Thursday, May 29, 2014

Axl Rose responds to being named World’s Greatest Singer

Axl Rose has issued a response to being named the “World’s Greatest Singer” in a recent survey by Concert Hotels.

The company declared the Guns N’ Roses leader the singer with the widest vocal range – spanning more than five octaves – placing Rose ahead of singers like Mariah Carey and Prince.

Now, Axl has issued a statement in response to the survey, which was also picked up by Spin magazine.

“Big thanks to all the fans and media for the props reacting to the Spin top vocalists article,” began Rose. “From what I could tell, the original article was for the most part only talking about the professionally recorded vocal range of the singers they compared calling the entire group ‘The World's Greatest Singers.’ It's very flattering and humbling to be included in such an illustrious ensemble.”

“If I had to say who I thought the best singers were,” he continued, “I'd say first that I don't know there's a definitive answer as in my opinion it's subjective, and second that my focus is primarily rock singers.”

“That said, I enjoy Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, Dan McCafferty, Janice Joplin, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Don Henley, Jeff Lynne, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Scott, Etta James, Fiona Apple, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and a ton of others (predominantly 70's rock singers) and would rather hear ANY of them anytime rather than me!,” Rose concluded.

Axl and Guns N’ Roses are currently in the middle of their second Las Vegas residency.

"No Trickery! An Evening Of Destruction", at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, will see the band perform a total of nine shows between May 21 and June 7.

See also:

Guns N’ Roses launch second Las Vegas residency
Axl Rose responds to retirement rumors
Axl Rose’s former assistant to publish Guns N’ Roses book
VIDEO: Nicolas Cage presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Axl Rose
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