As Guns N’ Roses kicks off a 12-show residency in Vegas this week, the press-shy Axl Rose opens up about his future and his infamous past.
Not only was it the Guns N’ Roses’ frontman’s first TV interview in two decades, but he showed up right on time – something he doesn’t often do.
Over the weekend, Neil Young headlined his 26th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert. The annual acoustic concert always features a diverse lineup, and that was certainly true this year, as the lineup featured Young with Crazy Horse, Guns ‘N Roses, Jack White, psychedelic rockers Flaming Lips, bluesman Gary Clark Jr., Steve Martin with his bluegrass group The Steep Canyon Rangers, alt-rockers Foster The People and singer/songwriters k.d. lang, Sarah McLachlan, Ray LaMontagne and Lucinda Williams.
Wonder what Axl’s gonna show up on Jimmy’s couch?
Axl Rose broke his silence last year when he did an interview with VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, but now he’s coming to late night: Rose is scheduled to appear on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on October 24.
Axl Rose may have to stick to a schedule for once: he and Guns N Roses have signed on to perform at this years Bridge School Benefit Concert, and the young audience have a curfew to stick to. Also on the bill: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, comedian Steve Martin and his bluegrass group The Steep Canyon Rangers, The Flaming Lips, Jack White, Sarah McLachlan, Foster The People, Lucinda Williams, k.d. lang and Gary Clark Jr.
Slash was famously turned away at a GNR gig at The Joint on New Year’s Eve a few years ago…
In an interview with London’s Sun newspaper, Adrian Bayford, a music shop owner from Haverhill, Suffolk, joked about using some of this new wealth to fund a concert starring original Guns N’ Roses lineup. “I’d have to get Guns N’ Roses together. I’m a real fan,” said Bayford. The original group consisted of Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler.
Liberace, Celine Dion… and Axl Rose? Vegas just got a new residency, courtesy of Guns N’ Roses.
It couldn’t have happened to a “Better” person…Slash is a star. A great, big, shining STAR. And no, “Better” will not be dedicated to Slash in any future GNR shows…