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- Me, Myself, and I
- Name: Bailey, William Bill (Axl Rose)
Nick name: Axl Rose
Birthday : February 6th 1962
Hometown : Lafayette IN, USA
Occupation : Singer, Entertainer, Pianist, Guitarist
Bands : AXL, Rapidfire, Hollywood Rose, L.A. Guns, Guns N' Roses!
Axl Rose (born William Bruce Rose, Jr. on February 6, 1962 in Lafayette, Indiana) is an American hard rock singer and songwriter. His mother remarried when he was an infant, and changed Rose's name to William Bailey, using the last name of her new husband Stephen Bailey. At the age of 17, he readopted the name William Rose, and would later legally change it to W. Axl Rose..... read the blog!! lol
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The latest release date is now
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New Date for Chinese Democracy..yet again the date for release is later.
The new release date is...17/09/2007
but keep on waiting there keeping it back to improve it...just hang in there.
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He is best known as the lead singer of Guns N' Roses, and is the only original member still part of the band's line-up. Although he is regarded by many as one of hard rock's all-time greatest frontmen, Rose is also infamous for his onstage antics, disputes with former bandmates, and for his constant rewriting of the still-unreleased Chinese Democracy album.
Axl Rose was brought up in a deeply religious Pentecostal family. He sang in church and taught Sunday school. The strict discipline and Pentecostal education he received as a child led to his rebellion as an adolescent against both Indiana and society in general.
He had a troubled childhood and, as an adult, stated that repressed memories had revealed to him that his biological father, William Rose, had sexually abused him as a small child. William Rose left the family when Axl was two years old. Axl also suffered physical abuse at the hands of his stepfather, Stephen Bailey.
Growing up, Axl thought Bailey was his biological father; Axl's name had been "William Bailey" since his father had left. At age seventeen however, he learned of his biological father's existence and readopted his birth name, William Rose. He would only refer to himself as "W. Rose", however, as he did not wish to share a name with his biological father.
Because of his turbulent upbringing and his mother's reluctance to leave the abusive Bailey, Rose is said to have issues with women. He himself claimed in a Rolling Stone interview in 1992 that during his childhood he was made to believe that women and sexuality were evil and that due to the violent treatment of his mother by his stepfather he witnessed as an impressionable child, he had been led to think that domestic violence was the normal way of things 1
Youth in Indiana
Rose showed strong interest in music, singing in the choir at church and studying piano. As a teenager he formed a band called Axl. He kept the band's name as his own, and adopted the name Axl as his own legal name.
Throughout his youth, Axl Rose was in trouble numerous times with the police and was arrested over twenty times on charges such as public drunkenness and assault. In his late teenage years Lafayette authorities attempted to have him  locked up as a habitual criminal and on the advice of his lawyer, he left Indiana and headed to Los Angeles in the early 1980s to pursue a rock music career where he was re-united with close childhood friend and former Indiana bandmate, Izzy Stradlin.
Los Angeles: the rise of Guns N' Roses
The early 1980s music scene in Los Angeles featured both punk and heavy metal bands. Axl wanted to meld the two styles into a unique musical form. Rose moved through a number of bands, including Hollywood Rose, L.A. Guns, Rapidfire, A.X.L., and Rose. Then, after bringing in his former L.A. Guns bandmates, Tracii Guns (who was soon replaced by Slash, real name Saul Hudson) and Rob Gardner (who was soon replaced by Steven Adler), Guns N' Roses were formed in the summer of 1985.
Desperately poor, the fledgling band struggled to survive in the streets of LA. Allegedly, Rose and Stradlin even sold drugs for petty cash. According to Rose, they manipulated women for their money, an example being at a party at an unnamed woman's house and while one band member had sex with the woman, the others would raid her wallet for the little cash they could salvage. 
They eventually rented a small apartment, dubbed the Hell House, which quickly became a den for sex, drugs and rock n' roll. L.A. promoter Vicky Hamilton allegedly managed the band and got them their first gigs.
With Axl Rose (vocals), Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitar), Slash (lead guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Steven Adler (drums), Guns N' Roses signed a recording contract with Geffen Records in 1986. The band released its first full-length album, Appetite for Destruction, in 1987. Mixing blazing power chords with Axl's shrieking vocals, the album was not an imme
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