THE COMEDY OF THE YEAR IS COMING! F*CKNUTS AXL ROSE TO GIVE FIRST LIVE BROADCAST INTERVIEW IN TEN YEARS
The last time Axl Rose gave a live television interview was after his breathless (!!!) performance at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards; since then, the only television interview he’s granted at all was to That Metal Show last year. Most of his interviews have been in print, and even then, were conducted via e-mail, I guess so that Rose could choose his answers carefully and/or flake out if he didn’t like the questions.
So it’s actually kind of newsworthy that Rose will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live later this month, because, y’know, some pretty major comedy could ensue. And I don’t mean just from Kimmel.
The interview is meant to promote Guns N’ Roses’ upcoming residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and I’d wager that Kimmel had to agree to not to ask certain questions in order to bag Rose. But given that Kimmel has already demonstrated a willingness to burn bridges and fuck with people on the air, it’s not entirely outside the realm of possibility that he’ll ask Rose something very rude and unexpected. But even if he doesn’t, this interview will still probably be very funny, just because every time Rose opens his mouth, barely comprehensible nonsense tumbles out.
In fact, the nonsense has begun already: the press release announcing Rose’s appearance on the show — which came from the singer’s camp, not Kimmel’s — heralds it as “first sit-down, live television broadcast interview in more than 20 years,” which is technically true because, ahem, Rose was standing during the ’02 Loder interview. But seriously to make that distinction just to drum up more interest in the interview is, well, completely ridiculous.
The comedy will ensue on Wednesday, October 24, at whatever time Kimmel airs. I mean I could probably look that information up pretty easily but yeah whatever. As soon as the interview is available on the net, I’m sure I’ll feel the urge to post it here and make fun of it, so you don’t even really have to schedule this shit on your DVR.