Axl Rose seems to blame almost everyone but himself for Guns N' Roses famously late live shows.
He says his manager in the 90s and even guitarist Slash are the ones who prompted his late appearances - even though the newer Gn'R lineup draws similar criticism. The band were two hours late for a show in Rio in October.
"A lot of this goes back to '91, and when we were super-late going onstage. And that really has more to do with [that] I should not have been on that tour," he explained on VH1 (via NME).
"I only went on tour for three reasons: My manager had booked a tour without authorization then, I'm gonna be sued for it. He was also telling me if Slash dies of heroin, or whatever, it's my fault. And [lastly] Slash pushing me. I should have not agreed to do that tour, but didn't know how to get out of it."
To his credit, Rose takes some responsibility for the delays - but only a little. He added:
"Not complaining, or to be a wuss or whatever, just a lot of times, day of show for some reason, everything starts going wrong. People are making mistakes you're making mistakes, and nobody even knows why."
He goes on to admit that he's always been late for appointments, saying he used to be running to work while still trying to fit his tie.
Earlier this week guitarist Tommy Stinson floated the idea that Gn'R might record a new album to succeed "Chinese Democracy" which took more than a decade to complete.