Just a kid from Indiana who made his way to Hollywood,
stars in his eyes and a sullen expression on his pretty face. He conquered
Tinsel Town and from there the world, until that fateful day when his Porche
suddenly...wait a minute, James Dean's birthday isn't until tomorrow.
Oh...Well, except for that bit about the Porche, we could be talking about
another kid from Indiana, born a day shy of 31 years after James Dean, or Feb.
7, 1962 . This kid also had a nice Indiana name, Bill Bailey. But the Hollywood
he arrived in was just a bit different from James Dean's, and W. Axl Rose had a
better ring on the Boulevard of the early '80s. The question of the moment is
just how such resonance the name Axl Rose still provides on the Boulevard in
the mid-'90s. The off-again-on-again Guns n' Roses have been vacillating for so
long now that it's almost reached the point where people will just stop asking.
We know Axl gets much of his career guidance these days from psychic hotlines,
so hopefully Latoya's trained professionals are telling him to get his ass back
in the studio pronto. Advice from the ATN Birthday Bureau psychic: Just don't
take the Porche. Other birthdays today are saxophone giant King Curtis, Alan
Lancaster of Status Quo, Brian Travers of UB40, Steve Bronski of Bronski Beat
and that product-shifter supreme Garth Brooks.