Ukrainian President Says He’s a Big Fan of Guns N’ Roses + AC/DC

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During his downtime, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky loves to listen to Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, and Eric Clapton.

For almost a year and a half now, Zelensky has been working around the clock to protect his people from Russia’s invasion; the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24th, 2022.

While talking with CNN recently, Zelensky shared that when he has some quiet in his life and is not working, he loves listening to music.

Speaking about those moments when he has alone time, Zelensky says (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“I have such moments. Important to be in silence, to be alone. Alone, how can I be alone? Alone I can be with music or with a book, and early, early in the morning when there are no sounds, no people, nobody. I can just read. Think, think. And the music helps really.”

Zelensky is then asked what kind of music he is into, and it is here where he mentions his enjoyment of AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, and Eric Clapton. Per the Ukrainian President:

“I like AC/DC and Ukrainian music. Of course, I like Ukrainian music a lot because Ukrainian, that’s native language. That’s why you understand not only music, you understand words and et cetera. AC/DC, I don’t understand all the words [laughs], but I like the energy of AC/DC. Eric Clapton, Guns N’ Roses… Maybe it’s too old music.”

Guns N’ Roses caught wind of Zelensky’s comments and shared CNN’s report on Twitter. Alongside the post, the band wrote: “Among good company.”

We cannot imagine the absolute stress and hell that Zelensky has been going through since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. We are glad that he has some good tunes to help him relax, but we hope for an end to this conflict.