Even before news broke that Guns N' Roses were amongst next year's batch of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, speculation began to spike as to whether the notoriously hard to pin down Axl Rose (the sole remaining original member of the GN'R lineup) would be open to reuniting with his old band mates during the induction ceremony. Drummer Steven Adler sounded doubtful, but Slash seems like he'd be on board, and now it looks like even Axl himself might be up for a few songs with the gang.
"The only thing that would make it would be Duff [McKagan] and Slash, really," Axl tells the LA Timesin a new interview, "It's nothing against Izzy and it's nothing against Steven, or anything like that. Steven may want it, but these guys I'm working with right now, they work really hard and it's hard work. I've toured with the other guys and I've also seen what they've done since, and I just know the difficulties. So it's not really even a full reunion."
McKagan, the band's original rhythm guitarist, has been opening up for Guns N' Roses 2.0 at some of their recent shows... so you know he's got to be down with the idea, right?
Honestly, even if they don't perform together, it'd be great to see Axl and Slash on the same stage again, wouldn't it? I don't want to get my hopes up over this... a lesson I learned hard and well from Chinese Democracy.
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