|MTV's Kurt Loder interviewed Axl right after GN'R closed the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards at New York City's Radio City Music Hall.
Kurt: Hi, here we are again backstage again. Axl Rose - he's back!
Kurt: What took you so long?
Axl: I was just trying to put this monstrosity together
Kurt: What's gonna happen now? Is Chinese Democracy going to come out? Are we gonna see it soon?
Axl: Umm you'll see it, I dont know if soon is the word. But it will come out and we will, we'll go back, we'll do some more recording and then we'll start the American leg of the tour... And see how it goes from there.
Kurt: This has taken a long time.
Axl: Yeah, but it's also how do you rebuild something that got so big and replace virtually every person on the crew, every single thing. And how do you make a whole bunch of guys that are something else into something that already was. I dont know if it's exactly been done like this. And not with the intensity of these players wanting to play the material.
Kurt: This is one of the great performances. Congratulations. You really....
Kurt: This is a great band.
Axl: Thanks for that Rio review.
Kurt: My pleasure, my pleasure.
Kurt: Axl Rose.