Fergie’s Axl Rose Obsession Leads Her To Cover ‘Paradise City’

Robbie Daw | November 13, 2009 1:00 pm

It’s been a minute since we first learned that Fergie had added her leather-clad booty to the treasure trove of artists contributing to Slash’s upcoming debut solo outing, Slash & Friends. She’s in a pool with guesting Slash pals that includes such rock luminaries as Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Dave Grohl and—where you been girl?— Nicole Scherzinger.

Prefix has posted a clip of Fergie and Cypress Hill’s reinterpretation of Guns N’ Roses’ classic “Paradise City” from Slash & Friends—and, yes, it’s just as kitchen-sinkish as the best/worst stuff on Chinese Democracy. Hear it after the jump!

Of course, Fergie’s penchant for (and awkward mimicry of) Axl Rose goes way back to the ancient times of 2008, when the Black Eyed Peas singer took to the Today Show stage and writhed around on her hands and knees in front of children like a budget lady of the night. Here she covers Heart’s “Barracuda,” but at the very end busts out her best Axl serpentine shimmy and quotes from “Welcome To The Jungle.”

And this was all after she does one-handed cartwheels while singing.