Tag Archive | Axl Rose

Happy Birthday, Eddie Izzard!

Eddie Izzard

British Comedian/Actor, Marathon Runner and Action Transvestite Eddie Izzard was born on this day, February 7th, in 1962. That makes him exactly one day younger than Axl Rose! Just take a look at the two of them and see who is better preserved at this still relatively young age! I just saw Eddie perform here in NYC on Monday of this week while car shopping and he was completely hilarious! Happy Birthday, Eddie!

Eddie Izzard Work in Progress Ticket

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Happy Birthday, Axl Rose

Axl Rose Rock In Rio
Remember when we thought This Guy was the Crazy Axl Rose? Ah, memories.

William Bruce Bailey, also known as Axl Rose, celebrates another Birthday today, having been born on February 6th, 1962. I feel bad that Axl has lost his mind and become such a dick, but I guess we can always look back on Appetite for Destruction, which is a work of genius, and remember the good times. Happy Birthday Axl. Have some cake.

GNR Birthday Cake
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Happy Birthday, Steven Adler!

Original Guns N Roses Line Up
Original Guns ‘N’ Roses Line Up, Steven Adler on Far Right

Original Guns ‘N’ Roses Drummer Steven Adler was born on this day, January 22nd in 1965. Adler (real name: Michael Coletti) has the dubious distinction of being the first member of the band to be fired by singer Axl Rose, setting a trend that would continue until Rose was the only remaining original member left in the group by the late ’90s. Happy Birthday, Steven!

Guns N’ Roses Release Appetite for Destruction

Appetite Cover
“My Way, Your Way, Anything Goes Tonight.”

On this Date, July 21st in 1987: Guns N’ Roses released their landmark debut album Appetite for Destruction, which would later spend five weeks on top of the Billboard 200 album chart. As of September 2008 the album is certified 18 times platinum. The band Guns N’ Roses in their original line-up – Axl, Slash, Duff, Steven and Izzy – were inarguable the greatest hard rock band of that era. The fact that Axl Rose could and would willingly destroy that band is proof enough to me that the man is mentally ill. You can read my interview with original GNR guitarist Slash from February 2001 at this link.

Appetite Williams

Original Robert Williams Cover Art

Can Somebody say “Axl Rose Publicity Stunt”?


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According to this story from Excite.com, Kevin Cogill, a 27-year-old blogger suspected of streaming songs on his Web site allegedly from the unreleased, ten-years-plus-in-the-making Guns N’ Roses album, Chinese Democracy was arrested Wednesday (8/27). Somehow, this non-story has made national news overnight, so I can’t help but suspect that this might be just another one of eccentric douchebag Axl Rose’s desperate machinations designed to keep him and his band of posers in the public eye while he wanks away on an album that any sane person realizes will never see the light of day. Yawn city.

In related news: Here are Eight More reasons For the album’s delay!