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Founder and lead singer of Guns N' Roses, Axl Rose, is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.
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Guns N' Roses was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, but Rose did not attend.
Rose's personal life has been as rocky as his professional one. In 1990 he married Erin Everly, who later claimed that Rose had shown up at her house with a gun, threatening to kill himself if she wouldn't marry him. The marriage was annulled in early 1991. That same year he began dating supermodel Stephanie Seymour. They got engaged in 1993 but broke up soon after. Rose sued Seymour, claiming she assaulted him, and Seymour counter-sued, saying he attacked her and she grabbed him in self-defense. The case dragged on, but Rose ultimately settled out of court. Everly was called to testify during the case, and filed her own suit against Rose for assault and sexual battery. Rose settled this case out of court, too, for $1 million.
Early in his life, Rose was diagnosed as manic-depressive and prescribed lithium, which he has since refused to take. He says he believes in homeopathic medicine and past-life regression, which he says helped him recover memories of being sexually abused by his biological father at age two.
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