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As the lead singer of world conquering hard rockers Guns n’ Roses, W. Axl Rose was arguably the most recognizable and talked-about rock star on the planet by the close of the 1980s. Then his fame turned to notoriety, as the ensuing decade saw him virtually disappear from public view, even as his former bandmates were dropped by the way-side, one by one, before finally reemerging in the new millennium as the de facto face of Gn’R. Born William Bruce Rose, Jr., in Lafayette, Indiana, but raised with the surname Bailey after his biological father vanished and his mother remarried, Rose fled an oppressive fundamentalist childhood for the streets of Los Angeles in 1982, and adopted the Axl handle after playing with a band by that name. One of his other fledgling bands during this time was named Hollywood Rose and reunited the aspiring singer with child-hood friend and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin,’ before they both cast their lot with lead guitarist Tracii Guns, first as L.A. Guns and then, by 1985, as Guns n’ Roses. Within a few months, Tracii had been replaced by Saul ‘Slash’ Hudson and GnR’s classic lineup became complete with the addition of bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler. Their dizzying climb from the Hollywood gutters to the top of rock’s Olympus has of course been exhaustively documented elsewhere, so for Rose, in particular, the period surrounding the release of 1987’s watershed ‘Appetite for Destruction,’ 1988’s controversial ‘Gn’R Lies’ and 1991’s twin ‘Your Illusion’ double albums, was marked by in-creasing tension with band mates (mostly related to drug use) and a pair of tabloid romantic relationships with Erin Everly (daughter of ‘50s rock icon, Don) and super model Stephanie Seymour — none of which ended well. Nor did Rose’s once ironclad friend-ship with the rest of Guns n’ Roses, all of whom were systematically dispensed with during the 1990s, while Axl himself became something of a recluse, allegedly recording and re-recording new material for an album that was, at first, jokingly named ‘Chinese Democracy,’ because it would probably never arrive. But said album was finally completed in 2008, by which time Rose had been touring again, off and on, with a completely revamped lineup of Guns n’ Roses (as small glimpses into his secretive personal life revealed a peculiar penchant for psychoanalysis and past-life regression therapy). And when the original Guns n’ Roses was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, the ever-eccentric Axl declined to appear, thanking his fans by letter instead.

 
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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Axl Rose Steps Out With NSFW Sex Cane

Get a look at the NSFW cane that Axl Rose has been using to get around while in Europe.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Axl Rose Reveals Guns N’ Roses Are Working on New Material, Talks Potential Recording With AC/DC

Axl Rose spoke about his relationship with AC/DC’s Angus Young and revealed the reunited Guns N’ Roses lineup is working on new material.

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Katarina Benzova

AC/DC With Axl Rose Announce Rescheduled U.S. Tour Dates

Now that Axl Rose has travelled around Europe with AC/DC, it’s time to finally perform those postponed U.S. concerts.

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Kevi Winter, Getty Images / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Angus Young on Axl Rose in AC/DC: ‘He’s Doing Very Well’

AC/DC's Angus Young and Cliff Williams commended Axl Rose's performances with the band so far in a new interview.

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YouTube: josdecross

Axl Rose Walks on Boot Cast for Part of AC/DC Show

For the first time since breaking his foot, Axl Rose has stood up and walked onstage, still confined to a boot cast.

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Watch Axl Rose Rock With AC/DC in Seville, Spain

AC/DC shows always draw a lot of attention, but their current tour is even more under the microscope as Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose fills in on vocals.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Watch Video of Axl Rose’s First Gig With AC/DC

Axl Rose has performed his first-ever show with AC/DC in Portugal. See fan-shot footage from the gig here.

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Facebook: AC/DC

Axl Rose on Staying With AC/DC After 2016 Touring Commitment: ‘I’m In If They Want Me In’

As the interviews continue to come in, Axl Rose has stated he'd like to remain stay in AC/DC after the two tours conclude + gave an update on his broken foot.

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Facebook: AC/DC / Photo by Roger Sargent

AC/DC Reveal Rehearsal Footage, New Photo; Axl Rose Talks Vocal Challenges

AC/DC have revealed their first new band photo with Axl Rose and posted a few new clips with Rose discussing the challenges of joining the band.

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Axl Rose on Joining AC/DC: ‘I’m Happy and Excited,’ But It’s ‘Inappropriate to Be Celebrating’ At Brian Johnson’s Expense

Axl Rose and Angus Young discuss Axl joining AC/DC's lineup in place of Brian Johnson.

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