Has Axl Rose lived the wildest life out of every human who’s ever lived? You gotta think he’s up there. Him, maybe, like, Michael Jordan, Paul McCartney… Schwarzenegger… Those guys are in the mix, but yeah, Axl’s for sure at the top of that conversation. And if we can take away any lessons from Axl’s insane lifestyle, it’s that that kind of decades-at-a-time debauchery comes with a price: Your body changes so rapidly that no two photos of you will ever look similar at all.
Today’s Axl’s 59th birthday (How? How is he not, like, 72 years old?), and to celebrate, it just feels right to roundup some of the best photos of our Guns N’ Roses legend and reflect on how wildly different he looks in every single one of them.
Check Out How Different Axl Rose Looks All The Time!
Young Axl Rose With Multiple Hats
Young, Normal-ish Axl Rose (Probably What You Think Of When You Imagine Axl Rose)
Dead-Looking-Hair Axl Rose
90s Goatee Axl Rose
Yellow Dreads Pirate-Looking Axl Rose
Terrifying Young-Grandma-Looking Axl Rose
Terminator Axl Rose
Smooth-Faced-Neil-Young Axl Rose
Young Axl Rose VS. Heavyset Scarecrow Axl Rose
Young-Axl-Rose-Morphed-With-Scary-Looking-Late-Stage-Michael-Jackson Axl Rose
Wrinkly Neck Axl Rose
Honestly-Pretty-Handsome-Carrot-Top-Like Axl Rose
Just incredible. This just goes to show that if you truly commit to living wild, you’re making a sacrifice: You’ll basically look like a totally different person every 4-6 weeks. But in Axl’s case, it seems like it was totally worth it! Happy Birthday, Mr. Yellow Dreads!