX on one of those scooter thingys.… READ MORE >

Guns N' Roses -- Lana Del Rey in With the Band ... But NOT Opening Act (PHOTO)

Guns N' Roses
Lana Del Rey's in With the Band ... But NOT Opening Act

Bad news for any Guns N' Roses fans hoping to see Lana Del Rey warm up crowds on their tour. The moody indie singer is NOT opening for GNR despite a flurry of rumors after Lana posted a… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Axl Rose -- Good Genes or Good Docs?!

Axl Rose
GOOD GENES OR GOOD DOCS?!

Axl Rose's looks are still rockin'! Here's a 27-year-old version of the Guns N' Roses frontman at a Rolling Stone event back in 1989 (left) and 27 years later ... the maimed 54-year-old… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
Guns N' Roses -- Coachella Goes Wild

Guns N' Roses
Coachella Goes Wild

It was all about Guns N' Roses Saturday at Coachella ... clearly the highlight of the festival. Axl and the boys slayed with "Sweet Child O' Mine," and went on for an astounding 3 hours ... well,… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Coachella -- Axl and Cube Front and Center, but No NWA (PHOTOS)

Coachella
Axl and Cube Front and Center But No NWA

Coachella was the place for music Saturday, with an awesome lineup. Axl, O'Shea Jackson, Ice Cube, Zedd, Kesha, Snoop, Skrillex and lots of others performers hit the stage .. and no one failed to… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
GNR -- Coachella-Bound Tour Bus Breaks Down (VIDEO)

GNR
Coachella-Bound Tour Bus Breaks Down

Guns N' Roses had a rocky start to their Coachella appearance when their tour bus broke down in Fontana. Axl and the guys were not on board.  According to the person who was present, the bus… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Axl Rose -- Check Out My New Wheels ... Down and Dirty at GNR Vegas Show

Axl Rose
Check Out My New Wheels ... Down and Dirty at GNR Vegas Show

Guns N' Roses blew the roof off T-Mobile Arena Friday night ... and thanks to a broken foot, Axl Rose did it all from a Rock 'n' Roll throne. The band played its first of two sold out Vegas gigs… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Axl Rose -- Dave Grohl Told Me to Sit on It!!! (PHOTO)

Axl Rose
Dave Grohl Told Me to Sit On It!!!

Axl Rose got a big assist at his Vegas concert Friday night from friend and Foo Fighter Dave Grohl. It seems Dave loaned the GNR singer the throne he used when had a bum leg after falling off a… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Axl Rose -- All Crutched Up And Ready To Rock (PHOTOS)

Axl Rose
All Crutched Up And Ready To Rock

Axl Rose stepped out sporting a fresh boot and crutches just hours before Friday's Guns N' Roses Vegas show. Axl chummed it up with fans and signed a few autographs outside The Four Seasons before… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Axl Rose -- I Broke My Foot!! Show Will Go On with Twists (X-RAYS & VIDEO)

Axl Rose
I Broke My Foot!! Show Going On With Twists

Axl Rose broke his foot and underwent surgery, and he just announced it ... HOURS before Guns N' Roses officially kicks off their tour! Axl posted an x-ray of his left foot and said, "This is what… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago

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