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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 -- I Will NOT Attend Rock and Roll Hall Induction Ceremony

Axl Rose
I Will NOT Attend Rock and Roll HOF Induction

Axl Rose has shot down the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ... claiming he REFUSES to attend the Guns N' Roses induction ceremony on April 14 ... as long as his old bandmates plan to attend. Rose just… READ MORE >

Axl Rose Is NOT Dating Lana Del Rey ... Says Guns N' Roses Guitarist

Axl Rose
Is NOT Dating Lana Del Rey ... Says Guns N' Roses Guitarist

If Axl Rose and Lana Del Rey ARE dating, it's news to Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba ... who tells us he's convinced the two are just friends ... even though they left the Chateau Marmont… READ MORE >

- 1401 days ago
New Couple Alert -- Lana Del Rey and ... Axl Rose?

New Couple Alert
Lana Del Rey and ... Axl Rose?

Lana Del Rey's obsession with Axl Rose went to a whole new level last night, when the 25-year-old songstress and the 50-year-old rocker left the Chateau Marmont together.Lana was spotted at an… READ MORE >

- 1403 days ago
Axl Rose to Pony Up Tens of Thousands for Battered Bentley

Axl Rose
To Pony Up Tens of Thousands For Battered Bentley

Axl Rose will fork over $53,000 to cover some serious Bentley damage -- but even though it seems like a lot ... the "Guns 'N Roses" singer actually got a nice discount.Axl was sued by Bentley… READ MORE >

- 1597 days ago
Axl Rose -- The Beat Up Bentley Incident

Axl Rose -- The Beat Up Bentley Incident

Axl Rose is getting dragged into court for allegedly trashing a sweet Bentley like it was a hotel room from his "Appetite for Destruction" days -- and best of all (for Axl) ... it was a lease!… READ MORE >

- 1937 days ago
Axl Rose -- Alleged Bentley Abuser

Axl Rose -- Alleged Bentley Abuser

You'd think with a name like Axl -- dude would have some respect for a quality automobile -- instead Mr. Rose is accused of beating the hell out of a $192k Bentley. The Guns N' Roses singer is… READ MORE >

- 1937 days ago
Axl Rose Storms Off Stage after Flying Bottle Incident

Axl Rose Storms Off Stage after Flying Bottle Incident

Axl Rose shut down a live concert in Ireland last night to yell at the crowd after multiple people fired bottles onto the stage during their performance ... and it was all caught on tape. Rose --… READ MORE >

- 1986 days ago
Axl Rose: Guns N' Roses Was 'Sabotaged'

Axl Rose: Guns N' Roses Was 'Sabotaged'

Axl Rose claims music giant Irving Azoff concocted a diabolical plot to destroy Guns N' Roses ... TMZ has learned.Rose just filed a countersuit against Azoff -- his former manager -- claiming… READ MORE >

- 2093 days ago
Axl Rose Takes Bottle Rocket During Concert

Axl Rose Takes Bottle Rocket During Concert

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose was so pissed this weekend during a concert he almost walked off stage -- after being pelted with a water bottle.It all went down in Sao Paulo, Brazil, when someone… READ MORE >

- 2155 days ago
Axl Rose -- Sweat Child O' Mine

Axl Rose -- Sweat Child O' Mine

Looking like the bastard love child of Mickey Rourke and Kathy Griffin, the drenched remains of Axl Rose performed at a NYC John Varvatos store -- which was formerly the legendary CBGB's -- last… READ MORE >

- 2188 days ago

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