Guns N’ Roses were once considered one of the “most dangerous bands in the world”, but that doesn’t mean the members lacked a sense of humor. A hilarious interview the band did in Australia in 1993 has resurfaced online, and you’ll see it for yourself.
While touring Australia in support of the Use your illusion albums, Slash and Duff McKagan attended a press conference where they were interviewed by Norman Gunston – the satirical TV host played by Australian actor Garry McDonald.
“Oh, we heard about you,” Slash can be heard saying at the start of the music video as Gunston stands up to ask them questions.
“Why are you wearing bananas on your head? Gunston questioned first. “Sorry, uh – why are you wearing bandanas on your head?”
Slash replied that neither of them wore bandanas, in which Gunston mentioned they did on stage — or rather, “Hubcap,” aka Axl Rose.
“Oh, it’s going to be one of those things, okay,” Slash said smiling. “I just woke up man, I’m not ready for you.”
Watch the musicians humorously struggle to get through the rest of Gunston’s questions below, and shout out to Tone Deaf for bringing the segment back into rotation.
Slash and McKagan have always made quite an entertaining pair, not just in interviews, but in speeches as well. GN’R received two awards for Favorite Heavy Metal Artist and Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album at the American Music Awards in 1990, and the dynamic duo made their way drunk to the podium to deliver an acceptance speech. .
Needless to say, their “thank you” was full of swear words, “oops” for swear words and then more swear words – but it’s pretty funny to watch.