Are you a big fan of the Gun N Roses hard rock band? If your answer is a resounding yes, then Axl Rose is familiar to you. He is the current lead vocalist of this famous band. Axl Rose is a well-known record producer, singer, songwriter and musician. Axl has remained in the group since 1985. He is also known for being the AC/DC lead singer. This article will explain all the relevant facts about his early life, career, and earnings. It will also highlight the net worth of Axl Rose in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Axl Rose was born in 1962, 6th February. His birth name is William Bruce Rose Jr. He is also professionally known as W. Axl Rose, Bill Rose, Bill Bailey and William Bruce Bailey. His place of birth was Lafayette, Indiana. His mother and father are Sharon Elizabeth and William Bruce Rose. Sharon was sixteen years and a high school student when she gave birth to Axl. His father was twenty years old by then. His parents separated when he was two years old.
William Bruce molested Axl before disappearing from his life. Sharon was later married to his step-father, Stephen L. Bailey. As a result, Axl changed his sir name to Bailey. Axl grew up with his two younger sisters and Stuart, his half-brother. Axl Rose never discovered the truth about his past until he turned seventeen years.
His biological father succumbed to his death in 1984. He grew up under the Pentecostal faith. However, his step-father was no better. He claimed music, TV and just everything was evil. Rose has even accused him of physically assaulting him and sexually harassing his younger sister. Axl joined Jefferson High School. Rose was often arrested and served different jail terms.
In 1986, Axl started a romantic relationship with Erin Everly, a model. They tied the knot in 1990 in the Las Vegas City. After a single month, Rose filed for divorce, but they reconciled. Everly later suffered from a miscarriage. In 1991, they officially annulled their marriage. He then started dating Stephanie Seymour, a supermodel. However, their relationship never got to marriage.
Throughout their relationship, Axl Rose acted as an excellent dad to Seymour’s son, Dylan. He is a big hater of President Trump administration and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Axl Rose music career officially kicked off in 1983. He met Kevin Lawrence, a guitarist from Los Angeles. Axl joined his band called Rapidfire. In the same year, they recorded a demo with four songs. After the band split, Axl made a group, Hollywood Rose. The band released a demo with five songs in 2004. That was twenty years after the songs were recorded.
In 1985, Axl co-founder Guns N Roses. That was a merge of the Hollywood Rose and L.A Guns band. In 1987, they made a debut album called Appetite for Destruction. That was their breakthrough album. It took the first position in Billboard. Their second album was also a big hit. The band faced challenges but has managed to produce hit music albums and singles.
Net Worth & Earnings
Axl Rose has a net worth of $190 million. Rose earned this wealth from his contribution to the Gun N Roses band. His other source of wealth is for being a co-founder of the band. Rose has also please severally in different live shows. All these have contributed a great deal to his current net worth.
A tough past does not mean your future is dull. Axl Rose has faced family problems since birth. However, that did hold him from achieving his dreams. Despite his challenging early life, he still worked hard to achieve his goals.