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Bill Bailey, Won't You Come Home?: Even as an eighth-grader, Axl Rose expected to be famous someday and it got him in trouble, a former cross-country coach in Lafayette, Ind., recalls of the Guns N' Roses singer. Rose was still the obscure child William B. Bailey (a little bit of trivia) when cross-country teammates taped his mouth shut because of his incessant talk of future success, coach Phil Hurt told the Associated Press over the weekend. Rose's fifth-grade teacher, Billy Johnson, recalled that Bailey was "very intelligent, very personable, always had a smile."

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