Country-pop star Carrie Underwood has told E! in a new interview with she really wants to sing with GUNS N’ ROSES frontman Axl Rose at some point in her life. She said: “I’ve covered enough GUNS N’ ROSES stuff, and it was people like him who taught me how to sing.”
“I look at people like him and Freddie Mercury, those people who were doing all these crazy runs. It was so different,” Underwood added.
In 2013, Underwood delivered a faithful cover of GUNS N’ ROSES‘ “Paradise City” at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. Check out video footage of the performance below.
Underwood said in a 2014 interview that late QUEEN frontman Freddie Mercury was high on her list of first loves.
“I’ve always been a huge fan and lover of Freddie Mercury,” she said. “I would listen to him when I was a kid. He could do so many amazing things with his voice. People like that — who had incredible voices — I was always drawn to. I would want to try to do what they do. They were my teachers.”
She also said that if you scrolled through her iPod, you’d find some really hard rock music, like MUDVAYNE.
“When I work out, I like to listen to things that are really angry,” she said. “I couldn’t do it on a daily basis or driving in my car. I think that would be kind of weird.”