Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters recently joined Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1 on Apple Music, and he discussed Foo Fighters recently performing with Guns N’ Roses members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan. He said that Axl said he feared Foo Fighters fans would throw things at him, possibly because of his past feud with Nirvana in the 90’s. Alternative Nation transcribed Hawkins’ comments.
“So we did this amazing Foo and Guns mashup, which was just amazing. Axl waits until our encore, everyone else went back to their hotels, because our shows are really long. But Axl is so sweet, and he waited until our encore. I was watching him the whole time, like fuck, Axl Rose is still watching me play drums, oh my god!
I saw him after, I said, ‘That was amazing. Sorry, I probably played it too fast.’ He said, ‘No, it was perfect man. It was great.’ He goes, ‘I’m just glad nobody threw any rocks at me when I got onstage.’ I was like, ‘You’re Axl Rose dude! Everybody fucking loves you dude! It is not 1992 anymore.’ I think a lot of us as musicians, as you said, my eyes lit up when Axl Rose was on the side of the stage, because he’s such a magnificent frontman. Slash is there, and Duff is amazing. He probably has scars from that. It’s all so over now, it’s just about music now, so let’s play ‘It’s So Easy.'”
Listen to the clip below via Apple Music, and watch the “It’s So Easy” performance featuring Foo Fighters and Guns N’ Roses.