"It's a very complex record," says Rose, a surprise guest at Korn's tour announcement bash. (Others in the house: Jessica Alba, cast members of The OC, and members of Linkin Park, Good Charlotte and the Used.) "I'm trying to do something different. Some of the arrangements are kind of like Queen. Some people are going to say, 'It doesn't sound like Axl Rose, it doesn't sound like Guns n' Roses.'" He then smiles and adds, "But you'll like at least a few songs on there....Maybe I should not get too excited. We have heard this before. Every year, we've heard news about the launch of Chinese Democracy but it never happen. Hopefully Axl keeps his word this time around. 10 years is a fucking long wait for an album.
"We're working on thirty-two songs, and twenty-six are nearly done," he says. Of those, thirteen are slated for the final album. Among Rose's favorites are "Better," "There Was a Time" and "The Blues."
Anyway, back to the Rolling Stone story. It is good to know Axl has a sense of humour. From Rolling Stone:
And, when he's out of the spotlight, Rose says you'll find him doing average-guy stuff: reading books and watching movies. His favorite book is Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly. "I was a little scared when I saw they were making it into a movie starring Keanu [Reeves]," he says. "But I guess if he can handle The Matrix, he can do this."Here are some GNR goodies from YouTube. Watch some of their great performances by clicking the following links.
The Blues - "I don't know just what I should do, when everywhere I go I see you." One of GNR's new songs confirmed to be in the new album.
Madagascar - Another new song to be included in the new album.
Don't Cry - Axl with the old GNR members. Shannon Hoon from Blind Melon who sang Don't Cry (I and II) with Axl for the album, performs with Axl live.
Don't Cry II - Rare footage of Don't Cry II performed by Axl and the old GNR members.
Sweet Child O' Mine - The greatest rock song of all time!