William Bruce Rose (better known as Axl Rose) was born on February 6th, 1962 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He is best known for being the lead vocalist and only original member of the current line-up of Guns N' Roses.
He is known for his eccentric vibe and electrifying performances on-stage, but is also known for his controversial comments and poor punctuality, in terms of showing up to gigs. He has created several rifts between himself and other people, notably Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Jon Bon Jovi and, more notabley his ex-bandmate and former Guns N' Roses lead guitarist, Slash.
- Appitite for Destruction
- GnR Lies
- Use Your Illusion I
- Use your illusion II
- "The Spagettie Incident?"
- Chinese Democracy
2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ControversyEdit
In a controversial move, Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose posted an open letter on his band's Facebook page announcing that he is refusing to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the ceremeony on April 14th, 2012. The lengthy letter is addressed to the Hall of Fame itself, and Rose not only says that he will not be attending the ceremony, but he also requests that they do not induct him in absentia and that he wants no part of a Guns N' Rose reunion. Rose never gives a concrete reason why he is opposed to the induction, but does mention that he researched the issue, received fan feedback, spoke with the Hall of Fame board, reflected, and decided it wasn't for him. The singer, who split from the band in the late 90s, did say that he has no problem if his band mates want to be accept their inductions.
It should be noted that Rose isn't the first to snub the Hall of Fame. Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath, Gene Simmons/KISS, and David Lee Roth/Eddie Van Halen/Van Halen were all opposed to the idea. And of course, there is the infamous letter that Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten wrote to the Hall of Fame.