In the '80s, Kevin Lawrence was a guitarist in a band called Rapidfire rocking with a still-unknown vocalist who would go on to become Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses fame. Years later, Lawrence is now attempting to release some of that Rapidfire music featuring Rose on vocals.
After teasing fans with clues and billboards throughout the past few weeks, Guns N' Roses have confirmed that they will indeed perform a second residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in 2014. Axl Rose and company's latest Sin City invasion will take place over nine shows running in late May and early June.
Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has made headlines in recent weeks for his humorous takes via social networking to a pair of controversies - the Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl performance and the killing of a baby male giraffe in Copenhagen. However, it's the latter subject matter that still puzzles Rose and has moved him to write again, albeit in a more serious tone this time.
Various news outlets have reported on a controversial decision by a Danish zoo to kill a healthy giraffe before performing an autopsy and dismembering the animal in front of spectators. Despite mass public outcry to save the giraffe, the cause was lost and the giraffe's meat was fed to zoo lions after the animal was euthanized. In a strange and somewhat confusing twist, Axl Rose offered some unique comments on the story via his Twitter account.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have been the center of discussion in the rock world since their Super Bowl performance of 'Give It Away.' It's been revealed that the band played to a pre-recorded instrumental track during the Super Bowl Halftime Show, drawing criticism from some. The latest to sound off on the subject is none other than Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose, who offers up a very interesting reaction to the RHCP controversy.
While rockers are known to trash rooms, a New York based landlord has nothing but high praise for his onetime tenant Axl Rose. However, there is a caveat to his recommendation -- the Guns N' Roses rocker may have never set foot in his apartment.
Who wants to buy Axl Rose's marriage certificate? How about the actual wedding video of the singer's marriage to former actress and model Erin Everly? What about a domestic abuse report? Or break-up letters penned by Rose after the marriage didn't work out? All of this and more can be yours! Seriously.
While Slash and Axl Rose have had a very tumultuous relationship (if you can even call not talking to each other a 'relationship') in the years since Slash parted ways with Guns N’ Roses, the guitarist won't rule out the idea of a reunion at some point.
Last month, Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie and her actor husband Josh Duhamel announced that they had named their son Axl. It's not a very common name, and Fergie has said she's a big Guns N’ Roses fan, meaning the kid was likely named after Axl Rose. This week, TMZ caught up with Slash and asked him his thoughts on the name (watch video above).
While the details are very scarce, a previously unreleased Guns N’ Roses song called ‘Going Down’ surfaced online today (Aug. 20), raising many questions regarding its existence. However, it was quickly taken down by the band's record label.
We've got a fascinating new listen to share with you, even though it's 30 years old. Before Axl Rose picked up the microphone to lead Guns N' Roses, the singer fronted a band called Rapidfire in the early '80s, and believe it or not, Axl sounded like a mix between Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne and Glenn Danzig.
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