Axl Rose

American singer-songwriter, musician Axl Rose

'W. Axl Rose 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.
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Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose Gets Woke Over Devin Nunes; Twitter Roars
Huffington Post - about 1 month
All's fair in rock and politics.
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Neil Young Quits Legendary Bridge School Concert For 'Personal Reasons'
Huffington Post - 8 months
Rock legend Neil Young announced he’s no longer sponsoring the Bridge School Benefit Concert in California, a legendary annual event that has featured some of the biggest names in music for three decades. Young, 71, said he is dropping the concert for “personal reasons,” and did not elaborate. This year’s concert, which usually takes place in October, has been canceled. It’s unclear if it might return in the future. The Bridge School, located in Hillsborough, teaches children with serious speech and physical disabilities. Young’s sons, Ben, with ex-wife Pegi Young, and Zeke, with the late actress Carrie Snodgress, both have cerebral palsy. Pegi Young co-founded the school to help Ben and other children, and she and Neil Young launched the annual concerts in 1986 to raise funds to keep it operating. Young split with his wife in 2014 after 36 years of marriage, after he began a relationship with actress and activist Daryl Hannah. The upheaval immediately sparked...
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13 Awesome Baby Names That Pay Tribute To Famous Icons
Huffington Post - 10 months
We know that celebrities inspire popular baby names, from Audrey (Hepburn) to (John) Lennon. But celebrities also choose famous names for their children, with actors and musicians paying homage to legendary stars with their name choices. Our report on this trend from a few years back highlighted picks like Mariah Carey’s Monroe and guitarist Slash’s Cash. The trend hasn’t slowed down one bit! Those names remain in the headlines, but there’s a whole new class of celebrity baby names inspired by stars. Bowie Baby name Bowie made our original list, thanks to Rebecca Minkoff’s daughter, Bowie Lou. Since then, Zoe Saldana has welcomed a son named Bowie, as have Tess Holliday, and Dane DeHaan and Anna Wood. One reason for the acceleration? The early 2016 passing of music legend David Bowie has put this musical surname in the same class as Marley and Hendrix. Presley Jackson Rathbone’s younger child carries a doubly musical name: Presley Bowie. The middle is both a family...
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A 'Venerable Human Being': Celebrities Pay Heartfelt Tribute To John Hurt
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Review: AC/DC, With Axl Rose, Shakes the Garden All Night Long
NYTimes - over 1 year
Brian Johnson, the band’s singer since 1980, left the tour because of hearing problems, and Mr. Rose stepped in, but the focus remains on Angus Young.
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Wealth Matters: Owning a Vineyard: The Days of Wine Are Not All Rosy
NYTimes - over 1 year
Even for those skilled in business, separating the romance from the financial reality of producing and selling grapes and wine is not easy.
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UCLA preparing for a noisy game in College Station
LATimes - over 1 year
UCLA doesn’t play Axl Rose and Snoop Dogg songs at earsplitting levels in practice to better familiarize itself with the lyrics. The Bruins are girding themselves for the noise they will hear at various stadiums throughout the season. Nowhere on their schedule figures to be as loud as Texas A&M’s...
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Welcome back to the jungle: Axl Rose finds his snake hips as Guns N' Roses regains its edge at Dodger Stadium
LATimes - over 1 year
The sideways crab walk. The snake-hipped shimmy. The headlong dash from one end of the stage to the other. Leading the partly reunited Guns N’ Roses he’s been on the road with since April, Axl Rose brought his full arsenal of moves to Dodger Stadium for the first of two hometown shows as part of...
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Ready for a Guns N' Roses-AC/DC supergroup? Axl Rose says he may record with Slash, Duff McKagan and Angus Young
LATimes - over 1 year
In a nearly hourlong interview with fans in London, Guns N’ Roses founder and lead singer Axl Rose suggested that he may work on new music with formerly estranged band-mates Slash and Duff McKagan. The singer also said that he and guitarist Angus Young of AC/DC, for whom Rose is serving as vocalist...
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Axl Rose performs with AC/DC
CNN - almost 2 years
Despite having a fracture, Axl Rose still got off on a good foot for his first show with AC/DC.
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Axl Rose performs first show with AC/DC
CNN - almost 2 years
Despite having a fracture, Axl Rose still got off on a good foot for his first show with AC/DC.
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AC/DC's first concert with new member Axl Rose
Reuters.com - almost 2 years
Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose makes his debut with AC/DC at a concert in Lisbon. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
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Axl Rose to make debut with AC/DC at Lisbon concert
Reuters.com - almost 2 years
LONDON (Reuters) - Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose will make his debut with AC/DC at a concert in Lisbon on Saturday, standing in for lead singer Brian Johnson on the veteran Australian rock band's world tour.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Axl Rose
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 54
    Rose shared a stage with Slash for the first time in nearly 23 years during the group's surprise performance at The Troubadour in April 2016, ahead of its headlining shows at Coachella.
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  • 2014
    Age 52
    In response to an informal study that named him the 'World's Greatest Singer" based on a study of vocal ranges, Rose told Spin in 2014, "If I had to say who I thought the best singers were, I'd say first that I don't know there's a definitive answer as in my opinion it's subjective, and second that my focus is primarily rock singers.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 50
    He subsequently joined his band in residencies at The Joint in Las Vegas in 2012 and 2014, as part of the Appetite for Democracy Tour celebrating the anniversaries of Appetite for Destruction and Chinese Democracy.
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    Together with the other members of Guns N' Roses' classic lineup, Rose was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, their first year of eligibility.
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  • 2010
    Age 48
    In November 2010, Rose sued Activision, the producers of the video game Guitar Hero, for $20 million, claiming that Activision had violated an agreement with him to not include any reference to Slash or his band Velvet Revolver in the game in return for a license to use the song "Welcome to the Jungle".
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  • 2009
    Age 47
    A year after the album's release, in December 2009, Guns N' Roses embarked on another two-and-a-half years of touring, including a headlining performance at Rock in Rio 4.
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  • 2008
    Age 46
    Fifteen years after its last album, in November 2008, Guns N' Roses released Chinese Democracy exclusively via the electronics retailer Best Buy.
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  • 2006
    Age 44
    While Guns N' Roses toured extensively throughout 2006 and 2007, with several guest appearances by Izzy Stradlin, Chinese Democracy again failed to materialize.
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    In a rare interview in January 2006, Rose stated that "people will hear music this year."
  • 2004
    Age 42
    After the tour was cancelled by the promoter, Rose again withdrew from the public view. During this time, he joined Slash and Duff McKagan in a lawsuit against Geffen Records in an unsuccessful attempt to block the release of the Greatest Hits compilation album, and lent his voice to the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 39
    In January 2001, Rose resurfaced with Guns N' Roses at Rock in Rio 3 to commence the decade-long Chinese Democracy Tour, though the majority of its scheduled concerts over the next two years did not take place.
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  • 1996
    Age 34
    Slash finally left Guns N' Roses in October 1996 due to his differences with Rose, while Matt Sorum was fired in June 1997 after an argument over Tobias's involvement in the band.
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  • 1994
    Age 32
    Without consultation from his band mates, Rose did not renew Gilby Clarke's contract with the band in June 1994, as he claimed Clarke to be only a "hired hand."
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  • 1993
    Age 31
    Guns N' Roses played its final show of the Use Your Illusion Tour on July 17, 1993 at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires; it proved to be Rose's last live performance with the band for seven and a half years.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 29
    His childhood friend Izzy Stradlin abruptly left the group in November 1991; he was replaced by Gilby Clarke of Kill For Thrills.
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    In September 1991, with enough material completed for two albums, Guns N' Roses released Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, which debuted at No. 2 and No. 1 respectively on the Billboard 200, a feat not achieved by any other group.
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    In July 1991, 90 minutes into a concert at the Riverport Amphitheater near St. Louis, after on-stage requests from Rose for security personnel to confiscate a fan's video camera, Rose himself dived into the crowd to seize the contraband item.
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    Sorum and Reed played their first show with Guns N' Roses at Rock in Rio 2 in January 1991.
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  • 1990
    Age 28
    In early 1990, Guns N' Roses returned to the studio to begin recording the full-length follow-up to Appetite for Destruction.
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  • 1989
    Age 27
    With the success of Appetite for Destruction and G N' R Lies, Rose found himself lauded as one of rock's most prominent frontmen. By the time he appeared solo on the cover of Rolling Stone in August 1989, his celebrity was such that the influential music magazine agreed to his absolute requirement that the interview and accompanying photographs would be provided by two of his friends, writer Del James and photographer Robert John.
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  • 1988
    Age 26
    In November 1988, Guns N' Roses released the stopgap album G N' R Lies, which sold more than five million copies in the U.S. alone.
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    However, fueled by the band's relentless touring and the mainstream success of the single "Sweet Child o' Mine"—Rose's tribute to his then-girlfriend Erin Everly—the album rose to the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 in August 1988, and again in February 1989.
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  • 1987
    Age 25
    In July 1987, Guns N' Roses released its debut album Appetite for Destruction.
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  • 1985
    Age 23
    In March 1985, Rose and his former band mate Tracii Guns formed Guns N' Roses by merging their respective bands Hollywood Rose and L.A. Guns.
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    In 1985, he co-founded Guns N' Roses, with whom he had great success and recognition in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Age 0
    Born on February 6, 1962.
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