Wednesday, February 6: Tig's Rock Birthdays

Happy Birthday today (Feb. 6) to Axl Rose. The Guns N' Roses frontman is 57. Also celebrating is Angel guitarist Punky Meadows (69).

One of my favorite rockers of all time, Axl Rose has been frontman for Guns N' Roses since the band formed in 1985. He co-founded the band, and had great success in the late 80's and early 90's. Their first album Appetite for Destruction  is the best-selling debut album in U.S. with sales of 18 million. The album has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The successful Use Your Illusion albums were released in 1991. After 1994, Rose disappeared from the public eye following the Use Your Illusion Tour. He resurfaced with a new Guns N' Roses lineup in 2001. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 with Guns N' Roses but declined to attend the event. In 2016, the classic Guns N’ Roses reunited. A highly anticipated reunion tour took place dubbed the Not in this Lifetime Tour... which I got to see on several occasions. I was happy to finally see the core, original lineup of Axl, Slash and Duff perform together after being such a longtime fan of the band. Cheers to the great Axl Rose on his birthday today! Check out the official Guns N’ Roses website  here .

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