Axl Rose isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, according to the band, despite recent reports that he’ll be retiring after Guns N’ Roses completes their residency in Las Vegas later this year.
“Band members have been told their calendars are free following Vegas,” a source told RadarOnline. “Axl (Rose) is considering retiring and it’s done. Band members and support staff were surprised when told the news and are actively looking for work.”
Another “source” claimed that 52-year old Rose is tired of being on the road, saying, “Axl has made enough money and wants to stop touring. He is considering retiring.”
The guys took to Twitter to set the record straight, calling the report BS.
GNR fans sure have a Radar for BS! Love you all! & Thanks to the #UNOFFICIAL @GunsNRosesNews for this pic.twitter.com/Mq6k9Fi4Iu
— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) May 21, 2014
The band will likely take a lengthy break after their residency ends in June so the members can work on various solo projects, but the band itself isn’t going anywhere.
Earlier this week, the web lost its collective mind when a study was released showing that Axl Rose has the greatest vocal range of any singer; Concert Hotels, which released the study, says the list was compiled from a Rolling Stone article from 2008.
“To create this piece, we took the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time as compiled by Rolling Stone magazine in 2008. To this list, we added some of today’s top singers including the nominees for top male and female artist at the Billboard Music Awards 2014. We cross-referenced the resulting list with vocal range data curated by The Range Place. We included all of the singers on the list for whom the data was readily available.”
Many thought the list was claiming that Rose is the greatest singer of all time, but it appears to be stating that he has one of the greatest vocal ranges, and his name happens to be at the top of the list.
Axl Rose ranked as the greatest vocalist with the widest range. That must have really brought Pavarotti to his sha-na-na-na-na-na-na knees.
— Devin Delliquanti (@DevDell) May 21, 2014
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