Axl discusses approaching Slash ahead of reunion
Guns N’ Roses members Axl Rose and Duff McKagan have discussed their recent classic line-up reunion in a new TV interview.
The pair spoke to Fantástico, a weekly news show on Brazil’s Globo TV. Watch the full interview below, via Blabbermouth.
During the TV interview, the band’s first since reuniting, Axl described Coachella Festival’s interest in booking the classic-era band led to them initially reforming.
Discussing how he first spoke to Slash, Rose said: “I had asked for [Slash’s] number. And then I had called him and he was on tour or something, and then we set up when we were gonna see each other, and I think something happened to both of our plans and that didn’t happen. And then eventually in October, we got together and we had a dinner at my house. And then Duff and I went and hung out right after that — like a week or so after.”
He continued: “It was just kind of talking and planning. We initially were gonna do some kind of promos and stuff, and then other things came up that got in the way of that. And then it was rehearsals. And I went down to rehearsal, and everything just sounded right. And we just went to work. It was time to sing, see what the sound sounded like and stuff and get ready for the show, and it was all working.”
Slash recently discussed the band’s experience of getting back together. Speaking to Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer on Boston radio station WZLX, he was asked if the band were “playing nice” on their tour.
“Everyone’s playing great,” Slash said, “and playing nice – yeah. Everybody’s getting along. We were all pretty positive that that would never happen so it’s still sort of blowing our minds.
“It seems so surreal to me,” he continued,” but everybody’s really getting along great and I think everybody’s come a long way and it’s all cool.”