This summer you’ve been invited by Robert Smith to play the Southbank Centre as part of his curation at this year’s Meltdown festival, as well as supporting Guns’n’Roses on the German and Danish legs of their European tour. How did both of those come about, which one are you looking forward to the most, and will you be doing anything special for either?
Those things really mean a lot to us. We’re doing the Olympic Stadium in Berlin which is fucking huge – if only Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin were there as well! We’ve bumped into Duff a lot over the years and he’s one of the sweetest, most intelligent people in rock and roll. He’s an absolute diamond, so it will be great to see him again and watch them. You never know, we might be playing for 3 hours if Axl’s not that fussed about going on! When I saw the YouTube videos from last year they sounded really good. There was one show where Adler joined them for a few tracks and that was incredible; straight away they got their groove back. It’s just funny how some chemistry never disappear.