After years of avoiding interviews and publicity – give or take the odd arrest at an airport – GUNS’N’ROSES singer Axl Rose has issued a statement about the brand new G’N’R song ‘Oh My God’, which will appear on the soundtrack album of the film ‘The End Of Days’.
A snatch of the song has already been heard on the TV ads and cinnema trailers for the film currently running in the US.
Rose says that Dave Navarro – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction etc – played on the track along with ex-Vandals drummer Josh Freese, former Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson and that the song was written over two years ago by current G’N’R guitarist Paul Huge.
According to Rose, the song “…deals with the societal repression of deep and often agonizing emotions – some of which may be willingly accepted for one reason or another – the appropriate expression of which (one that promotes a healing, release and a positive resolve) is often discouraged and many times denied. Emotionally the song contemplates several abstract perspectives drawing from personal expression as well as from the film (End Of Days) and its metaphors. The appropriate expression and vehicle for such emotions and concepts is not something taken for granted.” (Well, he would say that, wouldn’t he? – Ed)
Click here to read the statement in full.
The band recently recorded a new version of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’, which is used on the closing credits of the Adam Sandler film Big Daddy, though this song is expected to feature on the forthcoming album – the follow up to 1993’s ‘The Spaghetti Incident’ – which is provisionally entitled ‘2000 Intentions’ and is expected to be out next year.
The End Of Days is an apocalyptic thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger set for release in the UK in December. The soundtrack – out on Geffen on November 2 – also features tracks by Limp Bizkit, Korn, Prodigy and Creed.