Axl Rose shows up on time, gives Jimmy Kimmel first live TV interview in 20 years -- VIDEO
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose broke a long streak last night, as he sat down for his first live television interview in more than 20 years.
To celebrate his band’s upcoming 12-night residency at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas (which kicks off on Halloween, of course), Rose took over the couch on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss his hitchhiking past, his issues with punctuality, and his personal Halloween tree.
There weren’t a whole lot of revelations during the 12-minute conversation, though there were a handful of funny moments. Kimmel seemed genuinely surprised the interview was even happening — he repeatedly commented on the fact that he didn’t know what to expect and was amazed that Rose appeared at the appropriate time. His penchant for lateness was a recurring theme: Axl assured concert-goers that the group’s Vegas shows would actually start at the time printed on their tickets, and Kimmel noted that Rose has the Oscar Wilde quote “Punctuality is the thief of time” framed in his house.
The funniest part came when Axl revealed that he had a Halloween tree in his house, which is just like a Christmas tree except for Halloween. “That’s the most evil thing I’ve ever done,” Rose joked, noting that he mostly used it to taunt kids who come to his house to trick or treat. “I say to them, ‘You mean you don’t have a Halloween tree?’”