G’n’R used to be my favorite band. They were at one time the most awesome band on the planet and it was not even close. I was actually late for my last day of school in the 8th grade, because the night before I had gone to see them play at the Richfield Coliseum, for what was up to that point their longest concert ever.

Flash forward 20 years later and a few all-you-can-eat buffets later and Axl Rose is fronting a band that may technically be called Guns-n-Roses, but is nothing more then a crappy cover band fronted by a fat rock star who can’t sing any more.

From the U.K. Daily Mail:

He was once a pin-up for millions of rock and roll fans throughout the world.

But it seems Axl Rose’s poster boy days are over, judging by photographs of the 49-year-old singer performing with the band in Brazil last night.

The Guns N’ Roses frontman was unrecognisable as he took to the stage at the Rock In Rio music festival, with his attempts to cover up his larger frame in a coat failing miserably.

Rose appeared to have gained a significant amount of weight in recent months, with his slimline frame at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards a distant memory.

The rocker teamed his yellow coat with a black hat and sunglasses, with the whole ensemble contributing to his bizarre appearance.

It’s not the first time Rose’s weight has sparked concern, as he previously shocked fans with his overweight look in January 2010.

Now I’m not exactly a “thin” guy myself. So I really don’t care that Axl is fat… what I care is that he’s ruining the legacy of G’n’R with this fucking joke of a band.
Hopefully he can find a way to fix his failing voice, ditch the cover band and re-form the classic Guns-n-Roses in time for the Rock Hall Induction in Cleveland next spring.