Axl represents the last true "male" celebrity. GN'R killed the glam epidemic of 80's rock, and then were succeeded further and further by the pussification of America. Axl here, represents that last defiant stand, and the void that follows is to me exactly what followed - nobody could follow that act. Axl was and is the Tyrannosaurus Rex of a generation, of all generations. He was the biggest, baddest, last of his kind, the pinnacle of rockstar evolution. And if you listen real close... he's still there kids, and its still better than anything else you'll hear today.