He is the frontman for Guns n' Roses. The only orginal bandmember left, and one of only 2 members from GNR's heyday left, the other one being keyboardist dizzy reed. He is right behind Robert Plant and Ozzy Osbourne for the title of greatest metal frontman ever, and had he produced more music, I'm sure he'd be on top. He is known for his high, powerful voice, his stage presence, his trademark tights and bandana, his wildness, and his occasional sentimental side.
He was born in Indiana in 1962 as William Bruce Rose Jr. When he was a baby, his abusive birth father left the family and he was renamed William Bruce Bailley for his stepfather, who beat up him & his mom and molested him at 2. As a teenager, he got tired of his stepfather, his town, and his fundamentalist christian upbringing, and left for LA. He wanted to drop his stepfather's name, but didn't want his dad's name (apparently his dad beat his mom while she was pregnant with him) so he became W. Axl Rose.
In LA, while in Hollywood Rose (a band) he met up with childhood friend Izzy Stradlin, who was in LA Guns. There were various lineup shuffles, and eventually Izzy and Axl formed Guns n' Roses. After several more lineup changes, GNR emerged with Duff McKagan, Steven Adler, and Slash. They became local fav's, and soon signed a contract for Appetite for Destruction. This album was a huge hit, going multi-platinum. The next album, GNR Lies, was big too, despite controversy over One in a Million. The band's hugeness reached a peak with the Use Your Illusion albums. However, conflicts were tearing them appart, 5th album "The Spaghetti Incident" was pretty weak, and eventually Axl was kicked out by duff and slash. 3 days later he sued to get the band's name, and won, then kicked out everyone except dizzy reed. He's brought in countless replacements to work on Chinese Democracy, and play shows when he feels like it. He recently made the news for a barfight with Tommy Hilfiger at Rosario Dawson's birthday party. He has quit drugs, after the experience of being clinically dead for 10 minutes. He likes live concerts, supermodels, and the quest for inner peace.
Don't fuck with Axl Rose.
by kingofcanada September 15, 2006
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A great frontman for the great rock band, Guns N' Fucking Roses. Unfortunately, he became a meglomaniac cunt who drove the rest of the band apart and replaced them with a bunch of nobodies. Having fallen far from his former greatness, he should be shot. Multiple times.
Cunt: 1) Vagina 2) A moron 3) Axl Rose post 1992
by Scondren March 09, 2005
a man that needs no definition
by pat voigts November 02, 2003
Frontman of Guns N' Roses, the greatest Rock N' Roll band from the late 80's and early 90's. Axl Rose is a Legendary Rock-superstar, a genius musician, the best singer ever, yet the most dangerous.
Estranged, November Rain, Coma, and many many others
by Trini May 10, 2004
A misunderstood genius and a front man for one of the greatest bands of all time: Guns N' Roses.
You may hate him, but he doesn't care.
by W.AR May 09, 2005
The reason why Rock N Roll ain't for nice guys. he is the ultimate rock star, but as time moved on, he seemed to enjoy his house more than the rest of world. and getting him out of his malibu mansion ain't an easy job.
never the less and Rock N Roll god from the golden era of true rock... the world would be better with Axl putting out records and touring again.
Estranged, Madagascar, The Blues, November Rain, Coma
by Johnny Knocksville May 10, 2004
A legend in his own right, same as Slash and Duff, the other two greats of GnR. A red-haired rock-GOD with a temper to match, who can be sexy, dangerous and sweet, all in the space of a song. His style, attitude, and voice is like nothing the world has ever known before and ever will again. As you can see, I am, along with millions of others, a fan.
Axl is God. End of story.
by RocketQueen April 21, 2004
Axl is the best frontman of the world.
His voice is admirable. Axl is the best singer. Axl is unique.
Axl is like the Sun. We can not live without him.
by Pamela June 05, 2004
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