Joe Rogan discussed how Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has turned it around after ‘fucking up his life’ in a new podcast with Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan. Alternative Nation transcribed Rogan’s comments.
“The GNR one is a fascinating one to me, because Axl just went off the rails and into the woods for so long. Shooting his face up with a bunch of shit, and looked like he was just gone, it looked like we’d lost him. To me, as a kid, Guns N’ Roses ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ was one of my all time favorite songs when I was 18, it was amazing. Then to see them just have this incredible success, and then Axl goes crazy.”
“One of the things that I really enjoy about Axl Rose is I love comebacks. I love when someone fucks their life up, and brings it right back around.”
He later said, “Success stories are awesome, love them, but they’re fairly commonplace. But success, complete fuck up, success again, those are the stories, those are the ones I enjoy.”
“There was some performances of Axl maybe when he was touring on his own, where he was off, and he wasn’t quite there yet, and now you see him live and he’s fucking killing it. He turned it around.”