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Singer Axl Rose emerged with Guns N’ Roses just when rock needed him, with late-’80s music dominated by safe pop-metal and synthy dance music. GNR reshaped hard rock in their image on their 1987 debut album, ‘Appetite for Destruction,’ which sold 33 million copies and spawned three hit 10 singles, including the timeless ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine.’ But the band took almost four years to release a pair of follow-ups. Then there would then be a 15-year gap between the 1993 covers album ‘The Spaghetti Incident’ and 2008’s ‘Chinese Democracy,’ by which time Rose was the only original member still left in the lineup. These days, Rose continues to front an updated edition of Guns N’ Roses with keyboardist Dizzy Reed (who joined in 1990) as the only other longtime member. When the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, the ever-mercurial Rose elected to stay away.

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Marc S Canter, Larry Marano / Getty Images / YouTube / Jeff Kravitz, Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Axl Rose Year by Year: 1984-2014 Photos

We track the career of Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose through yearly photos.

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Kevin Winter / Ethan Miller. Getty Images

Jimmy Kimmel Makes Fun of Axl Rose for Canceling TV Appearance

The news that Guns N' Roses will be headlining this year's Coachella Festival was supposed to be accompanied by an appearance by Axl Rose on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight.

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Kevin Mazur, Getty Images

UPDATED: Guns N’ Roses (Well, Axl Rose and Slash, Anyway) Reportedly to Reunite for 25 Dates Including Coachella

The latest Guns N' Roses reunion rumor involves a possible 25-concert tour featuring a stop at Coachella in 2016 – but may be just as interesting for what it doesn't say.

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Chris McKay, Getty Images

Axl Rose 101: Everything You Need to Know About Guns N’ Roses’ Leader

Ultimate Classic Rock takes a look at how Axl Rose has continued the Guns N' Roses legacy since the dissolution of its classic lineup.

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UPDATED: Axl Rose to Discuss Guns N’ Roses Reunion on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Next Week

The latest Guns N' Roses reunion rumor has them appearing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' next week.

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The History of Axl Rose’s ‘Right Next Door to Hell’ Case

On Nov. 26, 1990, Axl Rose avoided prosecution for an alleged assault involving a neighbor and a wine bottle.

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Meet the Artists Who Refused Their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions

How Axl Rose, Johnny Rotten and Ozzy Osbourne all turned down their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame invitations.

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Eagles of Death Metal Singer Wants to Record a Christmas Single With Axl Rose, Who Once Fired Him

Despite having been booted off a Guns N' Roses tour after just one show, Jesse Hughes wants to work with Axl Rose again.

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Slash’s Brother Apologizes for Saying Axl Rose Is a ‘Fat Bastard’

Ash Hudson has apologized for making fun of Axl Rose's weight.

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Bruce Dickinson Once Wanted to Punch Axl Rose

The incident took place when Guns N' Roses opened for Iron Maiden in Quebec City.

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