A cartoon version of the rock star appeared in the show
The first new Axl Rose song in 10 years could have appeared in a new episode of Looney Tunes, it has been revealed.
The episode, which aired on Christmas Day, featured a cartoon version of Rose asking Bugs Bunny and co how to get to the Civic Centre, where he was due to perform with his band, Steel Underpants.
But, the animated friends tell him there’s a giant asteroid heading towards earth. After Rose informs the group his new speakers can “shake mountains to the ground”, Bugs asks, “Are you thinking what I’m thinking?” Rose replies: “That I should go back to wearing a mesh jersey and kilt again?”
Bugs suggests Rose play loud enough to blow up the asteroid with the Looney Tunes gang as his backing band. The group then proceed to play a song called ‘Rock The Rock’ in an attempt to save Earth.
It is currently unclear whether Rose sang on the track or voiced the cartoon version of himself. Fans have argued that the song sounds more AC/DC than Guns N’ Roses, while others have suggested neither singing or speaking voice sound like the frontman. It wouldn’t be completely out of the blue for him to appear in the show, though – GN’R opened their shows on the Not In This Lifetime tour with the Looney Tunes theme tune.
NME have reached out to representatives for Rose and Looney Tunes to clarify Rose’s involvement.
Meanwhile, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus recently suggested a new album from the band could “happen faster than you think”. In a new radio interview, he said: “We are going to try to do another record and get it out soon.”
Asked whether fans could expect to hear new material in 2019, he replied: “It could definitely happen…there might be stuff started.” His comments come after Rose told a concert audience in Hawaii: “We can’t do what’s next until we finish this, right? Now that all that’s done, we can get on with things.”
Guns N’ Roses last released an album in 2008’s ‘Chinese Democracy’, which followed the band’s previous effort, ‘The Spaghetti Incident’, after a whopping 15 years.