A number of GUNS N’ ROSES fans chipped in to buy an LA Weekly ad wishing singer Axl Rose a happy 50th birthday. The ad, which is available at LAWeekly.com, can also be seen below.
Axl was born William Bruce Rose in the small town of Lafayette, Indiana on February 6, 1962.
GUNS N’ ROSES will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on April 14, along with the BEASTIE BOYS, the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS and others.
The news has prompted speculation about whether the event could lead to a reunion of the band’s original lineup.
All the original members have been ambivalent about the chances of a reunion at the induction ceremony, although it’s widely accepted that Rose is the lone holdout because of his ongoing feud with guitarist Slash.
Yet the eccentric singer recently told the Los Angeles Times, “I’ve got mixed emotions about what the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame actually really is, but at the same time . . . I really don’t want to spoil it for everybody else.”
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