Video: Axl Rose on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

After Eddie Trunk’s shambolic interview with Axl Rose on the awful That Metal Show earlier this year, Rose turned up this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his 12-night residency at the Hard Rock Casino. Rose hasn’t done an interview on broadcast TV in 20 years. Rose, who said he was recovering from strep throat, looked healthy and appeared engaged in the interview.

What did we learn from his appearance? Plenty. Rose revealed that he worked as a manager at the now-defunct Tower Video on Sunset Blvd. after he hitchhiked to L.A. Kimmel immediately asked, “Did you have to scold employees who were late?” Oh, and Rose also has a Halloween tree, doesn’t regret his cornrows from the ’80s and “leans” Democratic when he rarely votes. Watch the full video below.

Darren Ressler