Carrie Underwood Really Wants to Collaborate With Axl Rose

Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 2015 CMT Music Awards
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Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 2015 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. 

In 2013, Carrie Underwood showed the world her love for Guns N’ Roses when she delivered a faithful cover of “Paradise City” at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. A couple years later, she’s still got Axl Rose on the mind – and she’s even crediting him with showing her how to sing.

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“I really want to sing with Axl Rose at some point in my life,” she tells E! in a new interview. “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 adds.

As a GNR fan, Underwood should be delighted to know that Rose and former bandmate Slash are reportedly on better terms after years of bad blood, and rumors of a reunion of the original band lineup have been on the horizon.

The singer also addresses married life and motherhood in her interview with E!, being honest enough to admit that the “honeymoon phase” of her relationship with husband Mike Fisher is over: “We have a kid. That went out the door with the poopy diapers.”

Check out a video of Underwood’s 2013 “Paradise City” performance below to reminisce about the time that she channeled her rock idol.