Reclusive rocker Axl Rose is set to give late-night U.S. Tv chat show host Jimmy Kimmel a big ratings boost by agreeing to sit for a rare interview.

The Guns N' Roses frontman will sit down with the comedian on 24 October (12).

The appearance will be part of Rose's promotional activity before he and his band begin a 12-date residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The chat will be Rose's first major U.S. Tv appearance since he agreed to an interview on Vh1 Classic's That Metal Show last year (Nov11).