2016 Preview: Guns N' Roses
The signs point to a reunion, but who else besides Axl Rose will be welcome in the jungle?
On Swedish television last August, Slash revealed that after nearly 20 years of bitter estrangement he and Axl Rose had worked out their differences.
A wildfire of speculation ensued – could this mean a classic Guns N’ Roses reunion would at last be possible? [UPDATE: Yes. The reunion gig at Coachella was confirmed on January 5.]
The revelation came shortly after Slash’s split from wife Perla Hudson, who was known to criticise Axl on social media. There were assertions that this was a factor in the renewed association. But debate among fans raged – from whether Slash’s comment was taken out of context to whether the dispelling of bad blood meant anything at all to the state of Guns N’ Roses. Shortly after, sources in both Australia and Portugal claimed that promoters were approached about adding a reunited GN’R to 2016 festivals. The Isle of Wight and Download Festivals joined the rumour mill, reportedly for 2017. Yet nothing was confirmed.