Axl Rose, the lead singer of Guns N’ Roses, turns 58 today and I have some thoughts. Like, how the hell is he 58? That’s insane and makes me feel old. Or, how did he make it to 58? This is a feat considering his health issues over the years. Plus all the drinking and drugs he did. But, on the other hand, good for him for making it this far. He’s still rocking out with GNR. They’re actually going on a stadium tour this summer. Which leads to another question: are they considered classic rock now?
Axl’s birthday gives me an excuse to pay tribute to my favorite GNR song & video, “November Rain”. There’s a wedding, a funeral, supermodel Stephanie Seymour, gravely Axel vocals, an orchestra, Slash doing an epic guitar solo next to a church, and a lot of rain. It’s pretty awesome.