Guns ‘n’ Roses frontman Axel Rose was one of the many present at Lisa Marie Presleymemorial service this weekend. The singer talked a little about his friendship with Presley, and performed “November Rain” on the piano – which was apparently a request from Presley before her death.
After the service, Rose was interviewed by Entertainment tonight and was asked how he felt during his speech at the service.
“I didn’t really know that I wanted to speak or anything and I still feel like I don’t know that I deserve to be here. But I wanted to do right by her and her family and the fans. So it meant a lot, I was quite nervous and emotional about it. When I wrote it, I was calm – but didn’t say it,” Rose explained.
The interviewer then mentioned that “November Rain” was one of Presley’s favorite songs, with Rose stating that she actually wanted him to play it at the service.
“Yes, it was my understanding that she had actually talked about if the situation… So that’s why I was asked to do it. So of course I had to be here,” the singer said.
See the interview below.
Rose and Presley have apparently been friends for years, and according to an interview, Rose has been involved Peoplehe sent her jokes, animal videos and other forms of entertainment to try to cheer her up after the death of her son Benjamin Keough in July 2020.
“The passing of her son was shocking, tragic and devastating. It was something that at one point you obviously didn’t want to bring up, but awkwardly wanted to in an attempt to let her know you cared and thought of her, of them , and to be of any comfort you could, which she appreciated,” Rose recalled.
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