Who is Axl Rose? What disease does he have?
When it comes to singers, who is the first singer in your mind? Everyone has their preferences. But if I tell you, Axl Rose is a great personality. In today’s article, we will tell you about the same Axl Rose, who he is, and who his wife is; apart from this, we will share everything about his wealth and success, which you will be surprised to hear.
In 1985, he co-founded Guns N’ Roses, with whom he had great success and recognition in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their first album, Appetite for Destruction (1987), has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling debut album of all time in the U.S., with 18 million units sold.
As for Axl Rose, it came from one of his first bands. After moving to Los Angeles, he started a band called AXL, and a friend suggested he adopt the name for himself. He legally changed his name to W. Axl Rose before Guns N’ Roses signed their recording contract in 1986.
Axl Rose has frequently been considered one of the best rock and roll singers of all time for his wide-ranging vocal ability and his distinctive yelping, as exemplified on Guns N’ Roses’ debut album, Appetite for Destruction.
He participated in the school chorus and studied piano at his high school. He was/is a bass-baritone and began developing “different voices” during chorus practice to confuse his teacher. Rose’s voice can easily go from bass to a high tenor, making him one of the most versatile singers.
His excessive use of mask singing makes his voice sound like that. Mask or pharyngeal resonance is at the back of your throat; you may find this resonance by elongating the “n” in the word “nun.” Normally, people will sing it with a balance between chest voice and head voice with pharyngeal resonance as a connector, but Axl Rose always used this resonance excessively to make that kind of unique sound.
However, only some people do that will sound nice like he did. It depends a lot on the structure of your throat, the size of your vocal cords, bone structure, etc.; at the end of the day, the simplest answer to the question is because he is unique. He was born to sing.
Is Axl Rose and Slash still together?
Slash Reflects On How He Reconciled With Axl Rose Years After GNR Breakup. It’s hard to believe that Slash and Duff McKagan have been back in Guns N’ Roses for nearly six years, and the rekindled partnership with Axl Rose has resulted in no drama.
Slash and McKagan feuded with Rose for longer than the entirety of their first go-around in GNR, but all three parties grew up their years apart and pulled off a seamless reunion (and one of the most lucrative tours of all).
Despite some setbacks, Slash tells Classic Rock magazine that his career has “been f—ing awesome.” It’s a realization that no doubt played into his and Rose’s reconciliation and the optimism around the future of their partnership.
Slash remembered his earliest jam sessions with what became Guns N’ Roses. He says the early components of the band were exactly what he was looking for at the time.
“It would have been a band I would have listened to had I not been in it…” he explained. “But I saw it as being a cool cult band. I didn’t have any fantasies of it being anything super-huge. So none of us was prepared for what it turned into when it did [take off].
“I thought it was a great band with a certain energy and chemistry, but I didn’t know that one record [Appetite for Destruction] would become what it became — that it would sort of transcend…”
GNR’s story from there is a well-worn tale of too much, too young, too fast. Drugs, fame, and money fueled the band’s rise, its eventual breakup, and the hard feelings that lingered for some 20 years.
The reunion, on the other hand, came from a more mature place. Slash says he agreed to the initial run of shows with no expectations for how it would work long-term. But after taking the stage at Coachella in 2016, he says the new GNR felt like “a magical kind of thing… an overwhelmingly positive experience.”
“When we got together, Axl Rose and I got over this major sort of hump of negativity that we’ve been carrying around for years and years,” he said. “It was a real simple, relatively short conversation that we had… In all these years that we’ve been apart, he’s become super-f—ing professional. And he’s never missed a beat during this whole time. So it’s been great. A sort of synergy has been happening these last six years that we never had in our first incarnation. “
Slash has often praised Rose’s work ethic in recent years, and he’s not alone. In a 2019 interview with Q104.3, McKagan described the singer’s conduct as “inspiring.”
The good feelings helped the band bring their first new material to fruition in years — a pair of singles released this past fall. Slash says the band continues to work on new material and will have an “entire record’s worth of stuff” ready before long.
Why did Guns and Roses break up?
Slash explains the ‘catalyst’ that started the Axl Rose Guns N Roses reunion. GUNS N ROSES has endured a lot of band member drama over the past two decades, and Slash has now broken his silence on the “catalyst” that finally prompted him to “bury the hatchet” with his lead singer and friend Axl Rose after years of vicious fighting.
Guns N Roses are now back at their best, performing their greatest hits in stadiums all over the world. Slash quit the band due to personal tensions with frontman Axl Rose in 1996. Still, a new interview with the group’s former manager suggests that the divide between the two musicians began much earlier — and can be partly attributed to Michael Jackson.
Axl Rose said Slash was “better removed” from the band. He went on: “And the less anyone heard of him or his supporters, the better.” (Via Spinner) The Sweet Child O Mine singer claimed Slash and bassist Duff McKagan did “damage to his writing ability.” He said: “At the time of the [Use Your Illusion] tours, Slash and Duff said: ‘You’re an idiot, you’re a loser.’ I didn’t write for years. I felt I was hindered for a very long time.”
Who is the richest in Guns N Roses?
The Current Net Worth Of The Members Of Guns N Roses, Ranked
- Axl Rose – $200 Million.
- Slash – $90 Million.
- Duff McKagan – $70 Million.
- Dizzy Reed – $40 Million.
- Frank Ferrer – $32 Million.
- Izzy Stradlin – $28 Million.
- Steven Adler – $15 Million.
- Richard Fortus – $3.5 Million.
Axl Rose is the one and only consistent band member of GNR. He and Stradlin have known each other since high school, and upon meeting up with Slash, Adler, and McKagan, the rest is history. According to Biography, the lead singer is known for his intensity, full of energy just waiting to be released on stage.
Perhaps what saved Rose from some of his other bandmates’ history was that he never suffered from addiction and lived a somewhat reclusive lifestyle. In 2012, Rose was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2016, he toured as frontman for the iconic band AC/DC but, like Slash and other members of the band, always came back home and has earned a massive net worth due to his hard work.
Possibly one of the most iconic musicians in history, we know Slash when we see him because of his long, curly hair and top hat. The London-born musician grew up in the music industry. His mother designed costumes for David Bowie, Ringo Starr, and Janis Joplin. His father created album covers for Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.
The lead guitarist has known Adler since high school, and the bandmates traveled to L.A., eventually meeting up with Rose and McKagan to form the band. After leaving the band in 1996, Slash went on to work with Michael Jackson and others but has since reunited with his brothers.
What makes Axl Rose’s voice unique?
Axl Rose has one of the most distinctive voices we have ever heard. He developed this singing tone during his childhood. He used to sing in a local church choir at the age of five and performed at services with his brother and sister. Axl Rose participated in the school chorus and studied piano at his high school.
Friends, he was/is a bass-baritone and began developing “different voices” during chorus practice to confuse his teacher. Rose’s voice can easily go from bass to a high tenor, making him one of the most versatile singers—his songs, for example. – Welcome to the Jungle and Patience – have entirely different vocal ranges.
An instance quoted on Rollingstones.com:
Slash still remembers the first time he heard Axl Rose’s singing voice. He heard it on a low-fidelity cassette tape shortly before joining Guns N’ Roses. “His squeal was so high-pitched that I thought it might be a technical flaw on the tape,” he wrote in his memoir, Slash.
“It sounded like the squeak that a cassette makes just before the tape snaps – except it was in key.” When Slash realized the superhuman voice was legit, he knew he had found his frontman. Rolling Stone has put him in the 6th rank regarding the most unique voice.
He has grittiness in his tone even when compared to his contemporaries such as Sebastian Bach or Vince Neil. He is a natural baritone, yet he can access a lot of ‘money’ tenor notes, such as the ending of the bridge of Welcome To The Jungle and the final notes of Sweet Child O’Mine. In his prime, Axl Rose is one of the best and most original hard rock voices I have heard.
In most of his albums, he is singing dry. He is dry in that he makes his voice quite harsh when singing(which sounds great!!), plus he has a great vocal range.
But sadly, his distinctive style of singing, stressing his throat too much to go harsh, has made his voice quality go down(you can notice the change between his 1994 and 2014 vids), and he’s not the same he was in the 90’s era. But still, he’s a great vocalist, and GnR is the greatest band ever.
Is it true that Axl Rose never had a drug problem?
Axl Rose claims that he did do drugs, including heroin, and also tried LSD when he was younger. He says, however, that he would ride out the withdrawal and sober up to meet with the executives regarding band business. I used it, and some people can control their drug use.
Axl Rose hated the thought of anything getting the better of him, so he was cautious. Eventually, he went on a spiritual trip where he got past life therapy, etc., and I think it’s at that point that he got his “fix” from New Age Gurus and all kinds of “healing treatments,” which sometimes cost a hell of a lot and turned out to be a bunch of charlatans.
Still, that became his thing, and his bandmates were skeptical of what he believed, i.e., “bad energy,” etc. He had a psychic “advisor,” Sharon Maynard, and believed he had recalled some of his past lives … so I think that replaced drugs for him. Also, in one interview, I think it was maybe the one with Eddie Trunk, where he dropped in unexpectedly with Sebastian Bach. They asked him something, and he was like, yeah.
I bought some caviar the other day, and they said, “Caviar? WTF dude? That’s 200 dollars an ounce (or whatever, I don’t remember exactly how much), and Axl Rose was like, well, other people spend their money on blow; I spend it on Caviar. Also, drug addicts generally don’t eat well, and as we all know, Axl Rose ate well.
I think he chose drugs and food and went for food. I know because after quitting drugs, I became much fatter than I used to be. So, I reckon he tried it, had some close scrapes, but decided he didn’t like not being in control 100%, so he didn’t do it anymore and found what he considered “healthier” alternatives in spirituality and eating like a normal person.
Why do people dislike Axl Rose so much?
You mean, why do some people hate him so much? I’m sure there’s more than one reason, so I will talk about one that is a little deeper than “he used to have meltdowns.” Nothing is thought-provokingThere’s about that, so why do it?
For it to be worth it for me to take my time to answer someone’s question, there has to be something of value to be offered. That’s why I’m putting forth because he dared to age.
Appetite For Destruction was released in the summer of 1987 when Axl was 25. It was and still is the best-selling debut album in rock history.
Some people hate Axl because they have that 25-year-old picture of him in their minds, and his age reminds them of their mortality.
Getting old is no fun. Ideally, we’d all be able to stay in the physical prime of our lives for a long lifetime, but of course, that’s a wish for the impossible, even in rock and roll.
The reality is that our favorite performers age, just as we all do. Axl Rose doesn’t look like he did at 25, or doesn’t he do at 25?
If you’re of ratio X, chances are good that Guns and Roses remind you of your youth more than any other single band you could name.
For many of us, Axl Rose and the rest of the band provided the soundtrack to our high school days when we were just entering adulthood and had every damn thing in the world going for us. Our futures were wide open.
It is how Axl Rose looked in his physical prime and when his voice was in top form.
Years went by, and as Generation X entered middle age, Axl Rose already had, by just a few years. He started to look like this:
To his credit, Axl Rose doesn’t down” anymore.”He’s become more reliable and far more level-headed! He has matured. That should come with age, but for some people, it never does.
People who hate Axl Rose are very vocal about it. I hear about how “he got old” and fat” far more” than I hear about his acquired positive characteristics.
Why would they do that when the positive changes he has exhibited are so much more substantial? Axl Rose couldn’t acouldn’ting his youth, but that he did reminds them that they’ve lothey’vers too.
Friends, they can’t hate can’t for having a bad temper anymore or for being rude to fans. They can’t hate can’t anymore for being unreliable. They can’t hate to be strung out on drugs anymore because he also took responsibility there.
Axl Rose has exhibited more personal growth than anyone would have expected. He’s all expectations and has become a much more responsible man. All they’ve got hate is that he aged.
That’s it. That can’t even be him for the band breaking up because the Guns and Roses reunion tour of 2016–2019 was one of the most successful. The one thing Axl couldn’t do was the aging process.
For the people shallow enough to hate him for that, the visual image of Axl Rose having aged just hit a little too close to home. They reacted to that in a way reminiscent of a young Axl Rose. They had a tantrum. The single biggest icon of their youth had confronted them with their mortality.
What is it like to meet Axl Rose in person?
I met him in 1985, right before Guns and Roses was formed. It was at the state fair in L.A. He said I was the prettiest girl he had seen all day. I looked over my shoulder to see who he was talking about.
It made him laugh, and he told the drummer…she turned around. He took a break, and I spent fifteen minutes talking to him.
I told him he was going to be very famous soon. He wanted to know if it was under the name L.A. Guns. I said no, but the name was half right. He was starting a new band and gave me three choices of names for bands. Guns and Roses was one of the names.
He said he had drawn a logo and wanted me to tell him its shape. I told him it was a circle. He let me hold one of his necklaces to see if I could tell anymore, and he was soft-spoken, calm, and intelligent. He told me the girl he had tattooed on his arm was his girlfriend.
Friends, he told me I had to know who he was because most people who lived in L.A. did. When he found out I lived in AZ and had never heard him before the gig at the fair, he got chills and goosebumps on his arms.
He asked if he would ever be internationally known. I told him he would be known around the world. He said he couldn’t imagine it but hoped I was right. I replied I have always been right about something I felt strongly about.
Friends, I was 19 at the time, and I wanted to get an autograph, and I didn’t have a pen paper. I told him my dad would. He took one look at my 6″5 dad and bailed before I could get that autograph.
I am proud that he exceeded even what I could tell him then.
Why do you love Axl Rose?
It comes from a guy who doesn’t love Axl Rose in the 15-year-old cringy fan girl way who knows about 5 GnR songs. On this note, can I say to you ‘fans’ who love Axl Rose it is so cringe what you do?
Pretending to be in love with some rock star, yes, he looks half decent, but come on, stop trying to be edgy and beg for attention just because not all kids your age listen to rock n roll. But I think Axl Rose is one of, if not THE best, frontman/rock singer.
A lot of this is down to the entire energy of GnR back in the day. The guy had a pretty shitty upbringing, and I respect anyone who can go through all that and end up using their talent and hard work to get to the top.
I ‘love’ him because of the music he has provided the world, again with thanks to Slash and the other members. I can’t think of another band I would listen to as much as GnR, and I have a wide musical taste. As a guitar player, Slash’s riffs, combined with Axl’s voice and onstage performance, is a rock n roll match that was meant to be.
It being said, we all know Axl turned into a bit of a twat. Trying to take control of GnR and setting up his tribute act. I like to think these days he sounds better (not exactly 80s 90s, but good) and has somewhat settled the crap he and Slash had between them. He is more chilled and turns up on time.
So yeah, I love Axl Rose for his music and onstage performances.
What happened to Axl Rose? And what is he doing now? He was so amazing at the beginning. Was it drugs, or does he have mental problems now? What ruined his life and his looks, etc.?
I will tell you a little secret about what happened to Axl Rose. Are you paying attention?
The guy is 61 years old! Not everyone is born with the genes that make it possible for them to look 20 years younger than they are. Some people spend their lives getting plastic surgery and working out in the gym to stay looking younger. Some people say fuck that, I am going to enjoy life.
My brother used to be skinny, like Axl Rose used to be skinny. Then he got older, and he was no longer skinny. Most men who are skinny when they are young are not skinny when they are older.
My brother is also bald; many older men go bald. That is genetics, too. Axl’s hair may not be the flowing locks it used to be, but he is 61; he is probably glad he has the hair left, which is much more than most 61-year-old men I know.
So while you are being all detrimental about how this 61-year-old looks, remember he spends hours on a stage poncing around and putting his life and soul into entertaining people like you! When you are 61, you can do that the way he can. I am 61 years old, and I know I couldn’t.
Is Axl Rose gay?
No, I don’t believe Axl Rose could abide gay sex in any way. It is why: Axl was pretty candid in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine many years ago, saying that his stepfather “f**ked him in the ass” when he was just two years old.
He acknowledged his many years of therapy and admitted that he still had issues with the horrific memories. After reading this article, I finally could see Axl Rose in a positive light. Nobody deserves that kind of treatment at any age.
What is something that needs to be said about Axl Rose?
That he’s a musical genius, but the general public thinks he’s another washed-up 80’s hair band singer that was an asshole.
The general public is completely wrong; as usual, GNR was the first group to get credit for destroying the hair band scene, and the second was Nirvana, which dropped a nuclear bomb on the Sunset Strip…BOOM!!!
Back to Axl Rose and his quick rise to rock god fame. Unlike any other 80’s rock singers, Axl was ushered in by rock n roll Hall of Fame veterans. They all wanted to perform with Axl; here are just a few:
- Mick Jagger
- Elton John
- Tom Petty
- Don Henley
- Bruce Springsteen
- Remaining Members of the Queen
- Steven Tyler
- Jeff Beck
And MANY more. One thing that they all said about Axl Rose was, “That guy can sing!”.
I’d say that the most important thing that should be said about Axl Rose is that he was hands down the best rock singer of his time. If not him, who was the best?
Why did Axl Rose and Vince Neil hate one another?
Vince Neil sucker punched Axl Rose’s bandmate (and childhood best friend) Izzy Stradlin in the face at the 1989 MTV VMAs. Neil claimed that Stradlin had assaulted his pregnant wife, Sharise, at an L.A. club the previous year. Rose took exception to Neil’s assault on Stradlin, thus beginning the feud.
It then escalated after Rose claimed that he heard stories of Neil talking smack about him and exaggerating the incident with Stradlin; Neil, in turn, spoke of hearing insults and threats from Rose and challenged Rose to a public fight during a televised interview (the fight, sadly, never materialized; could have made for must-see T.V.).
The funny part is that Izzy Stradlin, the catalyst for the whole thing, reportedly called Neil and apologized to him, but by that point, Neil and Rose already hated each other’s guts for other reasons.
Why does Axl Rose still hate Slash?
Axl Rose doesn’t hate Slash. He was very close to him and worried a lot about his health. Slash was addicted to heroin in a very serious way, and when he wasn’t on heroin, he drank to such excess that he was always close to death. Axl didn’t want Slash to die; sometimes, you can only do that by cutting off from someone and including emotionally.
As a rehabbed drug addict, I experienced the same thing when my mother broke all ties and refused to help me until I hit rock bottom. Slash nearly died due to his drug and alcohol abuse but continued using. You can do nothing in cases like these except leave the person alone.
Axl Rose didn’t want to be reminded of Slash when they were separated, which is why he reacted so heftily against people wearing “Where’s Slash” T-shirts, etc. He wanted to get Slash out of his mind and didn’t appreciate that the public was so unaccepting of the new band members who all worked hard to learn songs and write new ones.
The bottom line is that Axl Rose was unwilling to continue enabling Slash’s drug abuse. He made things difficult for him, and Slash chose to leave. It’s like the story of the prodigal son. Now that Slash is completely sober, they can work together again.