Axl Rose stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night for an appearance that had been hyped weeks in advance as his first live television interview in 20 years. (Rose also did a much longer, non-live interview on VH1’s That Metal Show in 2011.) Rose was there to promote Guns N’ Roses’ upcoming Las Vegas residency, which begins October 31 at the Hard Rock Hotel. He was also tasked with damage control after a disastrous performance last weekend at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit, where GNR played acoustic versions of classics like “Welcome to the Jungle” that were marred by Rose’s ineffectual (and apparently strep throat–ravaged) vocals. In this video, for instance, he sounds like he’s singing out of a straw that’s been plunged into his esophagus, possibly by Izzy Stradlin.