When Axl was 17 he fled Indiana on a Greyhound bus destined for Los Angeles (the haven for all that embodies sinnin' and grinnin'). After Guns N' Roses met with the unprecedented success of their debut album "Appetite For Destruction", massive stadium tours soon became a reality, and Axl's status as a bona fide sex symbol was officially cemented. See full bio on IMDb » Axl Rose is flush with cash these days which likely played a factor in settling the lawsuit filed by his longtime roadie and engineer Chris Pitman. Rose has been hobbling around England this week using a walking stick, but little did we know what's… his Guns N' Roses days are done -- for now -- and he's already got AC/DC on the brain.After auditioning for a lion's share of punk bands (many of which he was turned down for because of his uncanny vocal resemblance to Robert Plant) he joined the seminal rock band L. However, internal troubles with the band members and the heavy drug use among them eventually rendered Guns N' Roses obsolete until only recently. We just got Axl cruising through LAX on one of those scooter thingys.…So that’s kind of a neat thing between musicians.” How Slash Responded to Playing Songs “I’m a big fan of our previous lineup, before getting back with Slash and Duff. For him to take on Buckethead or Bumblefoot’s parts, and just step to it on his own, and work on it and like it and enjoy it, that helped a lot.” GNR Company Policy: No Beating Up Kids “When we were opening for bigger bands, and then when we first started headlining, I don’t think anybody knows how violent it was. We put a stop to that pretty quickly, and got rid of people working for us that wanted to beat up kids.So it was really violent, it’s not as near that now.” It Was Tough to Leave Dave Grohl’s Throne Behind “At first it’s really strange, but then people apparently liked how I was moving in it. They didn’t tell me to, but I made myself get out of that chair because you start feeling, as Angus said, ‘a little too comfy.’ It became a safety zone, rather than having to get out their and face the people in another way.” He’s Taking His Increased Workload Very Seriously When asked which other artists he’d like to collaborate with, the already overbooked Rose humorously and incredulously responded. ,” before explaining once again that he offered to help AC/DC simply because he realized “they were going to have a lot of problems” with fans and business partners if they were forced to cancel their tour due to Brian Johnson’s hearing problems. I do want to put out more music with Guns N’ Roses, and I don’t know if that has to do with Slash or not. If he wants to play on something, that would be great. The Guns N’ Roses reunion didn’t happen by chance or whatever.It just has to do with what’s going to be the easiest, what’s going to make the most money, and make the company and the shareholders happy and stuff like that. but as an artist and a musician and working with bands, it doesn’t help me at all, and i don’t think that it helps music.Which, as you can guess, means he has some insane stories to share. Rose needed to leave within minutes, and chili and cheese was not a room-service menu item.And share them he has, via a new book entitled Welcome to My Jungle: An Unauthorized Account of How a Regular Guy Like Me Survived Years of Touring with Guns N Roses, Pet Wallabies, Crazed Groupies, Axl Rose’s Moth Extermination System, & Other Perils on the Road with One of the Greatest Rock Bands of All Time “Just before a show in Buenos Aires for 80,000 people, Rose was already late — the rest of the band was at the venue — when he asked Duswalt to order dinner for him from room service. Duswalt was aware that if Rose failed to get his exact order, he could bail on the show.
You can hear the whole interview above, but we’ve selected a large selection of highlights for you below. But when it comes to their business, it doesn’t have anything to do with that.The letters offer a glimpse inside the couple's relationshipo, which was occasionally turbulent.As transcribed by The Daily Dot, a note from a flower shop bore the inscription, scrawled in capital letters, "FROM AN ASSHOLE!!!" In another letter, he complained that his given name, William, was "too much to bear," and signed off, "think of me when you wipe yo' ass." There's also a three-part note in which Rose assures Everly of his fidelity – "you knew what you got involved in from the beginning" – and wrote a lyric-like paragraph to her: "Ya didn't need ta [sic] play it so tough – I should have known better – I never realized how much you cared and wanted me.Sometimes I'm an unsensitive [sic] bastard." And sometime after her birthday, he wrote her a note that said, "To Erin– Sorry yo' birthday sucked, love, Axl." Others are more touching. you didn't do anything wrong I just became frustrated with my predicament and didn't know how to verbalize my feelings." And on a scrap of paper, he wrote, "No love was there more true Erin I love you Goodbye sweet child - Love Always, - Axl -." One batch of letters is expected to fetch between 0 and 0.
, and he showed up briefly during the closing credits of their documentary about the making of the “Estranged” video (below).