Singer W. Axl Rose was born William Bruce Rose Jr. on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. This means that Rose is celebrating his 60th birthday today!
Axl Rose is a singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He’s best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses and has been the only constant member of the band since the band was founded in 1985. He has also toured with AC/DC after Brian Johnson temporarily left the band due to hearing loss in 2016. Numerous media outlets have named Rose one of the best singers of all time!
Axl Rose: Everything You Need To Know!
After being born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, Rose moved to Los Angeles in the early 1980s. He joined several bands there, including Hollywood Rose and L.A. Guns. In 1985, he cofounded Guns N’ Roses. In 1987, the band released their first album, “Appetite for Destruction,” which has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. It’s also the best-selling debut album of all time in the U.S. with over 18 million copies sold.
In 1991, the band followed it up with “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II,” which were both met with critical acclaim. Although the band broke up in 1994, Rose was able to continue working under the Guns N’ Roses name due to having the legal right to do so when the band first started. In 2001, he brought back Guns N’ Roses and released “Chinese Democracy” in 2008, which failed to live up to the expectations of its predecessors.
In 2012, Rose was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Guns N’ Roses but declined to attend and actually asked to be excluded from the legendary rock hall.
Fans are celebrating his birthday with some of the band’s greatest songs. Have a listen!
‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’
With that signature guitar riff, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” has become a Guns N’ Roses classic!
“This intro of the song is just too memorable!” one fan commented.
“the intro of this song never gets old… actually the whole song!!! what a masterpiece,” another shared.
“This song is so nostalgic,” another wrote. “I remember this playing in the car when Going home at a very young age. Haven’t listened to this in ages, But this gave me Goosebumps after revisiting it. Amazing song and band.”
“When a good song stays in the hearts of people for more than 30 years you know that was something great,” another fan shared.
‘Welcome To The Jungle’
No… this isn’t the “Jumanji” reboot! This song was around way before Dwayne Johnson was running around a jungle with Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan!
“I played this song at my grandfather’s funeral and he revived to turn up the volume,” one fan joked.
“This song and the rest of Appetite for Destruction is absolute perfection,” another fan wrote. “I’ve definitely listened to it 100+ times.”
“No matter how old a song is many people still love it,” another shared. “Music never dies.”
“This song is one of those songs that just stays in your memory, forever,” another shared.
“‘Welcome to the Jungle’ is by far my favorite Guns’n’Roses song,” another wrote. “It’s just perfect – the lyrics, the singing, that bass, the guitars, and drumming. You get lost in that intensity.”
Fans absolutely can’t get enough of the nostalgic video for “Paradise City.”
“Guns and roses have always been something special,” one fan commented. “Even people who dont like rock can appreciate this level of art.”
“I love how the comment section on 80,70 and 90s songs are like a big community and brotherhood of people with good taste,” another shared. “And there is no hate just love for quality music.”
“You can say whatever you want, but this song is and always will be legendary,” another wrote.
“This was the tune back in the day,” another fan shared. “Slash is so cool and talented. I want to go to the Paradise City.”
“The best song of the greatest rock band ever,” another wrote.
No matter what favorite Guns N’ Roses song is your favorite, all fans are wishing Axl Rose a happy 60th birthday with many more to come!