Axl Rose Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


25th April 2016

Fact: GUNS N' ROSES have extended their upcoming summer (16) tour following their successful classic line-up reunion at California's Coachella music festival and shows in Mexico. Axl Rose, Slash and Duff MCKagan wrapped up their second headlining set at Coachella on Saturday (23Apr16), and now they have added a handful of extra dates for their Not In This Lifetime Tour, which kicks off in June (16). The additional gigs include a hometown show at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on 18 August (16).


5th January 2016

Quote: "Axl Rose was supposed to be here tomorrow, but he will not be here tomorrow for reasons known only to Axl Rose." Comedian Jimmy Kimmel confirmed Guns N' Roses star Axl Rose will not be a guest on his U.S. chat show on Tuesday night (05Jan16) during his programme on Monday (04Jan16). The rocker was expected to announce details of a Guns N' Roses classic line-up reunion on the late-night show. It has since been confirmed he and guitarist Slash will reunite to headline this year's (16) Coachella festival in California.


4th December 2014

Tweet: "If I'm dead do I still have to pay taxes?" GUNS N' ROSES rocker Axl Rose sees the funny side of a death hoax that circulated online on Wednesday (03Dec14). The false report suggested the frontman had been found dead in his Hollywood home.


29th May 2014

Quote: "If I had to say who I thought the best singers were, I'd say first that I don't know there's a definitive answer, as, in my opinion it's subjective, and second that my focus is primarily rock singers. That said, I enjoy Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley, Paul MCCartney, Dan MCCafferty, Janis Joplin, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Don Henley, Jeff Lynne, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Scott, Etta James, Fiona Apple, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and a ton of others... and would rather hear any of them anytime rather than me!" Axl Rose responds to a new online poll which placed his at the top of the world's greatest singers list.


16th September 2013

Quote: "I think it's really cool, I actually talked to (Fergie and Josh Duhamel) yesterday. It's all good... who am I to judge?" Slash opens up about his collaborator Fergie's decision to call her new son Axl. Reports suggest the baby is named after Slash's former GUNS N' ROSES co-star Axl Rose.


26th November 2012

Fact: Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin had a post-Thanksgiving reunion with his former pal Axl Rose on Saturday (24Nov12) when he joined the singer onstage during the band's Las Vegas residency to perform the song 14 Years. The musician previously made amends with Rose and played with his old band for the first time in six years back in May (12), during a tour stop in London.


25th October 2012

Quote: "I haven't really voted. I'm in California and it usually leans Democratic and that's usually where I'm leaning anyway. It's not like, let them (other people) do it, it's just usually for the presidential stuff, it's usually such a landslide... but I would lean Democratic, I would lean (towards) Obama." Rocker Axl Rose doesn't feel the need to exercise his right to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.


25th October 2012

Quote: "When he came out singing, he's just a powerhouse... He's just so the real deal and so strong." GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose was in awe of Neil Young when his band joined the veteran rocker onstage at his 26th annual Bridge School Benefit show in California last weekend (20Oct12).


8th June 2012

Tweet: "Got my things back (really just an excited fan.) Thank you to the person for returning them n' big thanks 2 the Paris police." Rocker Axl Rose on the prompt return of his jewellery, which was stolen from an after-show party in France earlier this week (begs04Jun12).


18th January 2011

Quote: "I saw the Music Radar poll where Axl was voted the greatest lead singer of all time. I thought that was pretty cool. We may have had our differences, but it will never undermine the fact that Guns Nā€™ Roses, when it was originally together, was one of the best rock bands. And Axl has always in my mind been one of the best frontmen and lyricists in rock and roll, period." Guitar legend Slash is full of praise for his former Guns N' Roses bandmate Axl Rose, despite their frosty relations. The singer beat Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant and John Lennon to claim the title in a recent MusicRadar.com poll.


18th October 2010

Quote: "Look at Sting, when he does his solo stuff, he doesn't call it The Police. Phil Collins doesn't call it Genesis. That's how you're supposed to do it. He's being a total baby. F**king grow up already." STEVEN ADLER is convinced his former GUNS N' ROSES bandmate Axl Rose should have released the band's latest album CHINESE DEMOCRACY as a solo effort instead of replacing the original line-up.


24th September 2010

Quote: "He's insane, that's it. The bottom line. The f**ker's insane. I said it. OK, fine, f**k me... I try and try to be f**king so cool about him... I swear to God, he's a nutball." Rocker STEVEN ADLER on his former GUNS N' ROSES bandmate Axl Rose.


23rd September 2010

Fact: Liza Minnelli is set to thrill New York City fans on Monday night (27Sep10) with a secret show at Manhattan celebrity hotspot, The Gramercy Park Hotel's Rose Bar, reports the New York Post. The last round of Rose Bar sessions featured rock stars Axl Rose, Dave Navarro and Slash.


2nd August 2010

Quote: "I won't pray to God to talk to Axl (about a Guns N' Roses reunion) because if God tried to talk to Axl, he'd make him wait." Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer STEVEN ADLER on his former bandmate Axl Rose.


20th February 2009

Quote: "I'll be Axl Rose out here! It'll be 12 years later and we'll be talking about CHINESE DEMOCRACY. I really like the (time constraints)." Rap superstar JAY-Z fears his highly-anticipated BLUEPRINT 3 album will become the hip-hop equivalent of GUNS N' ROSES' latest album if he doesn't set himself a release date to aim for completion. The Chinese Democracy disc took 15 years to perfect before it finally hit shelves in November (08).


14th December 2008

Quote: "The record CHINESE DEMOCRACY you may have is nothing short of a miracle in almost each and every way that either it or I exist, in my opinion, under the bizarre and ugly conditions of the last over 15 years." GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose on taking so long to produce the band's latest LP.


5th November 2008

Quote: "It's not GUNS N' ROSES any more. But good luck to them." Ozzy Osbourne believes the rockers' new LP CHINESE DEMOCRACY isn't a "comeback" album - because Axl Rose is the band's only remaining original member.


2nd July 2007

Quote: "I really wish that he had used a different name. But things are as they are. Unfortunately neither Slash nor I have any contact with him, and that's a bit sad." Former GUNS N' ROSES star Duff Mckagan thinks frontman Axl Rose was wrong to keep the band's name alive after his bandmates all quit.


11th June 2007

Fact: GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose dedicated last night's (10Jun07) show in Perth, Australia to late AC DC singer BON SCOTT. The concert opened the group's first Australian tour in 15 years.


23rd May 2006

Quote: "It was like the most surreal thing that has ever happened to me in my whole life." Axl Rose on his New York nightclub spat with designer Tommy Hilfiger.


28th March 2006

Fact: Late The Clash rocker Joe Strummer contributed guitar for JANKY HOLOCAUST, a track recorded for the long-awaited GUNS N' ROSES album CHINESE DEMOCRACY, two weeks before his death. Frontman Axl Rose has since ditched the tune from the finished album.


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