Guns N’ Roses Member Talks ‘Overwhelming’ Tour: ‘Axl Likes People Who Have His Back’

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Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus discussed the Not In This Lifetime tour in a new Honky Tonk interview.

“I’ve been in the band for what, 14-15 years. Now, when we were preparing for this tour we knew how important this was going to be, as far as historically, you know — this was a big deal. And we knew we had to make it as perfect as we possibly could. We really put a lot of time in the rehearsing more than we had ever done before for this tour because we knew how important it was. There is an air of importance, we knew it had to be great we knew the world was watching.

It’s been amazing it’s been so great it’s been really fantastic, it’s beyond my wildest dreams. I never thought it would ever be as crazy as it’s been as far as the reception, the fans it’s been really overwhelming. It’s such an honor to be a part of this.

And you know Axl is very loyal, you know. And very…he really is very generous and he likes to have his people that have his back, he wants to feel like…within the band it’s great, it’s better than it’s ever been since I’ve been in the band. And some of my best friends have been in this band — Tommy and Dizzy and Robin you know those are really close friends of mine. Now the vibe is better than ever. Everybody gets along great.”