Was Axl Rose ever in the military?

Was Axl Rose ever in the military?

4. Axl Rose: Axl's military history is fraught with controversy. Axl participated in the Army and was stationed in Germany in the early 1980s, according to some reports. He quit the band and enrolled in the Army after achieving a tremendous hit with the song "Hey Man, Nice Shot." His unit was based at Fort Hood, Texas. After less than a year of service, he returned to California. Later reports claim that when he left the Army, he was discharged for mental illness.

In a 2004 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Rose claimed that he had never served in the military. When asked if this was true, he replied, "Yeah, I think so."

He also said he had tried joining the Air Force but was turned down because they wanted him to learn how to fly a helicopter. This seems odd considering that his first band, Rocket Girl, had a member who played saxophone, another who played trombone, and a third who played trumpet. All three of these instruments are pilot-required on helicopters.

So which story is true? It's difficult to say for sure but there are several clues that point toward Axl not having served in the military. First, his discharge may have been due to mental illness rather than any criminal activity as has been reported by others who have left the band.

Who was Axl Rose in Guns N' Roses?

This article has also had 135,531 views. Rose, Axl. Most of us remember him as the notorious, crazed, and short-tempered guy (or legend) of Guns 'N' Roses. But it doesn't mean his look wasn't famous in the 1980s. You, too, may embody the image of Axl Rose with a little imagination and flair. Style.com has found five looks from the '80s that prove that not only is he easy to imitate, but so is his style.

Check out these images of Axl Rose from the '80s and imagine how you might have styled your own version of him. Are you feeling inspired?

Now get out there and rock out like Axl!

Where was Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses born?

Axl Rose was born in Lafayette, Indiana on February 6, 1962. He later traveled to California, where he worked odd jobs and played in bands until Guns N' Roses formed in the mid-1980s. GNR received great accolades, but Rose's actions sparked debate. Rose went into seclusion after the Use Your Illusion Tour. When he came out again in 2009, he had changed his appearance and began wearing makeup and costumes during concerts.

He has four children with three different women: James Edward Rose III with musician/producer Juliette Rose; Lennon Paul Rose with model/actress Lisa Marie Presley; and Tristan Michael Rose with actress/model Jemima Kirke. His daughter Alice was stillborn in January 2016.

Rose has been married twice. His first marriage ended in divorce in 1991. Two years later, he married Suzi Ziegler. They have two sons together - Donovan Robert Rose and Tyler Lee Rose - and a daughter named Lily-Rose. The family lives in Southern California.

Before becoming famous, Rose was involved in petty crimes including burglary, auto theft, and drug dealing. He has said that he used to work for "the Mafia" as a teen because they would pay him well. This is probably why he likes wearing masks and costumes during concerts; it allows him to change identity and escape punishment.

It is rumored that Rose may have been born with no lips.

What was the name of Axl Rose’s band?

So, with no more sarcastically titled albums in the works and now looking like a fat-shell of his former self, you may see Axl Rose pratting around reconnecting with the original Guns members or attempting to replace lead vocalists of other bands like AC/DC. He has also been known to form new bands from time to time.

The latest incarnation of Guns N' Roses is called "Guns N' Roses Reconnected". The lineup includes Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler and Matt Sorum. They are said to be working on new music and planning to tour again sometime in 2017.

Axl Rose used to front a group called "Guns N' Roses". The band formed in Los Angeles in 1985 and broke up in 1990. After the breakup, Axl went back to using only his first name for a variety of projects including a jazz trio with Chris Pitman and Todd Huth. In 1992, he formed another rock band called "Warlocks" with James Young and Jimmy Page. That same year, he released his debut solo album "Post-Modern Daydream". In 1994, he released another solo album called "Estranged".

In 1995, Guns N' Roses reunited and started touring again. In 1996, they released a live album called "Live Era '87 - '93".

Where did the name "Axl Rose" come from?

Axl's inspiration stemmed from one of his early bands. He formed a band called AXL after moving to Los Angeles, and a friend suggested he use the name for himself. Just before Guns N' Roses signed their recording deal in 1986, he officially changed his name to W. Axl Rose. He said in an interview that he chose this name because it was the opposite of Derek Richards (former lead singer of Iron Maiden). He also said that he liked the sound of the name when spoken by someone else.

Before becoming famous, Axl used to play in a hard rock band called THE ROSES. They had some success in the 1980s but broke up in 1990. After they disbanded, he started working on different projects including TRIUMPH, who released one album in 2001. In 2004, he formed GUNS N' ROSES with former MÖTLEY CRUZ drummer Frank Ferrer and Brian Welch from STILEIGH. They have been successful since their debut concert on August 31, 1985 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California. The show was sold out months in advance.

In addition to music, Axl has been involved in several other business ventures including clothing lines, skateboards, and furniture. He also owns a small plane called the "Wingsuit Wayfarer".

Axl is active in promoting himself through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Why did he call himself Axl?

Axl unofficially changed his name to W. Rose when he was 17, after discovering about his biological father when he discovered insurance paperwork, since he didn't want to share a first name with his father. He started a band named AXL in California, and he was so into it that his pals recommended he alter his name to Axl. So he did - and the rest is history.

He originally wanted to be called "Wendy," but the record company told him to use another name because they thought "Wendy" was too close to "Vanessa." So he used his original choice, "Axl," as a sort of nickname. And now he's famous under that name!

Also worth mentioning is that W. Rose is not his real surname. It's simply the name of his favorite band at the time he started playing music.

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