He was big in the 80s when hard rock and metal where at their highest, known for his ability to give a show you'll never forget.
People who went to Guns N' Roses shows knew they might get 1 song or 10, depending on how Axel felt. If something bugged him, you knew. Constantly getting in fights with people seeing his concerts.
He is from the amazingly awesome classic hard rock band (sometimes considered metal), Guns N' Roses. He originated from the band Hollywood Rose, but joined up with the members of LA Guns to form Guns N' Roses. Later on Slash joined the band as their guitarist to form a kick ass group.
Appetite For Destruction album songs:
Welcome To The Jungle
It's So Easy
Out Ta Get Me
Think About You
Sweet Child O' Mine- My favorite song by Axel Rose