Watch: Axl Rose Joins Carrie Underwood for “Welcome to the Jungle”

Carrie Underwood’s Denim & Rhinestones tour made its way to Los Angeles earlier this week, featuring a surprise appearance from Guns N’ Roses‘ Axl Rose.

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The country phenom normally performs a rendition of “Welcome to the Jungle” as she returns for her first encore but, the crowd at the L.A. show was gifted a little something extra as Rose joined her on stage.

“Los Angeles, I want to hear you make some noise for Axl Rose,” Underwood told the audience. The frontman then walked out onto the stage in a zebra print jacket and black jeans with his wailing vocals in tow. Check out the performance below.

This isn’t the first time the unlikely duo has performed together. Underwood and Rose first delivered a couplet of duets – “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City” – at Stagecoach Festival in 2022. Later, Guns N’ Roses asked Underwood out as a guest on the same two songs in Tottenham, England.

“It was many years in the making,” Underwood previously said about tapping Rose for his Stagecoach debut. “I’ve been covering Guns N’ Roses my whole life, pretty much, and definitely onstage for the past 15 years at least. I had asked before if he would ever come sing, or if I could come to him somewhere. We had a couple almost maybes, where it almost maybe would have happened, but for various reasons, it wasn’t the right time.

“But [for Stagecoach] I asked,” she added. “I sent him an email and said, ‘We’re so close to you,’ and explained the why and what he meant to me. The way I learned how to sing was I would pick really hard vocalists to try to emulate, and his voice always mesmerized me. I was like, ‘How is he doing the things that he’s doing?’ So I told him all that…and he came! We had rehearsals and everything went very smoothly. It was easy for all of us to be around each other. Hopefully, he had a good time.”

After wrapping up “Welcome to the Jungle,” Underwood closed her L.A. show with her signature “Before He Cheats.”

The Denim & Rhinestones tour will wrap up this Friday (March 17) in Seattle. Find the remaining tickets, HERE.

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