Axl Rose participated in a rare interview on Tuesday (June 7th) at the China Exchange in London, where he discussed the Guns N’ Roses reunion as well as his current stint as guest vocalist with AC/DC. Asked if he plans to record new music with Guns N’ Roses, Rose said, “We are working on new stuff. I’ve got a lot of stuff together, and I played some stuff for (Guns guitarist) Slash and Duff (McKagan, Guns bassist) and they liked it. And Angus (Young, AC/DC guitarist) and I are talking about working together.”
Rose was also asked about whether he would one day write his autobiography, as Slash and McKagan have already done. He replied, “I think so — quite possibly, yes. But it’s tough, because I have to figure out how to word things in a way that doesn’t just look like I’m being negative to everyone else or calling them a liar.” He added, “Slash and I hadn’t talked in 19 years, and when we did talk, I was like, ‘You wrote a lot of stuff that didn’t even happen. It’s not real.'”
Slash told us a while back that he wrote his 2007 memoir to set the record straight: “At some point I decided, maybe I should sort of set the record straight at least on my end, you know. I’m getting sick of answering questions about it and I’m sick of being misquoted and this, that and the other. And that’s sort of what fueled the fire behind the book.” .”
The singer also discussed whether he ever intends to record a solo album, if he is interested in working on film soundtracks, why he’s working with a vocal coach again and the impact of YouTube on the music business.
The rescheduled dates of AC/DC’s North American tour — which will be the band’s first concerts here with Rose on lead vocals — will kick off in Greensboro, North Carolina on August 27th, just five days after Rose completes his summer stadium run with Guns N’ Roses.