UAE-based rocker Jay Wud, who has just released his new album False Utopia to critical acclaim, has been chosen to open for legendary rock act Guns N Roses, in Abu Dhabi at the Du Arena on March 28th. We nabbed a quick interview with Jay.
Which Guns N Roses song would you do a duet with Axl on, if you were given the chance?
I wouldn’t, it’s the mighty Axl after all! To play guitar next to him though? That would be incredible, it would have to be Sweet Child of Mine.
What is the first Guns N Roses song you remember hearing and how old and where were you?
It was Welcome to the Jungle, I was 13 years old when a friend at school passed me Guns’n'roses Apetite For Destruction tape.
I saw your music video for Incomplete Heart on MTV Arabia – did they really blur out your tattoos?
ha! Seriously? I didn’t know that.
You have just released your album False Utopia, how has it been received here and across the Middle East?
False Utopia’s release has been quite a buzz, with the different sound and band launch. We are hoping the tour will get the record to reach more people.
Will your album be available on the merch stand at the Guns N Roses show?
We are still working on those details, hopefully yes.
What is up next for you? Will you be touring or are you back in the studio?
Actually the opening for Guns is the start of our tour in the region. Dates will be announced very soon on our site.
This year we will focus our energy on performing as much as possible, we owe it to our fans and we can’t wait to get on the road.
If you could sit down with Axl Rose and ask him two questions about anything, what would they be and why?
I’d actually ask one question. Why did it take you so long to release the latest Guns record? After guns fell apart a lot of rumours about the new album not coming together went around, but then ” Chinese Democracy” came out and BAMMM, it was a masterpiece !
You are having a dinner party and you can invite any four famous people in the world whether living or dead, who would they be and why?
I don’t think I need to tell you the reason, what a group to have around the same table!
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