Axl Rose hasn’t been interviewed on live TV in 20 years, unless we’re counting that unbelievably awkward moment at the 2001 NBA Finals. But to promote a forthcoming Vegas residency, he showed up on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and managed to sit for 12 minutes of questions. Kimmel was unquestionably the right guy to do this, since he’s an expert at subtly clowning his guests without being a dick about it, and since he never really lapses into asskissy territory. But Axl isn’t a particularly great interview subject; he was pretty squirmy the entire time. He also briefly convinced the audience that everyone had Vegas residency tickets under their seats when it turned out to be only two people, which was funny. Watch the whole interview below.
Ths must be enigmatic rock legends week on Kimmel; he had Prince the night before.