Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose turns 55 years-old today. It's been a long, crazy journey for the red haired rocker. Mr. Rose is on the road right now with his band in Australia. I'm sure there will be one heck of a birthday party after the sold-out show tonight.

Axl's band mate Slash sent a weird Happy Birthday wish via Instagram. Check it out:

Axl Rose was born in Lafayette, Indiana. According to Wikipedia, "Rose became the local juvenile delinquent in Lafayette and was arrested more then 20 times. After local authorities threatened to charge him as an habitual offender, he moved to Los Angeles."

We all know how this story ends. Rose went on to sell millions of records and became one of the biggest rock stars on the planet. The band grossed over $100 million on last years "Not in this Lifetime Tour." Life is good for the guy celebrating his 55th today.

In honor of this special day, I'll leave you with a video from the 2006 Guns N' Roses concert from Ames, IowaHappy Birthday Axl!