Axl Rose is a very famous musician, songwriter, a singer as well as a record producer. The public usually recognises him as the lead vocalist from the legendary hard rock band Guns N’ Roses. He is also known as the lead singer of AC/DC since 2016. Rose is considered to be one of the best singers ever. While he worked with Guns N’ Roses band, they sold about 100 million of their records globally. He still works as a music artist.
William Bruce Rose, Jr was born in 1962. in Lafayette, Indiana, U.S. His parents are William Bruce Rose and Sharon Elizabeth. William is the oldest child in his family. When he was only 2 years old, hus parents divorced and his mother gor married again. His name was then changed to William Bruce Bailey. After some time his father was murdered in Illinois and he never got a chance to see him again. As a child he was not allowed to watch Tv or listen to any music. He used to perform on church choir and attended Jefferson High School.
Family and partners
Axl Rose was married to a famous model named Everly Erin. They got married on April 28, 1990, at Cupid Inn Chapel in Las Vegas, but their marriage did not last very long. They divorced in less than a year and had no children.
He started his career in 1983. after he moved to Los Angeles and met Kevin Lawrence, who was a guitarist. Axl soon joined Rapidfire band. After some time he formed his own band called Hollywood Rose and and together they recorded a few songs. He worked as a night manager as well. In 1985 Tracii Guns and Axl Rose decided to form a band and they named it Guns N’ Roses. The members of that band are Steven Adler ( drummer ), Slash ( lead guitarist ), Axl Rose ( vocalist ), Duff McKagan ( bassist), as well as Izzy Stradlin ( rhythm guitarist).
They published their first album in 1987. and named it Appetite for Destruction. It hit the Billboard 200 list and was one of the best-selling albums that year. It sold in over 30 million copies all over the world. Their second album, G.N.R Lies, was released in 1988. and was sold in over 5 million copies. In 1990. the band recorded and published two albums, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion later in 1991. Both of these albums hit No.2 and No.1 on the famous Billboard chart. From year 1994. to 2000. the band was on a break, and they resurfaced in 2001. Their other album called “The Spaghetti Incident?” (1993) was No.4 on the US Billboard 200 chart and number one in Australia. The last album was named Chinese Democracy and hit No.3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Axl has two solo albums, The Roots of Guns N’ Roses (2004) and Ready to Rumble (2014). He appeared in two movies, The Dead Pool in 1988 and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas in 2004.
Axl Rose won many awards, such as 4 American Music Awards,1 Billboard Music Award, 4 MTV Video Music Awards and many others.
In 2023. Axl Rose’s net worth was estimated to be around $200 million. Most of the money he earned while working with the band Guns N’ Roses.
‘Fear is where there is no love. Love is where there is no fear.’
‘We take it for granted we know the whole story – We judge a book by its cover and read what we want between selected lines.’
‘Life sucks, but in a beautiful kind of way.’
‘I think the pressure has also helped me want to rise above that pressure, and it has helped in accelerating the healing process. It’s helped give me a drive. I have a definite survival drive, and the pressure gave me a drive to get on top of it.’
‘Sometimes I would want to sink, and then while I was sinking I’d go, “Wait a minute, this isn’t what I want to do,” and I would calm down while I was sinking and then start rising back to the surface again.’