Talk:Axl Rose

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November 29, 2007 Peer review Reviewed
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personal life section[edit]

Okay, it's kind of ridiculous that the entire section was removed, and apparently there has to be a discussion to reinsert it, so here it is.

=== Relationships ===

Prior to his stardom, Rose began a relationship with model Erin Everly, the daughter of singer Don Everly of the Everly Brothers. He wrote the song "Sweet Child o' Mine" for Everly, who appeared in the accompanying music video. After four years of dating, the couple married on April 28, 1990 in Las Vegas.[1] Less than a month later, he first filed for divorce.[2][1] The marriage was annulled in January 1991.[1][3]

By mid-1991, Rose had become involved in a highly publicized relationship with model Stephanie Seymour. During their relationship, Seymour appeared in the music videos for "Don't Cry" and "November Rain".[2][4][5] The couple broke up in February 1993.[6][7]

What do people think about this reinsertion? RF23 (talk) 14:43, 23 January 2017 (UTC)


  1. ^ a b c Dougherty, Steve (1994-07-18). "Bye Bye Love". People. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 
  2. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference Spitz99 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference watchyoubleed was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference Kent03 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ Axl's christmas surprise
  6. ^ "Bye Bye Love". 
  7. ^ Gross, Michael (2003). Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women. HarperCollins. pp. 456–457. ISBN 0-06-054163-6. 
The sources remain the same as per the previous RfC and discussion. Asking @Laser brain: to comment as he was the last to remove the section. Karst (talk) 14:50, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
I thought the issue was with the content, not the sources? And if it's that's the issue, that can be removed anyways, it's mostly sourced from the other sources, wich are interviews with or books about Axl.RF23 (talk) 14:55, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
I would not object to the inclusion of the Everly or Seymour aspect per se, as they are both notable. But I think it would be better placed in the text, as opposed to having a personal life section. Having that has caused all sorts of problems in the past (this is how it looked prior to the RfC). Karst (talk) 15:06, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
Yes, consensus was to remove these things as the section became a dumping ground for celebrity gossip ("OMG Axl is fat now!" etc) and is not relevant to his notability. Even the language you propose above ("The couple broke up") is grocery store check-out aisle material and not encyclopedia material. I could live with concise text describing his marriages, working in naturally in his biography. I am absolutely against a separate "relationships" or "personal life" section because it attracts too much garbage. --Laser brain (talk) 15:50, 23 January 2017 (UTC)