Axl Rose

Axl Rose

Rock Singer

W. Axl Rose is an American musician. He is best known for being the lead vocalist and lyricist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, and has been the band's sole constant member since its inception in 1985.

Full Name
William Bruce Rose, Jr.
Feb 6, 1962
5′ 9″
Net Worth


Axl Rose was born William Bruce Rose Jr. on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He is an American singer-songwriter and musician who is the lead vocalist of the rock band Guns N' Roses. He has also been a member of Hollywood Rose, L.A. Guns, Rapidfire and AC/DC.

Rose grew up with his father, William Rose Sr., who had a drinking problem and would often be physically abusive toward him and his mother Sharon Elizabeth Lintner. His parents divorced when he was two years old and he had to move frequently throughout his childhood as a result of his mother's career moves.

Rose started playing music at an early age and he attended high school in Los Angeles before dropping out at age 17 to pursue a career in music full-time. He joined the band Hollywood Rose in 1983 and then formed Guns N' Roses with members of that band and L.A. Guns the following year. The band signed with Geffen Records in 1986 and released its debut album Appetite for Destruction in 1987, which was an international success, selling more than 30 million copies worldwide.

Guns N' Roses became one of the most successful rock bands of all time during their heyday, releasing six studio albums including Use Your Illusion I & II (1991), "The Spaghetti Incident?" (1993) and Chinese Democracy (2008). The band has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling musical acts of all time. Rose is also known for his onstage antics like singing from the rafters or traveling across the arena while singing a song; these theatrics have become part of his signature style as a performer. 

In 2016, Axl Rose was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside other members of Guns N' Roses. He continues to perform with the band today and they are currently on tour throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia until November 2019.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1962</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Axl Rose is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 6, 1962, Axl Rose was born in Lafayette, Indiana.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Guns N' Roses Band</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rose forms the iconic rock band Guns N' Roses with a few of his friends.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Guns N' Roses Release Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The band releases their debut album titled “Appetite for Destruction” which becomes one of the highest selling albums of all time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Guns N' Roses Embark on World Tour</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Guns N' Roses embarks on a world tour to promote their album “Use Your Illusion I & II.” The tour lasts two years and sells over 5 million tickets worldwide.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Rose Appears in Interview Magazine Cover</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rose appears on the cover of Interview magazine, cementing his status as an iconic rock star.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Reunites with Guns N' Roses</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">After a long hiatus, Rose rejoins Guns N' Roses and embarks on numerous successful world tours.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Guns N' Roses receives the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award for their immense contributions to music.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Incredible Voice</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Axl Rose has an incredible voice. He is known for his powerful and unique vocal range that can reach high notes with ease. His singing style is often compared to soulful rock singers of the past like Robert Plant and Freddie Mercury.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Iconic Look</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Axl Rose has a very iconic look. His punk rock look includes leather jackets, bandanas, and long hair. His look is often imitated by fans and can be seen in many different music videos.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Legendary Songs</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Axl Rose has written some of the most iconic and legendary rock songs of all time. From "Sweet Child O'Mine" to "Welcome to the Jungle", he has created timeless classics that will live on forever.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Joined the Band at Age 21</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Axl Rose joined the band Guns N' Roses in 1985 at the age of 21. The group had already been together for a few years when he joined.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Wrote "Sweet Child O' Mine" in 15 Minutes</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">The classic Guns N' Roses song "Sweet Child O' Mine" was written by Axl Rose in just 15 minutes. This quickly became one of the band's most popular songs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Artist to Perform on MTV with Two Different Bands</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Axl Rose was the first artist to perform on MTV with two different bands: Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Mother Died When He Was Young</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Axl Rose's mother died when he was young, and he was raised by his father and stepmother. His parents were divorced when he was 17.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Been Nominated for 13 Grammys</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Axl Rose has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards throughout his career, including awards for Best Rock Performance, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, and Best Rock Song.</p></div>


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