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Steven Tyler Has Been Working On Guns N’ Roses Reunion ‘For Years’

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Guns N’ Roses are reuniting at Coachella this year, how exciting is that for you?

Steven Tyler: I’ve been working on it for years.  Call Slash up, ask him.

So this has your name written all over it?

Steven Tyler: Nah I wouldn’t say…the world needs more rock ‘n’ roll and enough of people arguing especially when they’re as talented…everybody loves their songs, that’s what rock ‘n’ roll is about, they love it.

How big is this reunion going to be?

Steven Tyler: Huge. There are no words. Just don’t forget this man…it don’t happen til it happens.

Why do you think it is that they are doing it now, after almost three decades?

Steven Tyler: Obviously there was a row and they finally made up.  What do you think.

Guns N’ Roses Reunion Rumored To Feature 8 Members

Mitch Lafon is reporting that the Guns N’ Roses reunion lineup will feature Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Dave Kushner, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, Dizzy Reed, and Chris Pitman. Kushner, Velvet Revolver’s rhythm guitarist, is a new name that hadn’t previously been linked to any Guns N’ Roses 2016 rumors. Kushner teased the possibility of joining the band a few days ago, but most of his tweets seemed fairly light hearted.

Chris Pitman has seemingly confirmed his involvement by updating his Twitter to say ‘Member of Guns N’ Roses, 1998 to present.’ Lafon broke the news of GNR’s reunion being announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Guns N’ Roses will make their first reunion appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on January 5, 2016, journalist Mitch Lafon is reporting on Facebook and Twitter. It is unknown if they will perform, but it will definitely be a can’t miss night for Guns N’ Roses fans. Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan are the only original members confirmed so far for the reunion, the statuses of Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler, and Matt Sorum uncertain. Rose gave his only live televised interview in the last 20 years on Kimmel in 2012.

Guns N’ Roses Planning 2016 European Tour Dates

BILD is reporting the first Guns N’ Roses 2016 European concert date.   According to their sources, Guns N’ Roses will perform in July at the Hockenheim Ring in Hockenheim, Germany.

As we have been reporting for months, the reunited Guns N’ Roses will be headlining the Coachella festival in Indio, CA in April 2016. Billboard confirmed our reports earlier today, also reporting that the band will play the new Las Vegas Arena, which is set to open in April. Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan so far are the only confirmed members.

Alternative Nation has learned that Guns N’ Roses will announce additional United States stadium tour dates in late January 2016. We previously reported on December 1st that around 25 dates were planned, and this still appears to be the case. A show at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (where the New York Jets and New York Giants play) is reportedly in the works.

Consequence of Sound
is reporting that Matt Sorum will be the drummer, but there have been many contradictory reports, with Frank Ferrer even hinting at his own involvement, and Steven Adler publicly lobbying for his job back just a couple of months ago.

Steven Adler & Izzy Stradlin’s Rumored Involvement In Guns N’ Roses Reunion

Metal Sludge is reporting that Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler could be guest performers on Guns N’ Roses’ upcoming reunion tour.

“It’s Axl, Slash & Duff. And whoever they decided to hire for the week, month or leg of a specific tour. If anyone so much as steps a foot to the left, they will be replaced faster than Summer’s replaces clip-in extensions on tour.”

He added, “It’s the Big 3, Dizzy will be on keys, Frank on drums and Richard on rythym. And Izzy will saunter in a few nights and do 2-3 songs. Adler will get a chance to play a song or two, and my guess, might even be done 38 Special style. With both drummers. I’ve heard from sources Axl does not like Sorum, and he’s also said a few dumb things in recent years – so he’s not likely to be there unless he bought a ticket. Scatter in a guest here or there on guitar, or Bach singing a duet with the boss on a night or two. Maybe if Fortus breaks an arm or something, they might bring in Gilby for a run of shows. I’d also wager there will be another utility player or two on the trek playing keyboards, or maybe even some extra guitar. Mark my words on all of this.”

Ex-Poison manager Howie Hubberman hinted at Facebook at Guns N’ Roses trying to find a way to have some sort of role for Steven Adler in the reunion. “Negotiations are not finished. They are doing this the right way!! Right way would include Steven (in some way).

Guitarist Breaks Silence On Guns N’ Roses Reunion

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus briefly discussed the reunion of the band’s original members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan with a fan on Facebook yesterday. While Rose, Slash, and McKagan are confirmed to be part of GNR’s 2016 lineup, no other members have been confirmed yet. Many rumors have stated that Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, and Dizzy Reed will remain with the band, even with Slash and McKagan’s returns. Other rumors have stated that Matt Sorum will be the drummer, and others have said that the original lineup featuring Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin will reunite.

Fortus reportedly reacted to the reunion news and rumors of him being involved yesterday by saying to a fan, “Really!?  Man, I sure hope so!  That’d be awesome.”

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As we have been reporting for months, the reunited Guns N’ Roses will be headlining the Coachella festival in Indio, CA in April 2016. Billboard confirmed our reports earlier today, also reporting that the band will play the new Las Vegas Arena, which is set to open in April. Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan so far are the only confirmed members.

Alternative Nation has learned that Guns N’ Roses will announce additional United States stadium tour dates in late January 2016. We previously reported on December 1st that around 25 dates were planned, and this still appears to be the case. A show at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (where the New York Jets and New York Giants play) is reportedly in the works.

Consequence of Sound
is reporting that Matt Sorum will be the drummer, but there have been many contradictory reports, with Frank Ferrer even hinting at his own involvement, and Steven Adler publicly lobbying for his job back just a couple of months ago.

Reunited Guns N’ Roses Ask Festival For Over $8 Million

99 Scenes is reporting that the reunited Guns N’ Roses were in negotiations to play at the Amnesia Rockfest, arguably Quebec’s biggest music festival. Promoters couldn’t reach an agreement though, as they thought Guns N’ Roses were asking for too much money. The band’s asking price is reportedly 4 times more than what they’ve paid any other act. The festival paid System of a Down $2 million last year, so if this report is true, Guns N’ Roses wanted at least $8 million.

Metal Sludge is reporting that Guns N’ Roses will record 1 to 2 new songs in early 2016. The band will also sign working agreements (contracts) in early January for their reunion and upcoming tour dates.

Many sources are reporting that an announcement is expected on January 5th. Former Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner liked Alternative Nation’s tweet on Friday linking to our story titled ‘Guns N’ Roses Website Switches To Original Logo, Reunion Imminent.’

A mysterious advertisement seemingly advertising Guns N’ Roses’ upcoming 2016 reunion tour is now being shown before Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The advertisement shows a crowd, but not much else. Guns N’ Roses are expected to announce a 2016 reunion tour in just days, with a Coachella appearance expected.

Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan thus far are the only members confirmed by sources and members of the media, with the status of Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler, and Matt Sorum unknown.

Duff McKagan has also shared a photo of himself playing bass with the caption ‘LAMF,’ seemingly playing to prepare for the upcoming reunion. Duff had ‘LAMF’ written on his bass amp during the Use Your Illusions tour and in the “Yesterdays” video.

Mother of god. It's really happening. #starwars #preview #gunsnroses

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Reunited Guns N’ Roses Planning New Material, Duff McKagan Shares Rehearsal Photo

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Metal Sludge is reporting that Guns N’ Roses will record 1 to 2 new songs in early 2016. The band will also sign working agreements (contracts) in early January for their reunion and upcoming tour dates.

Many sources are reporting that an announcement is expected on January 5th. Former Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner liked Alternative Nation’s tweet on Friday linking to our story titled ‘Guns N’ Roses Website Switches To Original Logo, Reunion Imminent.’

A mysterious advertisement seemingly advertising Guns N’ Roses’ upcoming 2016 reunion tour is now being shown before Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The advertisement shows a crowd, but not much else. Guns N’ Roses are expected to announce a 2016 reunion tour in just days, with a Coachella appearance expected.

Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan thus far are the only members confirmed by sources and members of the media, with the status of Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler, and Matt Sorum unknown.

Duff McKagan has also shared a photo of himself playing bass with the caption ‘LAMF,’ seemingly playing to prepare for the upcoming reunion. Duff had ‘LAMF’ written on his bass amp during the Use Your Illusions tour and in the “Yesterdays” video.

Mother of god. It's really happening. #starwars #preview #gunsnroses

A video posted by Jason Rudolph (@jasonmrudolph) on

Guns N’ Roses have also deleted their entire website and now are only displaying the logo of the original Guns N’ Roses on their home page, hinting that an announcement is imminent as we approach the end of 2015 and head into 2016.

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Epiphone, the sister company of Slash’s guitar company Gibson, is reporting that ‘something’ is going on between the guitarist and Guns N’ Roses:

“We’ve been hearing the rumors for months about a reunion of the original line-up of Guns N’ Roses. But even our well-placed Epiphone informants are still keeping details under wraps. But is there something going on? Yes. But what exactly we can’t say yet. Though numerous mags are confirming a 2017 reunion tour (or at least a massive anniversary show), no one from the original line-up is going all-out on record. But you can bet if the web is a-buzz already at the rumor of “massive” stadium shows, something good is in the works and that much we can tell you. Meanwhile, Slash and his Conspirators will be ringing in the New Year in Las Vegas at the House of Blues.”

Slash’s Conspirators bandmate Todd Kearns claimed that ‘schedules’ are a big reason Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will being taking a bit of a break from their usual breakneck speed of recording and touring. Kearns discussed this in a new interview with Ruutu.

Kearns said the only reason they are taking a break is because they are “stuck in traffic” with Myles’ schedule with Alter Bridge.

He says Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will release their album after Alter Bridge gets theirs out. They already have 10-12 songs written.

He also says if it was up to Slash the band would cyclically record, tour, record, tour forever ”

“The only thing keeping him from doing that is schedules and other people.”

The ‘schedules’ preventing the album from coming out this summer has also been heavily rumored to be a Guns N’ Roses reunion, with major festival gigs rumored, including Coachella.

Guns N’ Roses Reunion May Be Imminent With Surprising Members

While current Guns N’ Roses drummer Frank Ferrer has recently been promoting the fact that he is in Guns N’ Roses by promoting the band’s merchandise, could he soon be replaced by Steven Adler AND Matt Sorum?

Eddie Trunk, the host of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show and Trunk Nation on Sirius Satellite Radio, discussed some new details on the rumored Guns N’ Roses reunion on the Let There Be Talk podcast. Trunk said he believes a reunion might be imminent, because he has personal relationships with Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler, and Matt Sorum. He said they regularly hang out, send texts back and forth, and have lunch together whenever they’re in the same town. Trunk said that recently, none of them have been available to do anything.

Even Steven Adler who always wants to be on his show is now silent, same with Matt Sorum. Duff is not responding to any text message and same with Slash who is also a personal friend of Eddie. This never happened before.

Eddie Trunk posted a blog last week where he revealed that Guns N’ Roses reunion talks have been going on over the last year.

“I have said for years I think one day some sort of reunion will happen. Why? Because it’s too big not to, the members are still relatively young, and the money is way too attractive to ignore. The main reason I would like to see it is because as a lifelong promoter of rock and metal it would give our genre a shot in the arm. I do believe and have been told by very reliable sources over the last year or so that indeed there have been talks. But “talks” can go several ways as we all know and have seen. Promoters can and sometimes do make offers for bands and tours not currently formed. Hoping the amount of money makes the bands reunite. Zeppelin, Floyd, etc. I have personally been asked to make offers to the guys in Skid Row to reunite by promoters half a dozen times over the years. Offers happen all the time, putting the pieces in place to make tours happen, not so much. Ego, politics, control, money, merch, control of the name and brand, all play a part. Factor in that when a band splits all the members now have their own managers and agents who must then negotiate. So I think 100% there are talks and hopes of doing something with GnR. How close they are or if they actually happen is anyone’s guess. It could be tomorrow, it could be in five years, it could be never. Unless you are on the very inside with lawyers, agents and managers you just don’t know. And with how volatile this stuff can be it could have been set and pulled off the table five times already for all we know.

Here’s where the fans can’t be blamed for speculation; there has been no announcement from any source that this ISN’T happening! To end this all that would need to happen is Slash, Duff, or Axl put out a statement saying this is not happening and they are staying on their current paths. They would have to be on another planet to not know it’s being talked about everywhere. But if Axl came out tomorrow and said “I have a new lineup, here are my new guys replacing Bumble and DJ, here’s what we are doing” , it would all be over. A statement from anyone killing it will stop all the madness. But since that has not happened you can’t blame any fan who wants this for dreaming. And it likely means there are still talks ongoing. So the speculation and rumors will continue until we get an announcement saying one thing or the other.”

Guns N’ Roses Reunion Has Been In Talks For A Year

Eddie Trunk has posted a new blog where he reveals that Guns N’ Roses reunion talks have been going on over the last year.

“I have said for years I think one day some sort of reunion will happen. Why? Because it’s too big not to, the members are still relatively young, and the money is way too attractive to ignore. The main reason I would like to see it is because as a lifelong promoter of rock and metal it would give our genre a shot in the arm. I do believe and have been told by very reliable sources over the last year or so that indeed there have been talks. But “talks” can go several ways as we all know and have seen. Promoters can and sometimes do make offers for bands and tours not currently formed. Hoping the amount of money makes the bands reunite. Zeppelin, Floyd, etc. I have personally been asked to make offers to the guys in Skid Row to reunite by promoters half a dozen times over the years. Offers happen all the time, putting the pieces in place to make tours happen, not so much. Ego, politics, control, money, merch, control of the name and brand, all play a part. Factor in that when a band splits all the members now have their own managers and agents who must then negotiate. So I think 100% there are talks and hopes of doing something with GnR. How close they are or if they actually happen is anyone’s guess. It could be tomorrow, it could be in five years, it could be never. Unless you are on the very inside with lawyers, agents and managers you just don’t know. And with how volatile this stuff can be it could have been set and pulled off the table five times already for all we know.

Here’s where the fans can’t be blamed for speculation; there has been no announcement from any source that this ISN’T happening! To end this all that would need to happen is Slash, Duff, or Axl put out a statement saying this is not happening and they are staying on their current paths. They would have to be on another planet to not know it’s being talked about everywhere. But if Axl came out tomorrow and said “I have a new lineup, here are my new guys replacing Bumble and DJ, here’s what we are doing” , it would all be over. A statement from anyone killing it will stop all the madness. But since that has not happened you can’t blame any fan who wants this for dreaming. And it likely means there are still talks ongoing. So the speculation and rumors will continue until we get an announcement saying one thing or the other.”

Update On Guns N’ Roses’ Possible 2017 Tour Plans

Charity Buzz has set up an auction to meet Slash on his next tour with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Slash recently told a fan that he would record a new album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators early next year, but that the release would be delayed and it would not come out this summer. The auction states that Slash will be touring with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators in 2016/2017, which indicates a tour that will begin in late 2016 and go into 2017 with a new album released sometime during this period. Slash has been heavily rumored to reunite with Guns N’ Roses for summer 2016 tour dates, so this new report on Slash’s 2016/2017 tour indicates that if Guns N’ Roses indeed do stage a reunion tour next year, it would be a limited summer 2016 run.

Brazilian journalist Jose Norberto Flesch is reporting that Guns N’ Roses’ original members have solved their legal issues, issues that were preventing a reunion.

He said (via a GNRTruth‘s members translation): “Heads up! The ‘possible return of Guns’ story is stronger now. I’ve heard that the legal issues have been solved. Now it’s up to the band.”

“Guns already has an offer ($$$$$$$) from Coachella for a long time. It was only a matter of solving their issues.”

“European festivals are also anxiously awaiting for a resolution for all Guns related problems.”

Flesch is famous for breaking news on concerts and tours in Brazil before official announcements. Sometimes he also breaks international news from big bands.

Loaded posted a report yesterday about shows at Wembley Stadium and major U.K. festivals being in discussions, though they said it could take up to two years for these shows to happen. They said that Axl Rose had a falling out with Reading And Leeds Festival organizers in 2010 due to the band showing up an hour late.

Rose said at the time about the controversy: “Our start times at the Reading And Leeds Festivals factually had nothing to do with us as the previous bands came offstage when they did and we went on within our contracted and documented changeover time period,”

Continuing, Axl Rose argued that the changeover time is always lengthy and that festivals across the world run over.

“If you are aware of our changeover time, the average length of our show and the general nature of how these types of festivals run all of which are no big secrets… why book us?”

“Having the fans of our show penalized for how the event was ran,” he also wrote, “seems a bit draconian and more than unfair.”

“I didn’t organize, arrange, authorize, have knowledge of or was even consulted about … these shows til after the fact,” he said. Furthermore, by cutting short their set, Rose claims organizers jeopardized the safety of fans. “Why … risk having it go bad for everyone?” he wrote. “That’s where true recklessness and negligence at both the fans and our expense would seem to be.”

“God forbid we would force ourselves on anyone,” Rose later claimed. “It’s not that kinda party.”

Original Guns N’ Roses Members Come To Legal Agreement

Brazilian journalist Jose Norberto Flesch is reporting that Guns N’ Roses’ original members have solved their legal issues, issues that were preventing a reunion.

He said (via a GNRTruth‘s members translation): “Heads up! The ‘possible return of Guns’ story is stronger now. I’ve heard that the legal issues have been solved. Now it’s up to the band.”

“Guns already has an offer ($$$$$$$) from Coachella for a long time. It was only a matter of solving their issues.”

“European festivals are also anxiously awaiting for a resolution for all Guns related problems.”

Flesch is famous for breaking news on concerts and tours in Brazil before official announcements. Sometimes he also breaks international news from big bands.

Loaded posted a report yesterday about shows at Wembley Stadium and major U.K. festivals being in discussions, though they said it could take up to two years for these shows to happen. They said that Axl Rose had a falling out with Reading And Leeds Festival organizers in 2010 due to the band showing up an hour late.

Rose said at the time about the controversy: “Our start times at the Reading And Leeds Festivals factually had nothing to do with us as the previous bands came offstage when they did and we went on within our contracted and documented changeover time period,”

Continuing, Axl Rose argued that the changeover time is always lengthy and that festivals across the world run over.

“If you are aware of our changeover time, the average length of our show and the general nature of how these types of festivals run all of which are no big secrets… why book us?”

“Having the fans of our show penalized for how the event was ran,” he also wrote, “seems a bit draconian and more than unfair.”

“I didn’t organize, arrange, authorize, have knowledge of or was even consulted about … these shows til after the fact,” he said. Furthermore, by cutting short their set, Rose claims organizers jeopardized the safety of fans. “Why … risk having it go bad for everyone?” he wrote. “That’s where true recklessness and negligence at both the fans and our expense would seem to be.”

“God forbid we would force ourselves on anyone,” Rose later claimed. “It’s not that kinda party.”

Guns N’ Roses Planning Massive Stadium Shows

Loaded magazine is reporting that Guns N’ Roses are expected to headline a string of shows at Wembley Stadium. The band are also expected to headline major festivals in the U.K., with Download and Isle of Wight rumored. Other sources have stated that Reading and Leeds could feature Guns N’ Roses on their lineups, but this report disputes that claim.

The report contradicts the claims though that the reunion tour will take place in 2016, and states that it will take place in 2017 so Rose and Slash have time to fulfill existing commitments. Loaded states that Rose is believed to want to play more gigs in 2016 to show some loyalty to his existing bandmates, who have toured under the Guns N’ Roses name ever since guitarist Slash and fellow original members Duff McKagan and Steven Adler left during the 1990’s.

Loaded’s source said: “The simple truth is that Glastonbury doesn’t pay enough money to its headliners for GN’R to consider playing there. Also, Michael Eavis doesn’t have many hard rock acts at Glastonbury and everyone in the camp wants the comeback to be as hard and heavy as possible.”

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus was interviewed a few days ago by Social Magazine, and Alternative Nation has transcribed some quotes from the interview.

“Guns N’ Roses will probably be doing something next year.” He added, “Hopefully you’ll be able to see both bands [Guns N’ Roses and Dead Daisies].”

Fortus said he has a great relationship with Axl Rose. “We get along really well. We come from a very similar place as far as our influences. We definitely relate on that level, and I think essentially with Axl, ultimately that’s all that really matters, the music. If we relate on that point, then everything else sort of falls into place.”

Fortus has been rumored to be part of a ‘hybrid’ Guns N’ Roses reunion lineup with Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, and Frank Ferrer. He said he was surprised when he was asked to join Guns N’ Roses in 2001.

“To be honest with you, it sort of wasn’t my thing. I wasn’t into metal as a kid, I was sort of a punk rock kid, and all of the bands I was in were all very different, they weren’t metal. So when I first got that call, I thought it was unusual, but it sort of made sense because of the people who were in that band at the time. Robin from Nine Inch Nails, Tommy from The Replacements, Brain from Primus, those were all guys that I knew, the same type of genre I was in, so it sort of made sense. Axl really wanted that, a diverse type of thing, he didn’t just want guys who were LA metal guys. GNR always had roots in punk rock as well.”

He also revealed that he heard that Axl Rose sang his vocals on Chinese Democracy in less than a week, and that surrounding issues were what were blocking the release of the album. He also discussed his longevity in GNR.

“I never really thought about it, and I’ve always done other things as well. I have to work, I have to do stuff, otherwise I get really depressed, if I’m not working, so I’ve always done other things, and it always keeps it sort of fresh, when you can step outside something and then come back to it. You have a new sense of appreciation for it, and a new perspective to add to it.”

Guns N’ Roses Rumored To Play 25 Reunion Shows

According to a new rumor on the MyGNR forum, Guns N’ Roses currently have 25 dates planned (so far) for their reunion tour, and the reason they haven’t announced the reunion is the Coachella Festival. A member posted:

“I have a few friends at Live Nation, AEG & Ticketmaster. I know from the conversations I’ve had, this is definitely happening. As absurd as it sounds, the biggest hold up right now is whether they are doing Coachella or not. If they do Coachella, and as of now they are, they can’t announce the tour until January. LN/Ticketmaster, does not want GNR to do Coachella, so they can announce earlier. but GNR does.

As of now there is 25 dates.”

GNRTruth admin MSL recently made posted about rumors of Guns N’ Roses playing at the Coachella Festival next year in Indio, CA. He posted, “I’ve seen Coachella mentioned in a few articles for this rumored GNR tour featuring the return of slash. Figured I’d poke around a bit today. Spoke to a friend at Goldenvoice who didn’t want to say too much, but said ‘clock is ticking’ and that the Coachella lineup is scheduled to be released January 5th.”

He later posted, “Promoters make offers all the time for Axl and Slash to get back together, so it’s difficult to say for sure what the end result will be and what stage things are at…but my buddy was under the impression that Coachella’s offer is/was for Axl/Slash/Duff and that if GNR can deliver those three, it doesn’t matter what the rest of the lineup is.”

Coachella’s 2016 festival will take place on April 15-17 and April 22-24. The festival is known for booking major reunions, getting Jane’s Addiction to reunite in 2001 and Rage Against The Machine to reunite in 2007.

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx recently spilled the beans on a Guns N’ Roses reunion. Sixx is the second prominent musician to reveal the band is reuniting, after former Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland told Alternative Nation last week. A fan asked Sixx on Twitter last night if Guns N’ Roses were reuniting, and Sixx had a definitive response: ‘THEY ARE. EVERYBODY KNOWS.’ Sixx plays with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba in Sixx:A.M., who he has a clear source in the Guns N’ Roses family.


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is reporting that the lineup will be Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, and Dizzy Reed.

Guns N’ Roses Release New Merchandise Featuring Original Lineup

Guns N’ Roses have sent out a new e-mail to fans announcing the release of new merchandise which features the band’s original lineup and classic logo. The new merchandise includes a skull blanket, a cross logo blanket, a skull head blanket, a bullet pillow, a cross logo ornament, a stocking, a scarf, pajamas, a hockey jersey, and more.

This is a major development, as there were legal battles in the past regarding Guns N’ Roses merchandise and logo rights. On April 21, 2006, Dik Hayd International, LLC (Slash’s company) tried to trademark all of the old GNR logos (Exhibit A, Exhibit B). Slash’s ex-wife Perla was the VP of Dik Hayd according to divorce filings. The trademarks were abandoned on March 27, 2007. All of the Guns N’ Roses trademarks are jointly owned by Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan. The Appetite logo is Axl’s tattoo done by Bill White Jr., and the skull art was drawn by R.K. Sloane.

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GNRTruth admin MSL recently made posted about rumors of Guns N’ Roses playing at the Coachella Festival next year in Indio, CA. He posted, “I’ve seen Coachella mentioned in a few articles for this rumored GNR tour featuring the return of slash. Figured I’d poke around a bit today. Spoke to a friend at Goldenvoice who didn’t want to say too much, but said ‘clock is ticking’ and that the Coachella lineup is scheduled to be released January 5th.”

He later posted, “Promoters make offers all the time for Axl and Slash to get back together, so it’s difficult to say for sure what the end result will be and what stage things are at…but my buddy was under the impression that Coachella’s offer is/was for Axl/Slash/Duff and that if GNR can deliver those three, it doesn’t matter what the rest of the lineup is.”

Coachella’s 2016 festival will take place on April 15-17 and April 22-24. The festival is known for booking major reunions, getting Jane’s Addiction to reunite in 2001 and Rage Against The Machine to reunite in 2007.

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx recently spilled the beans on a Guns N’ Roses reunion. Sixx is the second prominent musician to reveal the band is reuniting, after former Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland told Alternative Nation last week. A fan asked Sixx on Twitter last night if Guns N’ Roses were reuniting, and Sixx had a definitive response: ‘THEY ARE. EVERYBODY KNOWS.’ Sixx plays with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba in Sixx:A.M., who he has a clear source in the Guns N’ Roses family.


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is reporting that the lineup will be Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, and Dizzy Reed.

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba discussed the rumored reunion of GNR’s original lineup on Facebook a few days ago. Ashba said, “Rumors, rumors, read all about it! Personally, I would love to see the original members of Guns N’ Roses reunite. Let’s hope it happens for the fans!!”

He also told a fan, “The fans deserve it. Never forget I am a fan myself.”

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Slash: ‘It’s Fun To Play Guns N’ Roses Songs Again’

Slash discussed playing several Guns N’ Roses songs again recently in an interview with AntyRadio. These quotes are a rough translation from the interview, which was published in Polish.

“We started to play a song Guns N ‘Roses when I Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators were together.”

“I do not I carried out these numbers from some 12 or 13 years in that period. It’s fun for me, I choose pieces that I want to play and it’s basically behind. We draw from this joy.”

Slash was also asked if he wanted to slow down and look back at the past year, especially after just turning 50.

He responded, “I look only continue in the future.”

Slash again refused to answer any questions about the rumored Guns N’ Roses reunion and his friendship with Axl Rose.

Slash2Baz from Slash France is reporting that he spoke to Slash a few days ago, and Slash revealed to him that he will not be doing a solo tour next summer. While Slash will record a new album with the Conspirators and Myles Kennedy in the spring, it appears that a full tour and release push will not be possible immediately after this since Myles Kennedy will be working with Alter Bridge, with Slash2Baz also hinting at Slash telling him about some other plans that he ‘can’t say more’ about right now.

“Bad Rain was played tonight in Prague. Talked to Slash a little bit there. Plans for 2016 changed a little bit…. Hellwithin filming early 2016, then new Conspirators record in the spring then NO CONSPIRATORS tour cause Myles has to go back to AB until the end of 2016. So 2016 will be an AB year. I can’t say more right now. ;)

He added, “I don’t believe rumors man. I talk to people who are reliable sources, in this case it’s Slash himself. I won’t tell what he told me. I’m just saying no conspirators tour next summer. That’s it. He can be busy with many things like his new movie. ;) ps: if guys from alternativenation could read this: please DO NOT say what i’m not saying in your articles.”

Quoted you directly buddy!

Axl Rose, Slash & Duff McKagan To Release Guns N’ Roses Slot Machine

A Guns N’ Roses slot machine will be released in January 2016, MVideoSlots reports. The only featured members are Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan, which is interesting with the recent rumors that they may be the only original members in the Guns N’ Roses reunion.

The Guns N’ Roses slot is coming. And most of us already know this. But nobody knew when is the official release date till just now. NetEnt has released the official Guns N’ Roses video slot teaser. Prepare your ears — the rock band themed slot is released on 21st January 2016.

Here’s a quick teaser, from the Appetite for Destruction Wild to the Crowd Pleaser Bonus.

Did you watch the video? The slot’s certainly worth the wait, isn’t it?

I’ve talked about the Guns N Roses mobile slot about a month ago. You can read the article here.

To recap, the upcoming launch ceremony was held during the ICE Totally Gaming Conference in February 2015. There the CEO of NetEnt Per Eriksson, showed the online slot teaser and even revealed an authentic electric guitar signed by both Slash and Axl Rose.

There are rumours that it’ll be up for grabs when the slot is released.

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That and everything else that came with the show created a lot of hype around the game, which lasts to this date.

But now that the Guns N Roses video is out, it reveals many of the features and bonuses that are part of the slot.

Let’s check them out up close, on by one.

Guns N’ Roses choose your favourite track.

From ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ to ‘Chinese Democracy’

First of all, the highly anticipated Guns N’ Roses slot isn’t without the American hard rock band’s track list.

As you play, you can apparently choose your set list that includes mega hits like ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, ‘Sweet Child O’Mine’, ‘Paradise City’, ‘November Rain’ and ‘Chinese Democracy’.

Want to listen to the songs while you read this?

See the Spotify play buttons on the right (if you’re using a laptop). If you’re on a mobile then scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find the same widgets, and press Play.

To the features now…

Guns N’ Roses Expanding Wilds in the main game.

Stacked Logo Wilds in the Base Game

The Guns N’ Roses slot comes with lots of base game features. And one of such bonuses is the Expanding Wild, like in the Ariana slot.

It appears to apply to all of the 5 reels. So every time you get at least one Guns N’ Roses video slot logo Wild on the reel, it expands to cover all 3 symbol positions on that reel.

And if you trigger them on multiple reels in one spin, then I’m sure you can even expect some ‘Mega Win!’ or ‘Super Mega Win!’ celebrations as a result.

Alright, so what’s next?

Guns N’ Roses Random Multiplier up to x10.

Guns N’ Roses Slot Solo Multiplier

The main game is further enhanced with a random multiplier feature called Solo Multiplier.

Win up to x10 the total win just like that, when you least expect it.

Now, my personal favourite.

Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction cross-style Wild.

The Biggest Wilds of them All – The Appetite for Destruction Wild

This is an absolute killer, and it’s part of a base game too.

What is the Appetite for Destruction Wild anyway?

It’s a massive cross-shaped Wild symbol that covers 5 symbol positions. What’s more, it appears only on the 3 middle reels (reel 2, 3 and 4).

Like we see in the Guns N’ Roses slot video, it’s also activated randomly. More specifically, players get a chance to land the entire symbol right in the middle of the reel-set.

Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction Mega Wilds.

Since it practically guarantees a massive win, it doesn’t appear as often as, nor will it land right in the middle like we all want it to. But you never know till you try.

Oh, and the standard Expanding Wild symbols can also appear when the Appetite for Destruction Wild feature is on, for even crazier returns.

Yep, there’s still more.

Guns N’ Roses Multi-Award Bonus Wheel.

Legend Spins or the Multi-Award Bonus Wheel

The Guns n Roses slot also features the very promising Legend Spins feature.

Not sure whether it’s also activated at random (which it seems to be from the video), but your mission is clear.

Spin the wheel of fortune to win one of the many prizes. That includes instant wins that go up to 3,000 coins, and both the Crowd Pleaser or the Encore Free Spins bonuses.

As I see it, the wheel is the only medium through which you can trigger the free spins or the picking feature.

What’s the Pick Me-style feature’s all about?

Guns N’ Roses Crowd Pleaser picking bonus.

The Crowd Pleaser Pick Me Bonus Game

To make it clear from the start, this is not an ordinary boring picking feature. The Scandinavian developer included the Crowd Meter and Free Spins meter on the sides, for a reason.

You have 3 picks and start at Level 1. All you have to do is please the crowd to win multipliers and collect Free Spins along the way. Plus, you win coins as a bonus too.

Therefore, select the guitars, drums, whistles and microphones carefully, with each turn.

And there’s still even more.

Guns N’ Roses Axl Rose Stacked Wilds.

Guns N’ Roses Encore Free Spins Bonus

Again, this isn’t a traditional Free Games feature. Net Entertainment has enhanced it with random Wild Reels that appear throughout the freebies.

Watch as Axl Rose or Slash cover the entire reel position at random for HUGE wins.

That should be it!

Guns N’ Roses Slash Stacked Wilds.

Guns n Roses Slot Released on 21.01.2016

So what do you think?

The Guns N’ Roses onlines slot has 3 base game features, plus a bonus wheel that gives access to the other 2, or awards a coin prize.

And as you enjoy all that there’s a track list that you can listen to, featuring 5 of the most popular songs.

Well, it’s not going to be released this year (as speculated), so we still need to wait a little more. Do you have the patience?

Slash Hints At Guns N’ Roses Reunion Tour?

Slash2Baz from Slash France is reporting that he spoke to Slash a few days ago, and Slash revealed to him that he will not be doing a solo tour next summer.  While Slash will record a new album with the Conspirators and Myles Kennedy in the spring, it appears that a full tour and release push will not be possible immediately after this since Myles Kennedy will be working with Alter Bridge, with Slash2Baz also hinting at Slash telling him about some other plans that he ‘can’t say more’ about right now.

“Bad Rain was played tonight in Prague.  Talked to Slash a little bit there. Plans for 2016 changed a little bit…. Hellwithin filming early 2016, then new Conspirators record in the spring then NO CONSPIRATORS tour cause Myles has to go back to AB until the end of 2016. So 2016 will be an AB year. I can’t say more right now. ;)

He added, “I don’t believe rumors man. I talk to people who are reliable sources, in this case it’s Slash himself. I won’t tell what he told me. I’m just saying no conspirators tour next summer. That’s it. He can be busy with many things like his new movie. ;)  ps: if guys from alternativenation could read this: please DO NOT say what i’m not saying in your articles.”

Quoted you directly buddy!

Guitarist Hints At Involvement In Guns N’ Roses Reunion

Richard Fortus, who has been a guitarist for Guns N’ Roses since 2001, is claiming that he is still in Guns N’ Roses, which indicates that he will be involved in the rumored Guns N’ Roses 2016 reunion tour. The rumored lineup would see the core members including Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Richard Fortus, and Frank Ferrer. Fortus and Ferrer would be kept on from the Chinese Democracy era lineup, with Slash and McKagan returning to the fold, so it would be a partial reunion of the classic Guns N’ Roses lineup.

Fortus told Casopis.Headliner.cz that while his band Dead Daisies are currently his top priority, he is still in Guns N’ Roses and that it is ‘definitely something.’

He mentioned that he works quickly with Dead Daisies, and that with Guns N’ Roses “everything takes years.”

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx recently spilled the beans on a Guns N’ Roses reunion. Sixx is the second prominent musician to reveal the band is reuniting, after former Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland told Alternative Nation last week. A fan asked Sixx on Twitter last night if Guns N’ Roses were reuniting, and Sixx had a definitive response: ‘THEY ARE. EVERYBODY KNOWS.’ Sixx plays with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba in Sixx:A.M., who he has a clear source in the Guns N’ Roses family.

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba discussed the rumored reunion of GNR’s original lineup on Facebook a few days ago. Ashba said, “Rumors, rumors, read all about it! Personally, I would love to see the original members of Guns N’ Roses reunite. Let’s hope it happens for the fans!!”

He also told a fan, “The fans deserve it. Never forget I am a fan myself.”

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DJ Ashba was GNR’s guitarist from 2009 until earlier this year when he quit the band. You can read his letter to fans explaining why he quit below:

You can read DJ Ashba’s letter to fans below.

“Six years ago, I received a call that changed my life forever. The call was from a dear friend of mine (Katie McNeil-Diamond) who was working with Guns N’ Roses. It was an offer to audition for Axl Rose and earn a role in arguably the biggest rock band of my time. While I thought it was a complete long shot, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. Much to my shock and surprise, I got the gig. And so began the most incredible journey I could have possibly imagined. I was blessed with the opportunity to not only work with one of the most talented bands, but also to share the stage with a living legend and a truly gifted human being, Axl Rose. The amount of confidence and trust that Axl placed in me was genuinely heartwarming and truly career-defining. In the years that followed, I traveled the world many times over and played these incredible songs night after night to the most enthusiastic and loving crowds. As you can imagine, the friendships that were forged during that time were deep and long lasting. But the most beautiful surprise of all was YOU… the fans. You welcomed me into your lives with open arms and showed me love and support that I could only have dreamed of. From the very first time I stepped on stage and started playing ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ and felt the crowd erupt, I knew my life would never be the same. I’m not gonna lie…I was terrified!! But you were so accepting. You immediately turned my fear into pride. For that, I am truly grateful.

“So now it is with a very heavy heart and yet great pride that I announce that I’ve decided to close this chapter of my life and encapsulate the wonderful times that I’ve shared with Guns N’ Roses into fond memories. I have reached a point in my life where I feel its time to dedicate myself to my band Sixx A.M., my adoring wife and family, and to the many new adventures that the future holds for me.”

“I have always been driven by my passion for creating music and Sixx A.M. has always been a place where I can express myself honestly and share that passion with my two brothers and bandmates, Nikki Sixx and James Michael. As you know I have also been blessed with the love and support of my incredible wife, Naty, who has been at my side for much of this amazing journey.

“As I sit here writing this letter, I want to take a moment to thank Axl from the bottom of my heart for not only the most incredible experience of my life, but for truly believing in me. You are a true friend and a champion of mine and I am forever grateful. And even as I move on to pursue other endeavors, I will always remain one of your biggest fans. I also would like to thank each and every one of you fans for your love and support throughout the years. Without you, I am nothing. Please know that I do not take one minute of this amazing life for granted.

“I hope that you all join me as I forge ahead. Let’s conquer the world together!”

Guitarist Talks Guns N’ Roses Reunion: ‘The Fans Deserve It’

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Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba discussed the rumored reunion of GNR’s original lineup on Facebook a few days ago. Ashba said, “Rumors, rumors, read all about it! Personally, I would love to see the original members of Guns N’ Roses reunite. Let’s hope it happens for the fans!!”

He also told a fan, “The fans deserve it. Never forget I am a fan myself.”

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djashbagnr2

DJ Ashba was GNR’s guitarist from 2009 until earlier this year when he quit the band. You can read his letter to fans explaining why he quit below:

You can read DJ Ashba’s letter to fans below.

“Six years ago, I received a call that changed my life forever. The call was from a dear friend of mine (Katie McNeil-Diamond) who was working with Guns N’ Roses. It was an offer to audition for Axl Rose and earn a role in arguably the biggest rock band of my time. While I thought it was a complete long shot, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. Much to my shock and surprise, I got the gig. And so began the most incredible journey I could have possibly imagined. I was blessed with the opportunity to not only work with one of the most talented bands, but also to share the stage with a living legend and a truly gifted human being, Axl Rose. The amount of confidence and trust that Axl placed in me was genuinely heartwarming and truly career-defining. In the years that followed, I traveled the world many times over and played these incredible songs night after night to the most enthusiastic and loving crowds. As you can imagine, the friendships that were forged during that time were deep and long lasting. But the most beautiful surprise of all was YOU… the fans. You welcomed me into your lives with open arms and showed me love and support that I could only have dreamed of. From the very first time I stepped on stage and started playing ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ and felt the crowd erupt, I knew my life would never be the same. I’m not gonna lie…I was terrified!! But you were so accepting. You immediately turned my fear into pride. For that, I am truly grateful.

“So now it is with a very heavy heart and yet great pride that I announce that I’ve decided to close this chapter of my life and encapsulate the wonderful times that I’ve shared with Guns N’ Roses into fond memories. I have reached a point in my life where I feel its time to dedicate myself to my band Sixx A.M., my adoring wife and family, and to the many new adventures that the future holds for me.”

“I have always been driven by my passion for creating music and Sixx A.M. has always been a place where I can express myself honestly and share that passion with my two brothers and bandmates, Nikki Sixx and James Michael. As you know I have also been blessed with the love and support of my incredible wife, Naty, who has been at my side for much of this amazing journey.

“As I sit here writing this letter, I want to take a moment to thank Axl from the bottom of my heart for not only the most incredible experience of my life, but for truly believing in me. You are a true friend and a champion of mine and I am forever grateful. And even as I move on to pursue other endeavors, I will always remain one of your biggest fans. I also would like to thank each and every one of you fans for your love and support throughout the years. Without you, I am nothing. Please know that I do not take one minute of this amazing life for granted.

“I hope that you all join me as I forge ahead. Let’s conquer the world together!”

Duff McKagan Hints At Guns N’ Roses Reunion?

We may be reaching here, but Duff McKagan has tweeted a photo of himself preparing for an upcoming Jimmy Page tribute concert, and in clear view is a framed Guns N’ Roses Rolling Stone magazine cover. While it could be coincidental, it does show that Duff has positive feelings about the original Guns N’ Roses lineup.

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According to Barrett Martin’s Facebook page, Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains, Kim Thayil from Soundgarden, Duff McKagan from Guns N’ Roses and himself will be performing at Seattle’s Experience Music Project to pay tribute to Led Zeppelin guitarist and rock n roll innovator Jimmy Page. Martin’s post reads:

The Seattle contingent is ready for the Jimmy Page Tribute on November 19th at EMP in Seattle. From left to right, Duff McKagan (Guns & Roses) on bass, Barrett Martin (Mad Season) on drums, Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) on guitar, and Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) on guitar. I just gotta say, that was a whole lotta heavy in one room. 8 Led Zeppelin tunes from this particular group, and Barrett and Duff are the house rhythm section for the whole show. Zeppelin is the great church of rock & roll and Mr. Page is our high priest. We are honored to serve.

Martin and McKagan have particularly been involved a lot lately, doing multiple shows together as a rhythm section, including Mad Season reunions including one with Mike McCready and Chris Cornell earlier this year.

In our exclusive interview with Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, he discussed the existence of certain unreleased Mad Season material:

I’m not sure what’s going to happen with the songs, they’re out there right now. We listen to them sometimes, but they may morph into something different that isn’t Mad Season, but we’re not sure yet. It depends on when we have the time, and the interest. We’ve been trying to do stuff with them, but hit a roadblock here and there, except for the Mark Lanegan stuff.