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Axl Rose Gives His First Live Interview in 5 Years

In case you weren’t aware, Friday was National Metal Day, and what a day it was. Black Sabbath announced (after much teasing) that they would be reuniting to headline the Download Festival with Metallica, followed by a worldwide tour. Next, VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show conducted an extensive interview with Guns ‘N Roses frontman and all-around legend Axl Rose — his first interview of any kind in 5 years, and his first televised one in over a decade. We’ve been worried about Axl for a while now, but he sounds much more lucid than we had imagined he might. Click through to watch as he talks about his pre-tour rituals, starting shows late (we heard he was 15 hours late even to this interview), violent fans, and trying to put the Challenger explosion on an album cover, among other things.

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[via Stereogum]

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