Axl on the radio
Axl Rose has made an impromptu appearance on a syndicated US radio show hosted by Eddie Trunk, and confirmed that the long awaited Guns n’ Roses album ‘Chinese Democracy’ will definitely be out in the autumn. The appearance happened because former Skid Row man Sebastian Bach, co-hosting the show with Trunk, called Rose on his mobile phone, patching the call through to the studio. Asked about the ten-years-in-the-making LP, Axl said: “It will be out this year. Sometime this fall or late fall.”
Rose was then invited to drop into the studio, which he did, about an hour after the telephone conversation. Asked by Trunk about the band’s abortive 2002 comeback tour, which ended with Rose doing a no-show in Philadelphia, the frontman explained that he had felt pressured into going on tour before he was ready to do so, but added that the series of gigs had not been entirely useless, as they had allowed new band members to get used to each other. Guns n Roses are set to break their subsequent silence with a four night residency at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, beginning on 12 May. Axl Rose confirmed that the line up will be the same as back in 2002, except for a new as yet unidentified lead guitarist.
There is no better place to be on the 12th June 2006 than celebrating metal with Metal Hammer at the annual Golden Gods Awards, this year at Koko in Camden.