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Happy birthday, Axl Rose

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Axl Rose, lead singer and main song writer of Guns N' Roses

Axl Rose, lead singer and main song writer of Guns N' Roses

Happy birthday, Axl Rose...
W. Axl Rose (born William Bruce Rose, Jr.; raised as William Bruce Bailey; February 6, 1962 in Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.) is the lead singer and main song writer of Guns N' Roses. He is also the only remaining original member of the band. His powerful voice has made him be named one of the greatest singers of all time by various media outlets, like Rolling Stone.
In the early 80s Rose hitchhiked from Lafayette to Los Angeles where he joined several bands and became an active figure of the local hard rock scene. He cofounded Guns N' Roses in 1985. The first performance of the classic lineup (Rose, Slash, Stradlin, McKagan and Adler) was at The Troubadour on June 6 1985.
Though only 500,000 copies of their first album, Appetite For Destruction, were sold in its first year of release, it is now known as the best-selling debut album of all time in the U.S with over 28 million copies sold worldwide.
During the late 90s, the band's stability collapsed. The tensions between the members were too big, they went on hiatus. Until 2001, Rose was kind of a recluse, he was said to spend his nights rehearsing and writing with the various new lineups of Guns N' Roses.
On November 23, 2008, 15 years after its last album, Guns N' Roses released Chinese Democracy. On April 14 2012, the classic lineup of the band was introduced to the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame.

In December 2015, a Guns N' Roses related teaser was released to movie theaters without any explanation.
Not long after, on January 4 2016, Guns N' Roses were announced as the headliner of Coachella with classic members Slash and Duff McKagan being part of the lineup.
On March 25 2016, Guns N' Roses announced 21 North American dates for the Not in This Lifetime... Tour that will take place in 2016.
The first show featuring the three reunited classic members was a surprise show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on April 1 2016.
The current lineup of Guns N' Roses features singer Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Richard Fortus, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Frank Ferrer and keyboardist Melissa Reese.
In April 2016, it was announced that Axl will join ACDC for the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour as a fill in for Brian Johnson who is no longer able to perform because of hearing issues.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday to Axl Rose and years of rock!

 

Updated on April 19 2016

Axl Rose (2013)

Axl Rose (2013)

Axl Rose 2012

Axl Rose 2012

[french version:.
W. Axl Rose (né William Bruce Rose, Jr.; élevé sous le nom de William Bruce Bailey; le 6 Février 1962 à Lafayette, Indiana, US) est le chanteur et principal auteur/compositeur de Guns N' Roses. Il est aussi le seul membre original de Guns N' Roses à être encore dans le groupe. Sa voix puissante lui permit d'être classé parmi les meilleurs chanteurs de tous les temps par différents médias, comme Rolling Stone.
Au début des années 80, Rose est allé en stop de Lafayette à Los Angeles où il rejoignit de nombreux groupes et devint une figure active de la scène de hard rock locale. Il cofondât Guns N' Roses en 1985. La première performance du lineup classique (Rose, Slash, Stradlin, McKagan and Adler) fut au Troubadour le 6 Juin 1985.
Bien que seulement 500 000 copies de leur premier album, Appetite For Destruction, furent vendues la première année de sa sortie, il est maintenant connu comme étant le best seller des premiers albums de tous les temps aux Etats-Unis avec plus de 28 millions de copies vendues dans le monde.
Durant la fin des années 90, la stabilité du groupe s'est effondrée. Les tensions entre les membres étaient trop grandes, ils partirent en hiatus. Jusqu'en 2001, Rose était comme une espèce de solitaire, il fut dit qu'il passait ses nuits à répéter et à écrire avec les différents nouveaux lineups de Guns N' Roses.

En décembre 2015, une bande annonce au sujet de Guns N' Roses passe dans les cinémas sans aucune explication.
Peu après, le 4 janvier 2016, Guns N' Roses sont annoncés en tête d'affiche du festival Coachella avec les membres classqiues Slash et Duff McKagan faisant partie du lineup.
Le 25 mars 2016, Guns N' Roses annoncent 21 dates en Amérique du Nord pour la tournée Not in This Lifetime.. Tour qui aura lieu en 2016.
Le premier concert avec les trois membres classiques réunis est un concert surprise au Troubadour à Los Angeles le 1er avril 2016.
Le lineup actuel de Guns N' Roses est composé du chanteur Axl Rose, du lead guitariste Slash, du guitariste rythmique Richard Fortus, du bassiste Duff McKagan, du batteur Frank Ferrer et de la claviériste Melissa Reese.
En Avril 2016, il est annoncé que Axl rejoindra ACDC pour le fin de la tournée Rock or Burst Tour en tant que remplaçant de Brian Johnson qui ne peut plus faire de concert à cause de problèmes d'audition.


Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un joyeux anniversaire et des années de rock à Axl Rose!

 

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Axl Rose 2009

Axl Rose 2009

Axl Rose, portrait

Axl Rose, portrait

Axl Rose, mugshots (1992)

Axl Rose, mugshots (1992)

Axl Rose 1992 - live

Axl Rose 1992 - live

Axl Rose performs in London, England - photo: Peter Still/Redferns

Axl Rose performs in London, England - photo: Peter Still/Redferns

Axl Rose 1992 - Axl in his hometown of Lafayette, Indiana, July 23, 1992. The trees in the background were planted by Axl, his brother Stuart, and his sister Amy.

Axl Rose 1992 - Axl in his hometown of Lafayette, Indiana, July 23, 1992. The trees in the background were planted by Axl, his brother Stuart, and his sister Amy.

Axl Rose performs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1991

Axl Rose performs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1991

Axl Rose and Slash, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Axl Rose and Slash, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Axl Rose and Stephanie Seymour

Axl Rose and Stephanie Seymour

Axl Rose shooting at a moth in his Malibu home

Axl Rose shooting at a moth in his Malibu home

Axl Rose (1990)

Axl Rose (1990)

Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses

Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses

Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan

Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan

Axl Rose 1988

Axl Rose 1988

Axl Rose at a club on the Sunset Strip in the late 1980s

Axl Rose at a club on the Sunset Strip in the late 1980s

Axl Rose in 1987 - Photo: Jeffrey Mayer

Axl Rose in 1987 - Photo: Jeffrey Mayer

Axl Rose and Pamela Manning Whisky A Go Go, April 1986 - Photo by Jack Lue

Axl Rose and Pamela Manning Whisky A Go Go, April 1986 - Photo by Jack Lue

Axl Rose at the Troubadour July 11, 1986. Photos by Marc Canter

Axl Rose at the Troubadour July 11, 1986. Photos by Marc Canter

Axl Rose at the Troubadour July 11, 1986. Photos by Marc Canter

Axl Rose at the Troubadour July 11, 1986. Photos by Marc Canter

Axl Rose

Axl Rose

Axl Rose

Axl Rose

Axl Rose

Axl Rose

Axl Rose 1984

Axl Rose 1984

Axl Rose 1978 - Yearbook

Axl Rose 1978 - Yearbook

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