Axl Rose, in this 2011 photo, showing his slow transformation into the Marlon Brando of rock & roll.

Axl Rose is not dead. Guns N’ Roses however has been dead since 1994, despite the rag tag bunch of imposters Axl drags on stage with him, when he does bother to show up on stage. Coming off the heels of People magazine recently posting an obituary for the alive and well Kirk Douglas, Rose has been the victim of a recent celebrity death hoax, designed to look like an MSNBC report. Though, since nobody actually watches MSNBC, that cannot be confirmed — as no one really knows what an MSNBC report looks like.

A fake website, that has the letters MSNBC in its url, is the source of the hoax.

The fake report reads, “Unconfirmed reports say Rose was found dead Tuesday late afternoon in his West Hollywood home after police were called around 3:30 pm for a welfare check.”

It also includes fake quotes from police officers. The article has been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook.

The same fake MSNBC site also reported last month that Home Alone actor Macaulay Culkin was found dead at age 34. He also is alive an well.

As far as the lame cover band that Axl fronts that carries the Guns N’ Roses name, Axl in an interview with Revolver earlier this year, said he may have not one, but two potential new albums to release soon. “We recorded a lot of things before ‘Chinese [Democracy]‘ was out,” Rose said. “We’ve worked more on some of those things and we’ve written a few new things. But basically, we have what I call kind of the second half of ‘Chinese.’ That’s already recorded. Then we have a remix album made of the songs from ‘Chinese.’ That’s been done for a while, too.”

Here is some Gn’R when they still kicked ass.