Axl Rose

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  • Birth Name: William Bruce Rose Jr.
  • Birth Place: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Formed Guns N' Roses in 1985 with Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler.
  • Toured the country as the opening act for Aerosmith.
  • Guns n' Roses' debut album, Appetite for Destruction, went platinum and was No. 1 on the Billboard chart.
  • At a concert in St. Louis in 1991, jumped from the stage into the crowd in pursuit of a fan who had been photographing him, after which he and the band left the stage. In the riot that ensued, 60 people were hospitalized and $500,000 worth of damage was caused.
  • Rolling Stone, Hit Parader and NME (New Musical Express) have included Rose on their top-singers lists.
  • In 2008, after many monumental delays, Rose (working under the band name of Guns N' Roses) finally released Chinese Democracy.
  • Got into a war of words with music mogul (and former manager) Irving Azoff over the Chinese Democracy's promotion; an attorney for Azoff kiddingly asked whether Rose also blamed his client for "being on the grassy knoll in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963."
  • Declined his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Guns N' Roses) in 2012.

Relationships

  • Stuart Bailey — Brother
  • Gina Siler — Ex-significant Other
  • Stephen Bailey — Stepfather
  • Sharon Bailey — Mother
  • William Rose — Father
  • Amy Bailey — Sister
  • Erin Everly — Ex-wife
  • Stephanie Seymour — Ex-significant Other

Details

  • Birth Name: William Bruce Rose Jr.
  • Birth Place: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter

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