It might be the first time he's actually been on time to anything, but birthdays are like that.  They force us to show up, even if it is kicking and screaming.

And since Axl himself  says, "When they talk about Axl Rose being a screaming two-year-old, they're right", we can probably safely assume he's screaming a lot today.

Born William Bruce Rose, Jr., but raised as William Bruce Bailey, he was born on February 6, 1962, in LaFayette, Indiana.

A diagnosed manic-depressive, Axl certainly has his issues.  But not being a good singer isn't one of them., at least not according to both Rolling Stone and NME, who name him one of the greatest singers of all time.

Here he is back in the day tearing up those vocal chords:

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