Axl Rose Teases Possible New Music with Guns N’ Roses and Angus Young
"We are working on new stuff," the busy frontman says in a new talk at the China Exchange in London. "I've got a lot of stuff together, and I played some stuff for [reunited Guns N' Roses bandmates] Slash and Duff [McKagan], and they liked it. ... [AC/DC guitarist] Angus [Young] and I are talking about working together."
What he won't be doing, apparently, is channeling these new songs into his own album – despite not having released an album with Guns N' Roses since 2008's Chinese Democracy. Rose says he's not leaning toward work on a long-awaited solo debut. "No, not really – unless it was instrumental soundtrack stuff," he said.
Rose will ultimately play 22 shows with AC/DC, as he continues filling in for the ailing Brian Johnson. He took over between Guns N' Roses' on-going dates after Johnson was sidelined with a serious hearing issue, and Rose says he's quickly established a bond with Young.
"It's great. I can't really explain it," Rose said. "I feel something – I feel protective, [like] I do not want to let this guy down, more than almost anybody I've ever met. And I don't know why. And he's very responsive to me. And they said they hadn't seen him this happy; they hadn't seen him moving around [as much before]. So that's kind of a neat thing between musicians."
Young has certainly been more apt to delve into AC/DC's deep cuts. The Rose-led edition has already played rarities like "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)," "Rock 'N' Roll Damnation," "Riff Raff" and "Touch Too Much." Rose spoke at the China Exchange as part of the Prudential Series.
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