Richard Fortus discussed Guns N’ Roses in a new KHSE radio interview.
“This band is such an American band, that [abroad] it’s sort of a target for terrorism or anything like that, if you want to hit a large group of people. So it’s always something that’s in the back of our minds, but you can’t live your life in fear. I think playing in St.Louis would fall into that category.”
“[In Brazil,] Axl had everybody sing Happy Birthday to me [turning 50]. That was nice, 40.000 of my closest Brazilian friends.”
He also discussed Axl Rose performing with AC/DC.
“[Axl/DC] was incredible. I was absolutely blown away. I flew up to Detroit to see it, and it was absolutely, devastatingly good. He really killed it… He texted me, ‘Hey, I haven’t told anybody yet, but I’m gonna go play with AC/DC, to see how it goes’. I was thinking to myself, ‘Man, that’s a tough one, I don’t know, man.’
Then, everybody got back to me and said that he went to the audition and saw it [through] and [they] said he was just amazing. When I saw it, I was just blown away.
I know Angus does want to [make new music with Axl]. I don’t know. Cliff is out… I was in a band like that. They’re still feeling it out, I think.”