9 Really Cool, Surprising Facts About Axl Rose You Didn’t See Coming – AT ALL

9 Really Cool, Surprising Facts About Axl Rose You Didn’t See Coming – AT ALL | Society Of Rock Videos

Happy Birthday Axl


1. Slash’s nickname for Axl used to be “the Ayatollah.”


2. Axl is a huge Elton John fan, and made a presentation when John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. The two also sang a duet of “Bohemian Rhapsody” at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness.

3. In 2012, Axl allowed the online streaming of the Guns N’ Roses’ Chicago House of Blues show with a mandatory donation to the Feeding America charity.

4. When Axl was writing “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” he listened to Lynyrd Skynyrd records over and over to inspire the song’s sound.


5. Axl also loves Christina Aguilera, proclaiming her “one of the greatest vocalists of our time” in Blender.


6. Axl’s vocal range was scientifically studied and proven to be the highest range of all popular vocalists, no matter what genre. Axl’s pipes even busted out Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Prince’s!



7. Rose used to bring copies of Never Mind the Bullocks and Queen II with him wherever he went.


8. In 2012, Guns N’ Roses played Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit, performing acoustic numbers in hopes to raise money for disabled children- Axl performed the show with strep throat.


9. Axl made a surprise appearance at the Teenage Cancer Trust Ward in London, England in 2006. He spoke to the teens, got to know them and asked questions about what they like to do in their free time.

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“I’m still just me and, with a lot of people’s help, the group was able to become a huge financial success. None of us were the popular kids in school – we were all outcasts who got together and pooled our talents.” – Axl Rose


Although Axl had his moments on stage and seemed to be quite the male “diva,” is it possible that we have Axl Rose wrong?

Happy birthday Axl! Can’t wait to see what you and the boys do together soon!!


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