Slash recently discussed the unlikelihood of an original Guns N’ Roses reunion in an interview with WAAF:
“It’s a subject I just avoid. ‘Cause I’ve tried all different approaches on this particular subject. The thing is it’s been dead in the water since 1996. I’m not gonna joke about it. Anything I ever said that led anybody to believe that there might be any kind of a reunion was just me being nice. No one’s ever considered it. It’s not really in the cards. And the thing with the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame was that was the closest we got to it, or could have gotten to it, and it didn’t happen. And I said, ‘You know what?! Let’s just close the books. That was a very public event, and hopefully everybody gets it.'”
Steven Adler left Guns N’ Roses in 1990, Izzy Stradlin in 1991, Slash in 1996, and Duff McKagan/Matt Sorum in 1997. Axl Rose has carried on with a revolving door new lineup since then.