Axl Rose

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Axl Rose
Rose performing at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in January 2010
William Bruce Rose, Jr.

(1962-02-06) February 6, 1962 (age 62)
Other namesW. Axl Rose, William Bruce Bailey, Bill Rose, Bill Bailey
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer
SpouseErin Everly (1990–1991)
Musical career
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresHard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, industrial rock[1][2][3]
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, piano, synthesizer, percussion
Years active1983–present
LabelsGeffen, UZI Suicide

Axl Rose (born February 6, 1962) is an American hard rock singer and songwriter. He was born William Bruce Bailey in Lafayette, Indiana, and grew up under the name William 'Bill' Bailey. He is best known as the lead singer for the rock band Guns N' Roses.

Personal life[change | change source]

Rose started dating Erin Everly in early 1986. He wrote "Sweet Child o' Mine" for her and she was in the song's video.

He married Everly on April 28, 1990 in Las Vegas. Everly later said that Rose came to her house the day before their wedding with a gun and told her he would kill himself if she didn't marry him.[4]

In 2012 it was rumored that he was dating Lana Del Rey.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Slash; Anthony Bozza (30 October 2007). Slash. HarperCollins. pp. 110–111. ISBN 978-0-06-135142-6.
  2. Steven Adler; Lawrence J. Spagnola (27 July 2010). My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N' Roses. HarperCollins. pp. 94–95. ISBN 978-0-06-191711-0.
  3. Empire, Kitty (November 22, 2008). "CD of the week: Guns N' Roses: Chinese Democracy". The Observer. London. Observer Review section, p. 19. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  4. "Bye Bye Love". Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  5. "Axl Rose Is Dating Lana Del Rey - Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2 January 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2015.

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