KINGS OF CHAOS — the new touring project featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan and Gilby Clarke, along with Glenn Hughes (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, DEEP PURPLE), Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL), Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE, SLASH) and Joe Elliott (DEF LEPPARD) — took part in a press conference prior to the band's November 27 performance at Jockey Club in Asunción, Paraguay. You can watch video footage of the question-and-answer session below.
"Matt Sorum put the band together," Elliott told Cape Times earlier in the year. "We've known each other for years. To quote Ozzy Osbourne, he asked if we wanted to 'get aboard this crazy train.' Join in, sing a few songs and have a bit of fun — with no pressure."
He added: "And what a lineup! We have a great rhythm section from GUNS N' ROSES, Glenn Hughes from DEEP PURPLE, then there's Slash and Myles Kennedy."
KINGS OF CHAOS performs some of the individual bandmembers' greatest hits in a two-hour display of frenzied guitar riffs, pounding drums, resonating bass and trademark raspy vocals.
"The songs kind of picked themselves," said Elliott. "We'll do [DEF LEPPARD's] 'Pour Some Sugar On Me' and 'Animal', of course.
"Fresh songs come with fresh blood. We may even end up writing songs together. Who knows?"
He added: "It's a wonderful experience to work with these guys. They just smile all the time. Everyone has been in a band for 30 or 40 years, and we all have great jokes and stories."
KINGS OF CHAOS made its Australian live debut on April 20 at the Stone Music Festival at Sydney's ANZ Stadium.
"I couldn't believe the number of people totally going bananas. It was an eye-opener to see how much they dug it," said Elliott.
"It's building, it's a curiosity. You wonder how it's going to work, Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke and Duff McKagan playing a DEF LEPPARD song… Will it work? And it does!"
KINGS OF CHAOS toured South and Central America last year under the name ROCK 'N' ROLL ALLSTARS.