Born in Lafayette, Indiana under the name William Bruce Rose Jr. He moved to L.A. when he was 20. After that hopping around from band to band. He became the front-man of a band named Axl. He was so excited about this band that he started introducing himself as Axl. After the band Axl disbanded, he joined Rapidfire. They recorded a 5 song demo that still hasn’t been released.
After that band was no more he ws part of the first L.A. Guns line-up, and went on to form Hollywood Rose with his friend Izzy Stradlin. Now guess what band came next? Haven’t got a clue? Well, a little known band under the name of Guns N’ Roses was next. And the rest is history.
Axl has been able to stay out of the public eye, for a long long time. So, long that when he reappeared on Mtv, he looked different. Owning the rights to the name Guns N’ Roses, Axl can do whatever he wants with the band, and we’re all currently waiting for the follow up to Chinese Democracy. Sure it won’t be the same as Appetite For Destruction, but we do know that Axl is a perfectionist.
To celebrate today, we’ll drink “The Axl Rose”, a cocktail that was available at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, during their Las Vegas residency. All this drink is, is Champagne,Belvedere Vodka and Cranberry juice.