We've got a fascinating new listen to share with you, even though it's 30 years old. Before Axl Rose picked up the microphone to lead Guns N' Roses, the singer fronted a band called Rapidfire in the early '80s, and believe it or not, Axl sounded like a mix between Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne and Glenn Danzig.
An Australian Guns N' Roses fan who had his teeth shattered at the band's recent Perth gig is in the process of taking legal action after he was injured when Axl Rose apparently tossed his cordless microphone into the crowd. The mic hit fan Darren Wright in the face and caused approximately $5000 worth of damage.
There have been plenty of offers over the years, but Axl Rose has stuck to his "guns," pun intended, and has resisted the lure of a big payday to reunite with the classic lineup of Guns N' Roses. In a new interview with Adelaide Now, the GN'R singer says he's been thankful for the support shown to him by the fans over the years and he shares his thoughts on the idea of bands, his included, reuniting.
Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose may wish to distance himself from Slash as much as possible, but the proximity of the frontman to his former guitarist will stand in the 'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock' video game. A judge dismissed Rose's lawsuit against Activision Blizzard Inc. in which he claimed the gaming company broke a promise made to him when he agreed to license his music.
Being the frontman of a rock band can provide you with plenty of opportunities, including financial ones. Some rockers have benefitted more than others over the years, and Celebrity Net Worth has compiled a list of the richest rock singers, with Dave Grohl, James Hetfield, and Axl Rose among those doing well.
Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose is certainly one of the most beloved, but also detested musicians in rock history. It's almost impossible to run into anyone who doesn't have an opinion on Rose as a human being, but the GN'R icon recently partook in an interview that went pretty deep into the mind of one of rock's most polarizing figures.