Axl Rose was switched in 2007 after the Asian tour. The original is dead, retired or using a double. Up to 2007 the changes were just bad plastic surgery and his voice breaking down. There's tour tapes from every concert in Asia from 2007 and 2009 online, the person in 2009 is not Axl Rose anymore.
The tour dates, check the videos:
06.02.07 Monterrey Mexico
06.03.07 Guadalajara Mexico
06.05.07 Mexico City Mexico
06.10.07 Perth Australia
06.13.07 Adelaide Australia
06.15.07 Melbourne Australia
06.16.07 Melbourne Australia
06.19.07 Brisbane Australia
06.20.07 Brisbane Australia
06.23.07 Sydney Australia
06.24.07 Sydney Australia
06.29.07 Auckland New Zealand
06.30.07 Auckland New Zealand
07.03.07 Christchurch New Zealand
07.14.07 Tokyo Japan
07.15.07 Tokyo Japan
07.17.07 Nagoya Japan
07.18.07 Tokyo Japan
07.21.07 Osaka Japan
12.11.09 Taipei Taiwan
12.13.09 Seoul S. Korea
12.16.09 Osaka Japan
12.19.09 Tokyo Japan
01.13.10 Winnipeg Canada
01.16.10 Calgary Canada
01.17.10 Edmonton Canada
01.19.10 Saskatoon Canada
01.20.10 Regina Canada
01.24.10 Hamilto Canada
01.25.10 London Canada
01.27.10 Montreal Canada
01.28.10 Toronto Canada
01.31.10 Ottowa Canada
The Chinese Democracy tour was suspended between 07.21.07 and 12.11.09. He performs perfectly in the Asian tour of 2007. Between this period there's no video evidence of Axl. The person after this is totally different:
-He's gained weight and his movements on stage are clumsy.
-He appears much older, maybe ten years or even more
-His face is totally different.
-His vocal range does not reach what the songs require, he can barely sing the high notes.
-He doesn't have an ear for pitch or rhythm, he sings off key
-His vocal style is missing. Axl Rose had a distinct vocal style.
There's also no video interviews since 2006. Since the reappearance of "Axl", he constantly masks features in a number of ways in the few non-concert videos that are available, wearing a large hat, large sunglasses and mustache. He avoids speaking, only saying a couple of phrases in all of the material available when forced to:www.youtube.com/watch?v=45-onhqLBFo
"BIFE MEETS AXL ROSE - march 18th 2010"www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxxeRq56y3Q
"HoundsTV: AXL ROSE autographs collectors guitar in Toronto on Chinese Democracy tour"www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYZefzv8nHA
"Axl Rose fights at LAX "
The last one, in 2009 he punches a photographer getting too close, afterwards shouting "he hit my mother".
The second one he gives an autograph, compare this to earlier ones:
The signatures below are dated with proofs. The 2010 is similar enough to have been practiced, but it seems "Axl" has dropped "W." from his signature, first time in decades.
Then there's the odd web page in Triton Times:
Guns N Roses Rockstar Axl Rose Dead At 45
July 20, 2007
One of hard rock’s greatest frontmen, Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses (GN’R), died last night in his Malibu mansion from unknown causes. He was 45.
Rose’s assistant, Beta Lebeis, 46, found Rose’s body draped across the living room sofa at 6:30 this morning. He was surrounded by old GN’R vinyl records, wearing torn boxer shorts.
“He wouldn’t reply when I spoke to him,” Lebeis added, “That’s when I saw his face and knew I had to call 911.”
Malibu County Medical Examiner Dr. Karl Smith has been assigned to carry out the autopsy, which has been scheduled to start at 9 this morning. The results should be available by noon, Smith said. No other information regarding the cause of Rose’s death has yet been released.
Last August, Rose was diagnosed with having low blood pressure and low blood sugar. He has also been diagnosed as bipolar, and manic-depressive, falling into a deep depression in 1993 following the departure of his ex-girlfriend, Stephanie Seymour. His half-sister, Amy Bailey, 40, says that this was unrelated to his death because of the medication he has been regularly taking for several years now.
“Axl has laid off of the rockstar lifestyle he used to have,” Bailey said of Rose, who at 16, was a “full-fledged juvenile delinquent”. Bailey last talked to Rose Sunday evening, “He was fine, then,” she said.
Rose’s other half-sibling, Stuart Bailey could not be reached for comment.
Rose was very close to his younger siblings, especially his half-sister. Rose claimed he and Bailey suffered from physical and sexual abuse from Bailey’s father, Stephen Bailey, who was also Rose’s step-father. Rose’s real father, William Rose, was murdered in 1984.
In 1985, Rose and former band-mate, Tracii Guns founded GN’R. As well as marking the decline of the popular hair-bands of the 80’s and the rise of the heavy metal band’s of the 90s, GN’R’s creation marked the beginning of Rose’s success in his singing and songwriting career. Of their 11 albums so far, 6 of GN’R’s albums have gone platinum several times over. Rose penned the lyrics of most of GN’R’s songs and co-composed many others. GN’R’s chart-topping singles include ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine,’ and ‘November Rain.’ Before he died, Rose was the only original GN’R member left in GN’R.
Rose’s celebrity has also stemmed from his unconventional stage performances, controversial lyrics and rifts with band members. Fans and critics alike will also remember Rose by the tight-fitting, leather biker shorts, and bandanas he wore on and off-stage.
Rose was born William Bruce Rose Jr. on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette Indiana. Rose legally changed his name to W. Axl Rose in 1986, and got the moniker tattoos to his arm.
July 20, 2007 is a day before the end of 2007 Asian tour, he seems himself on the 21st concert in Osaka. Otherwise this "news" is a suspiciously odd coincidence. The first news about Axl after the tour end is this:
July 29, 2007 The Gauntlet : "Although W. Axl Rose didn't attend last night's (July 28) Appetite for Destruction reunion show
, the other members from the classic era were in attendance"
After the 2007 tour end he continues completing Chinese Democracy album with Sebastian Bach.
July 4, 2008 Mouth4Music. Sebastian Bach: He got tired of hearing about it and you cannot replace Axl Rose, you know
— that f**king guy has got one of the craziest, most amazing voices in the history of rock and when he does "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Welcome to the Jungle", it is an awesome thing to see, it really is, and I have seen it a million times and it is always incredible."