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Uploaded: June 15, 2008
Artist: Dawn
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One of the bands that I was brought up listening to is a band that is well known by others across the world. He is the lead singer of one of the world’s most popular bands called Guns N Roses. Their music was heavy and raunchy and it was brought together by four members of the band. The line up consisted of singer song writer Axel Rose, lead guitarist Slash, back up guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bass guitarist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler. Front man Axel rose was born William Baily on February 6, 1962 in the state of Indiana. He grew up in a troubled and broken household leaving him to get in trouble quite a bit. He was forced by his mother and step father to attended and participate in church. When I say participate I mean like 8 times a week in the church choir or even Sunday school. He went to church so much that he eventually started teaching Sunday school. Now I mentioned that he grew up in a dysfunctional household right? Well William used to watch his mother get beat often by his step dad so he started thinking that this was a natural way to treat woman. At the age of 17 he learned that the man that had been raising him since he was two years old was not infact his real father at all. Axel learned of his biological father and when he did he changed his last name back over to Rose. He is from Irish, Scottish and German heritage. You often see him perform on stage with a kilt on as he dances and rounds around. I personally always thought for the longest time that he was Scottish because he used to wear a kilt at times. By the time Axel was in his twenties he took the first bus out of Indiana and relocated to Los Angeles in 1982. Once he was stabilized he started working with a few bands like Rapidfire, L.A.Guns, and Hollywood Rose before the final formation of Guns N Roses. Rose started up the band with L.A. Guns band member Tracii Guns in 1985. In 1986 Guns N Roses signed with Geffen Records. The biggest hit album out of the few that was recorded was Appetite for Destruction. This is the album that gave the grungy looking band their fame and fortune, the #1 hit single from the album was no other than Sweet Child O’ Mine followed by Paradise City, and Welcome to the Jungle. All three of those songs became part of the mainstream media and the others were left to the fans ears like Mr. Brwonstone and Night Train. Of course we can’t forget Rocket Queen. In the year of 1988 another great album was released called G N’ R Lies which gained controversy over one particular song for the explicit lyrics of racism. The song was One in a Million. The truth is Axel Rose created a band that will forever be recognized through out time. You will learn how to draw Axel Rose step by step. I hope you were entertained while reading this detailed description on Axel Rose.

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