Wednesday, 6 August 2008

W. Axl Rose


W. Axl Rose (b. 1985, Basingstoke, UK) is the frontman of popular pop/rock combo The Guns And Also The Roses. Prior to forming the band, Rose was a child actor, whose most notable role was playing ‘Data’ in The Goonies. The Guns And Also The Roses have sold in excess of many records - more than Def Leppard, but less than AC/DC.


Rose has previously dated Nicole Kidman, Sarah Ferguson, Kirsten Dunst and Bret Michaels.


Rose is also known for technological innovations. In 1991, he patented a new form of lycra material exclusively for rock stars in which the wearer creates the illusion of possessing an engorged member. The following year Rose put motorcycle wheels on a piano and rode it from California to the other side of California to raise awareness about himself. In 1996 he invented tartan, which remains popular in Scotland and several bars in New York to this day.

His current whereabouts are unknown.


Discography


Live ?!@* Like A Suicide (Uzi Sucide,1986)

Appetite For Destruction (Geffen, 1987)

The Rest (Geffen, 1998 – present day)


Notable appearances


Vengaboys, ‘The Vengaboys Are Coming’ (1999, keyboards, uncredited)

The Bill (ITV, 2003, ‘Shoplifter #2’)

An Audience With Axl Rose (ITV, 2006)


External Links


www.thegunsandalsotheroses.com

www.mycornrowsarefly.com

www.howtoacheivedemocracyinchina.com


[submitted by Ben Myers, thanks Ben]


4 comments:

Martin Higgins said...

Very good, I feel I have learned something today.

Sara said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Sara said...

Bret + Axl = Ace couple

He invented tartan? Wow. I seriously did not know that!

Ben Myers said...

He also invented fruit smoothies and 'the caucasian corn-row'.