Axl Rose

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W. Axl Rose (born William Bruce Rose Jr.; raised as William Bruce Bailey; born February 6, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for being the lead vocalist and lyricist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, and has also been the band's sole constant member since their inception in 1985. He has also toured with Australian rock band AC/DC, deputising for Brian Johnson after Johnson's hearing loss in 2016. Rose has been named one of the greatest singers of all time by various media outlets, including Rolling Stone and NME.Born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, Rose moved in the early 1980s to Los Angeles, where he became active in the local hard rock scene and joined several bands, including Hollywood Rose and L.A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Axl Rose has received more than 11,009,524 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Axl Rose is the 242nd most popular singer (down from 214th in 2019), the 1,585th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,349th in 2019) and the 78th most popular American Singer.

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  • 54

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  • 4.25

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  • 4.99

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Among singers, Axl Rose ranks 242 out of 3,541Before him are Sonny Bono, Milva, Fabrizio De André, Johnny Logan, Jacqueline Boyer, and Rashid Behbudov. After him are Frida Boccara, Van Morrison, Mory Kanté, Mariska Veres, Lil Wayne, and Joey Ramone.

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Among people born in 1962, Axl Rose ranks 29Before him are Mohammed Omar, Kirk Hammett, Steve Carell, Izzy Stradlin, Dave Gahan, and Stephen Chow. After him are Emilio Estevez, Gabe Newell, Anthony Kiedis, Carlos Sainz, Michelle Yeoh, and Milo Đukanović.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Axl Rose ranks 1,585 out of 15,968Before him are Erich Segal (1937), Annie Jump Cannon (1863), Lloyd Bridges (1913), Michael Connelly (1956), Joseph Cotten (1905), and Robert E. Howard (1906). After him are David Caruso (1956), Julia Child (1912), Aaron Burr (1756), Gore Vidal (1925), Frank Drake (1930), and Jeff Koons (1955).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Axl Rose ranks 78Before him are Chris Cornell (1964), Bessie Smith (1894), Meat Loaf (1947), John Fogerty (1945), Carole King (1942), and Sonny Bono (1935). After him are Lil Wayne (1982), Joey Ramone (1951), Gene Vincent (1935), Phil Ochs (1940), Connie Francis (1938), and Anthony Kiedis (1962).

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