Facts About Axl Rose
|61 Years Old
|W. Axl Rose, William Bruce Bailey, Bill Rose, Bill Bailey
|William Bruce Rose Jr.
|Place Of Birth
|For being the lead singer of the band Guns N' Roses
|Best Known For
|To have a high pitched vocal ability and for his onstage criticism towards his fans
|2; Amy Bailey (sister) and Stuart (step-brother)
|Jefferson High School
|Erin Everly (Divorce), Stephanie Seymour (Separated)
|Source of Wealth
|5 ft 9 in
William Bruce Rose Jr. popularly known as Axl Rose is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Axl Rose is best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Guns N' Roses was formed in 1985 with five members. The band released their debut album, Appetite for Destruction in 1987. The band saw several members leave and recruit new members over the years. Axl Rose is the sole constant member of the band since its formation in 1985. GNR has released 6 studio albums to date. The band has sold over 100 million records worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling bands in history. Besides GNR, he has been associated with several other popular bands including AC/DC, Hollywood Rose, L.A. Guns, and Rapidfire.
The legendary musician, Axl Rose is named one of the greatest singers of all time. For his contribution to music, he has been honored with several honors. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N' Roses in 2012. GNR has won four American Music Awards and received three Grammy Awards nominations.
Guns N' Roses has over 5 million followers on Instagram and over 6 million followers on Twitter. Axl Rose has over 1.2 million followers on Twitter.
What is Axl Rose Famous For?
- Co-founder, lead vocalist, and the only constant member of the hard rock band, Guns N' Roses.
Where is Axl Rose From?
Axl Rose was born on 6 February 1962. His birth name is William Bruce Rose Jr. He grew up as William Bruce Bailey. His birth place is in Lafayette, Indiana in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He was born to a father, William Bruce Rose, and a mother Sharon Elizabeth Lintner. He is the oldest child. He has two younger siblings, a sister, Amy, and a half-brother, Stuart. He has Scottish-Irish ancestry on his father's side, whereas he has German ancestry on his mother's side. He grew up in a religious family. He belongs to white ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. His zodiac sign in Aquarius.
Regarding his educational background, he attended Jefferson High School.
Axl Rose Career
- Axl Rose started singing from an early age.
- While a young child, he sang in the church choir. He was only 5 when he started singing there.
- Axl Rose with his brother and sister performed at service under the name the Bailey Trio.
- While in high school, he studied piano and performed in the school chorus. He began developing "different voices" during chorus practice to confuse his teacher.
- He formed a band with his friends. Jeff Isbell who later became known as Izzy Stradlin was his bandmate in high school.
- He became a local juvenile delinquent in Lafayette after he discovered the existence of his biological father. He was arrested more than 20 times and served jail terms up to three months.
- He moved to Los Angeles, California in December 1982.
- He met guitarist Kevin Lawrence after he arrived in Los Angeles. He joined the band Rapidfire.
- Their EP, Ready to Rumble was released in 2014.
- He then formed a band, Hollywood Rose with his childhood friend Izzy Stradlin and Chris Weber. They recorded a 5-song demo in 1984. It featured tracks, "Anything Goes", "Rocker", "Shadow of Your Love", and "Reckless Life". It was released only in 2004 as The Roots of Guns N' Roses.
- His friends suggested he call himself Axl Rose.
- He legally changed his name to W. Axl Rose.
- The band split and Rose joined L.A. Guns. L.A. Guns disbanded as well.
- Rose and his former L.A. Guns bandmate Tracii Guns formed Guns N' Roses in 1985. The band was formed by merging Hollywood Rose and L.A. Guns. The band started with vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler.
- The band signed with Geffen Records in March 1986.
- The band released their debut EP, Live ?!*@ Like a Suidice in December 1986.
- The band released their debut album, Appetite for Destruction in 1987. It sold over 30 million copies worldwide. It is the best-selling debut album of all time in the U.S. with 18 million units sold.
- The band went on to become one of the legendary bands in the future.
- The band released their album, G N' R Lies in 1988, Use Your Illusion I, Use Your Illusion II, both in 1991, and "The Spaghetti Incident?" in 1993.
- Rose disappeared from public life for several years after the conclusion of GNR's Use Your Illusion Tour in 1994.
- He resurfaced in the scene in 2001 with a new line-up.
- The band released their 6th and delayed studio album, Chinese Democracy in November 2008. The album was delayed due to personnel and legal problems.
- The band has undergone several line-up changes since its formation in 1985. The line-up changes saw Axl Rose face several legal battles with band members as well as with the record label.
- Axl Rose was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N' Roses in 2012. However, he did not attend the event and requested exclusion from the Hall.
- He was awarded the Ronnie James Dio lifetime achievement award in April 2014.
- Rose toured with Australian hard rock band AC/DC as the lead singer in April 2016. The band's lead vocalist Brian Johnson had to stop touring due to hearing problems.
- Rose partially reunited the "classic" lineup of GNR in 2016. They have since toured the world as part of the Not in This Lifetime...Tour.
- The band started their Guns N' Roses 2020 Tour in March 2020.
Axl Rose Wife
Axl Rose's first marriage was to Erin Everly, the daughter of singer Don Everly of The Everly Brothers. They started dating in 1986 and eventually tied a knot on 28 April 1990. However, Rose filed for divorce less than a month later. The two reconciled and Everly became pregnant but suffered a miscarriage. Everly then left Rose and they annulled their marriage in January 1991. Everly filed a lawsuit against Rose in 1994 accusing him of physical and emotional abuse throughout their relationship. The lawsuit was eventually settled out of court.
Rose then began dating supermodel Stephanie Seymour in 1991. They got engaged in February 1993. However, they separated three weeks into their engagement.
He lives in Malibu, California.
Axl Rose Height
Axl Rose stands at a height of 1.75 m i.e. 5 feet and 9 inches tall. He has a body weight of around 172 lbs i.e. 78 kg. He has an average body build. His sexual orientation is straight. His eye color is blue and his hair color is dark brown. He usually dyes his hair blonde.
Axl Rose Net Worth
Axl Rose is one of the legendary musicians in history. He rose to prominence as the founding member and the lead vocalist of GNR in the mid-1980s. GNR went on to become one of the greatest bands in history. GNR has sold over 100 million records worldwide, including 45 million in the United States. GNR is one of the best-selling acts in history. Their debut album sold over 30 million records worldwide. GNR's Not In This Lifetime... Tour became the second-highest-grossing tour of all time. It grossed over $53.3 million at the end of the tour in December 2018.
Prior to establishing himself in the industry, he held down a variety of jobs. He worked as a night manager at the Tower Records/Video location on Sunset Boulevard. Rose and Stradlin also smoked cigarettes for a scientific study at UCLA for the reported wages of $8 per hour at the time.
Summing up all, Rose made his fortune working in the music industry. At present, his net worth is estimated at $200 million.
Trivias About Axl Rose You Need To Know.
- His father was only 20 and his mother was only 16 when Axl Rose was born.
- His parents separated when he was 2 years old.
- At the age of 2, Axl was kidnapped and molested by his own father after his parents got divorced.
- His mother changed his name to William Bruce Bailey after his mother married Stephen L. Bailey.
- It was believed that Axl was suffering from an abnormal condition called psychosis.
- He believed until the age of 17 that Bailey was his biological father. He leart of his biological father while going through insurance papers in his parents's home.
- He never met his biological father as an adult.
- His father was murdered in 1984 but his body was never recovered.
- As young children, Axl Rose and his siblings frequently suffered physical abuse from their stepfather, Bailey.
- He is the sole constant member of Guns N' Roses since its inception in 1985.
- He plays piano and guitar very well.
- GNR has faced a couple of riots while performing during a concert.
- GNR's sixth studio album Chinese Democracy cost $14 million in production, becoming the most expensive rock album in history.
- During the band's performance at the Monsters of Rock festival in Castle Donington, England, in August 1988, two fans were crushed to death when many in the crowd of 107,000 began slam-dancing to "It's So Easy".
- Rose cites Queen as his favorite band and Freddie Mercury as his favorite singer.
- Rose sent a letter to Indonesian President Joko Widodo in April 2015 asking Widodo to remove the option of the death penalty in the case of the Bali Nine on grounds of humanitarianism.
- Rose is a vocal critic of Trump administration.
- He criticized Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for the Trump administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- He also criticizes Apple CEO, Tim Cook.
- He has a voice in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game.
- He was not a heavy drug user.
- He intentionally overdosed on painkillers in 1986 due to stress.