Listen to Guns N' Roses first ever interview

music news 13/03/2018

Guns N' Roses former associate, Raz Cue has released a recording of the band's first ever radio interview.

The interview was back in March 1985 before Slash joined the band and the KPFK session was led by Izzy Stradlin after Axl Rose didn't turn up on time.

The lineup at the time with Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, guitarist Tracii Guns, drummer Rob Gardner and bassist Duff McKagan.

Cue managed L.A. Guns before some of the members joined with Hollywood Rose to become the widely successful Guns N' Roses.

He introduced the recording by saying: “Having banded together just two weeks prior in my nearby living room, the boys are giving their first-ever radio interview. The highlight of the night – songs recorded just hours earlier. … Keep in mind that this is Guns N’Roses’ fourth rehearsal, and Duff’s very first with the band.”

The interview also featured an early version of 'Don't Cry' which was eventually released in 1991 as 'Don't Cry Tonight'.

Stradlin said: “It’s a song Axl and I just wrote it a couple weeks ago, and it’s kinda a sad song, but it’s cool. You know, everybody grab a Kleenex.” He adds of the recent recording session: “We just actually did 'em before we came in here. … We got an EP coming out; it’s gonna be a picture disc.”

Check out the interview above.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock