Enlarge The producer of the upcoming all-star Marc Bolan tribute on which the cover was said to appear has denied the rumor.

Guns N’ Roses Not Recording T. Rex Cover After All

  • Axl Rosenberg

Hope nobody was too stoked on the idea of Guns N’ Roses covering T. Rex’s “Children of the Revolution” — ’cause it ain’t happening.

Last week, Mitch Lafon, host of Westwood One’s Rock Talk, began to circulate a rumor that GN’R had recorded the cover for an upcoming tribute album set to feature such other all-stars as Elton John, the Foo Fighters, and U2. But now that tribute’s producer, Hal Willner, has taken to Lafon’s Facebook page to shut the story down:

“[J]ust wanted to clear up a rumor you wrote about re. Guns N’ Roses recording ‘Children of the Revolution’ for BMG and my Bolan project. They are NOT on the record. In fact ‘Children of the Revolution’ is done by Kesha with a live orchestra that features Wayne Kramer [MC5] and LA’s Jack Shit band that has members of Elvis C and Jackson B’s bands. There is a rumor that Axl Rose recorded that song for a different Bolan project without G & R but again it is not ours.”

So instead of Guns N’ Roses, we get Kesha. See? Life is full of miracles.

Now, of course, the question becomes whether or not Axl Rose actually recorded a solo cover of the song for a different project. My initial instinct is to call bullshit — Axl Rose wasn’t willing to make Chinese Democracy a solo album, so I don’t know why he’d try and go it alone now, when he’s back with Slash and more popular than he’s been in decades. But presumably we’ll find out one way or the other sometime. Or not.

Who says I’m unhelpful?

[via Classic Rock]

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