Axl Rose is a musician, songwriter, a singer and a record producer. He is famous for he is the lead vocalist of the 41st best-selling artist of all time hard rock band Guns N’ Roses. Apart from being the lead vocalist of Guns N’ Roses, he has also the lead singer of AC/DC since 2016. Many have described him as one of the greatest singers of all time. Together with his Guns N’ Roses band, they have sold more than 100 million records globally.
Today he is still active in music and let’s get to see a three-decade career what has Axl Rose net worth in 2018 accumulated. In addition, we shall reveal a few things you probably don’t know about Axl Rose.
William Bruce Rose, Jr is the son of William Bruce Rose and Sharon Elizabeth. He was born in 1962, and he is the eldest child in his family. He was born in the state of Indiana but after two years the parents separated, and the mother got remarried again where he changed his name to William Bruce Bailey. He never got to meet his father again since he was murdered in Illinois. Axl Rose was brought up in an oppressive upbringing where they were not allowed to watch TV nor even listen to music. The only music he was allowed to listen to was gospel and perform on church choir. He went to Jefferson High School for his education, but didn’t go any college.
Axl Rose early career kicked off in 1983 where he moved to Los Angeles and joined guitarist Kevin Lawrence where he joined Rapidfire band. He then formed the band Hollywood Rose and recorded several songs before dissolution. After the breakup, he went to be a night manager and also did smoke cigarettes for $8 per hour. In 1985 Tracii Guns and Axl Rose formed Guns N’ Roses band. The members of Guns N’ Roses are Steven Adler ( drummer ), Axl Rose ( Vocalist ), Duff McKagan ( bassist), Slash ( lead guitarist ), and Izzy Stradlin ( Rhythm guitarist).
Guns N’ Roses debut album was Appetite for Destruction which was released in 1987, and upon its release, it topped the Billboard 200 and one of the best-selling albums. The album has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. In 1988 they released their second album G.N.R Lies, and it sold more than 5 million copies in the U.S. in 1990 Axl Rose and other members of Guns N’ Roses hit the studio and recorded Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion in 1991. Both the albums topped No.2 and No.1 on Billboard chart. To date, the two albums have sold over 35 million copies worldwide. Between 1994 and 2000 Guns N’ Roses collapsed. The band resurfaced in 2001.
With Guns N’ Roses they released other two albums “The Spaghetti Incident?” (1993) Which charted on US Billboard 200 at position 4 and Australian albums charts at peaked position 1. The last album was Chinese Democracy that at position three on Billboard 200. Other of Alx Rose albums are The Roots of Guns N’ Roses (2004) and Ready to Rumble (2014).
Other than music Alx Rose has appeared in two films that’s The Dead Pool 1988 and Grand Theft Auto San Andreas 2004.
On awards and achievements: Axl Rose has received a lot awards and nominations for his works in music. some of the awards received are an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 4 American Music Awards,1 Billboard Music Awards, 4 MTV Video Music Awards among other awards.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Axl Rose net worth is estimated to be $165 million. The source of Axl Rose net worth is his music career with the band Guns N’ Roses. Guns N’ Roses are the 41st best-selling artist of all time having sold more than 100 million records globally, and as their lead vocalist, he must have got a good chunk of this money. Another net worth booster income channel is the sold-out tours which earned them a good chunk of money considering the reunion tour yielded around $3 million.
5 Facts You Need To Know About Axl Rose
Probably you have heard all about Axl Rose and you know he is associated with these songs such as “Paradise City,” “November Rain,” “You Could Be Mine,” “Patience.” and others that describe his success and the source of Axl Rose net worth. However here are a few things you probably don’t know about Axl Rose.
1. In the production of Chinese Democracy AXL used around $13 million which places the album on top position as the most expensive album to produce.
2. Him and singer Vince Neil can’t meet eye to eye, and they hate each other.
3. At the age of 17, AXL was thrown out of the house for cutting his hair, and they even fought over the issue with the step farther.
4. He loves collecting crucifixes and other Latin America crucifixes.
5. His nickname was “The Ayatolla”.
Axl rose worth justifies his legacy and how great the man is in the music circles. He will always remain a legend and we are looking forward to see what he has in store for us in 2018-2019.