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Guns N’ Roses’ Coachella Pay Day Will Blow Your Mind

Zegut is reporting that Guns N’ Roses will be paid $14 million to perform at Coachella in April. GNR will be performing on Saturday at both weekends of the festival, so that is $7 million per show. Eddie Trunk is reporting on his show Trunk Nation that Slash’s manager has told him that Guns N’ Roses will do no press or interviews prior to their performance at Coachella in April. Slash’s bandmate Todd Kerns also told Trunk on Trunk Nation that the Conspirators knew for ‘some time’ about the Guns N’ Roses reunion, but that Slash still plans on making another album.

Former Guns N’ Roses manager Alan Niven has claimed that Izzy Stradlin has written with the band recently, but is not eager to immediately be a full time member of Guns N’ Roses again even with Slash and Duff McKagan’s return to the band.

“Izzy will sit on the sidelines until he feels like he wants to get his toes in the water. He doesn’t like all the drama.”

“I think he’s written with them.”

He added, “Recently.”

Susan Holmes McKagan, Duff’s wife, has said ‘never say never’ in regard to Izzy returning to the band.

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Metal Sludge recently reported 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).

Guns N’ Roses Rehearsing Without Axl Rose, Writing New Music & Planning LA Concert

Photo credit: Marc Canter

Guns N’ Roses are rumored to be planning a secret show in the Los Angeles area next month, which will be the first official reunion show, and a warm up heading into Coachella, according to a MyGNRForum member. The band are currently rehearsing (Slash, Duff McKagan, and Frank Ferrer have confirmed that they are rehearsing) but Axl Rose has yet to join the band. GNR have also been working on new material, some of which is rumored to have originated during the Chinese Democracy era.

Chinese Democracy songs are also being rehearsed and will be performed live. The band are still working on furture plans, with a U.S. tour planned along with shows in key places in Europe and South America. The band are still negotiating the business deals for members outside of Axl, Slash, and Duff.

Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has shared a photo of his gear he will be using on GNR’s upcoming 2016 tour which will kick off at Coachella. The photo is from a Guns N’ Roses rehearsal.

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Guns N’ Roses began rehearsing recently for their 2016 tour. Slash shared a photo on Instagram where Frank Ferrer’s drum set is also visible.

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Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, and Chris Pitman are all now confirmed to be part of Guns N’ Roses’ 2016 lineup, joining Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, and Frank Ferrer. This could end up being the complete lineup, unless a third guitarist joins or Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin appear as special guests. See the confirmation below, with Ferrer confirming Fortus through a retweet, a family member confirming Reed, and a Pitman confirming his involvement himself.

Richard Fortus:

ferrerfortus

Chris Pitman:

Dizzy Reed:

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.

 

Duff McKagan Unveils 2016 Guns N’ Roses Tour Gear

Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan has shared a photo of his gear he will be using on GNR’s upcoming 2016 tour which will kick off at Coachella. The photo is from a Guns N’ Roses rehearsal.

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Guns N’ Roses began rehearsing yesterday for their 2016 tour. Slash shared a photo on Instagram where Frank Ferrer’s drum set is also visible.

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Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, and Chris Pitman are all now confirmed to be part of Guns N’ Roses’ 2016 lineup, joining Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, and Frank Ferrer. This could end up being the complete lineup, unless a third guitarist joins or Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin appear as special guests. See the confirmation below, with Ferrer confirming Fortus through a retweet, a family member confirming Reed, and a Pitman confirming his involvement himself.

Richard Fortus:

ferrerfortus

Chris Pitman:

Dizzy Reed:

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.

 

Member Told ‘Not To Acknowledge’ Guns N’ Roses: ‘It’s Games For Days’

Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Chris Pitman has deleted information from his Twitter biography listing himself as a current Guns N’ Roses member, and he has released a tweet announcing that management has told him to not discuss Coachella or Guns N’ Roses. He also edited old Facebook posts regarding the semi-reunion with new captions, like ‘#GamesForDays.’

Matt Sorum, whose status in the reunion is unclear, evaded reporters over the weekend, covering his face when TMZ questioned him about performing at Coachella.

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Guns N’ Roses began rehearsing last week for their 2016 tour. Slash shared a photo on Instagram where Frank Ferrer’s drum set is also visible.

slashguitar

Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, and Chris Pitman are all now confirmed to be part of Guns N’ Roses’ 2016 lineup, joining Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, and Frank Ferrer. This could end up being the complete lineup, unless a third guitarist joins or Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin appear as special guests. See the confirmation below, with Ferrer confirming Fortus through a retweet, a family member confirming Reed, and a Pitman confirming his involvement himself.

Richard Fortus:

ferrerfortus

Chris Pitman:

Dizzy Reed:

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.

Izzy Stradlin Is Writing New Music With Guns N’ Roses

Former Guns N’ Roses manager Alan Niven has claimed that Izzy Stradlin has written with the band recently, but is not eager to immediately be a full time member of Guns N’ Roses again even with Slash and Duff McKagan’s return to the band.

“Izzy will sit on the sidelines until he feels like he wants to get his toes in the water. He doesn’t like all the drama.”

“I think he’s written with them.”

He added, “Recently.”

Susan Holmes McKagan, Duff’s wife, has said ‘never say never’ in regard to Izzy returning to the band.

izzygnr

Metal Sludge recently reported 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).

Top 10 Guns N’ Roses Concerts

After nearly two decades of whispers, hopes and rumors it really is true, Guns N’Roses are getting back together again for a reunion tour. Right now it looks like we’re only going to get 3 of the original 5 members. But that still means that Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan will share the same stage together for the first time since July 17th, 1993. That date over 22 years ago was the final show on the band’s 2 year Use Your Illusion tour that ended triumphantly in Argentina.

Since then, Axl and Slash had a falling out of epic proportions, and Slash left the band in 1996. Duff followed a year later, and Guns N’ Roses’ only original member was Axl. Throughout the 2000’s and as recently as 2014, Axl had been touring with various different members on the Chinese Democracy tours. Duff filled in for some special guest appearances, and helped the band out almost full time on their 2014 South American tour. Original guitarist Izzy Stradlin even appeared from time to time, but there was no sign of Slash being asked back.

Last summer that all changed when Axl and Slash finally broke the ice and started talking again for the first time in 19 years. The reunion tour is due to kick off with a headlining slot at the Coachella Festival on April 16th. However what is the betting that the band play some low key warm up shows beforehand? It’s happened in the past most famously when they played two small club shows in 1989 before supporting The Rolling Stones. And then of course their 3 warm up shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and The Ritz club in New York before the start of the Use Your Illusion tour. Patrons in LA keep an eye out for possible shows in the coming months.

To celebrate the return of the core of the most familiar Guns N’ Roses line up, we are taking a look back at some of the band’s all time greatest gigs. These shows are from the band’s formation in 1985 up until 1993.

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10. RIVERPOINT AMPHITHEATRE, ST LOUIS, July 2nd, 1991

This show will inevitably always be remembered as the infamous riot show, as Axl dived into the crowd and grabbed a video camera from a ‘fan’ who was bootlegging the show. An outraged Axl stormed off the stage and a riot ensued that caused millions of dollars of damage to the bands equipment. But there was so much more to this show than actually meets the eye. Up until that incident which took place almost 90 minutes into the set, we were witnessing one of the great Guns shows. It was intense, mean, and Guns N’ Roses were living up to their old tag of ‘the most dangerous band in the world’. Sure, right from the start Axl looked in a bad mood, but he put that negative energy into the show and it worked for the most part before exploding. If one show summarized the Use Your Illusion tour, it was this one. It literally had everything.

9. PERKINS PALACE, PASADENA, December 26th-30th, 1987

Four shows were played over 5 nights at the Perkins Palace as part of Guns N’Roses holiday season homecoming shows. These shows have reached legendary status with Guns N’ Roses fans. Because of an injured hand, Steven Adler did not play at any of these shows, and instead Fred Coury of Cinderella filled in. During the four shows, 10 different songs from Appetite For Destruction are played, and staple covers such as “Knockin’ On Heavens Door” and “Mama Kin” are also belted out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHHPnQvaxGs

8. JACK MURPHY STADIUM, SAN DIEGO, September 30th 1992

This show was part of the infamous Guns N’ Roses/Metallica co-headlining tour of summer/fall 1992. Whilst the tour had its ups and downs, which included a 2nd Guns N’ Roses riot in Montreal after Axl walked off stage after hurting his vocal chords, it was nights like this that made it all worthwhile. Unlike regular set lists at this time, the band started the night off with its first four songs from Appetite For Destruction. The band were in a good mood, especially Slash who had become an United States citizen that day. Earlier in the day the crowd were treated to Bodycount and Motorhead.

7. GIANTS STADIUM, NEW JERSEY, August 16th, 1988

This show is most famous for fans as being part of the video for “Paradise City.” The rest of the footage would be coupled from the bands Donington Monsters of Rock show in England which took place just four days after this one. This may have been the first show where Axl wore his infamous white leather coat, a coat that would usually be worn during “Paradise City.” The band opened up for Aerosmith and Deep Purple and finished the set calmly with “Used To Love Her”.

6. THE MARQUEE, LONDON, June 28th, 1987

Guns N’ Roses’ first ever European shows were in London, England and they played 3 nights at the infamous Marquee Club in Soho. The shows were a sell out, and over those 3 nights 1,500 fans got to see them in the tiny sweatbox. However, it is their 3rd and last show which is remembered the fondest. The bulk of the material was from the upcoming Appetite For Destruction, but covers such as “Nice Boys” and AC/DC’s “Whole Lotta Rosie” were thrown in for good measure. This show completed the band’s 10 day stay in London.

5. WEMBLEY STADIUM, LONDON, June 13th, 1992

Most reviewers agreed at the time that this was one of the hottest gigs on the Use Your Illusion tour. Just before the band took to the stage the Sid Vicious cover classic “My Way” roared from the PA and they kicked off with staple set opener “It’s So Easy”. During the show Axl has a troublemaker ejected from the venue and screams at him “Wanker”. Somehow a stage invader makes it on stage and hugs Slash, Axl teases the crowd that he may be married (this was to then girlfriend Stephanie Seymour), and Brian May of Queen joins the band for two classic Queen tracks. Whilst a backing band of several may have bloated the tour, by this time there were still evidently nights where it all clicked. Faith No More and Soundgarden opened the show.

4. BUDOKAN HALL, TOKYO, December 10th, 1988

Ever since Axl Rose knew that The Beatles had played in this infamous venue, he wanted to play here. It finally happened 3 years after the band’s formation. The crowd were really into the show, which was a surprise given how conservative Japanese crowds were back in the 80’s and early 1990’s. The band play 17 songs, including 10 from their debut album.

3. THE RITZ, NEW YORK, February 2nd, 1988

This show, at the now sadly defunct Ritz, is the most accessible for any fan wanting to see what ‘old’ Guns N’ Roses shows were all about. That’s because this show was professionally filmed by MTV and the band didn’t let anyone down. Axl, Duff, and Slash stagedived during the gig and played a no holds barred 60 minute set to a frenzied crowd. You can tell this is a rock band in the absolute prime of their careers, and they were loving every minute of it. Steven Adler spends the show with a constant smile on his face without missing a beat. For most fans back in the day, The Ritz show was their official introduction to the band from LA.

2. THE ROXY, LOS ANGELES, March 28th, 1986

Complete sleaze, Axl backcombed hair, Duff the punk rocker, Izzy cool as shit, Slash (probably drunk) but on cue, and Steven Adler smashing those snares like its his final show- this was Guns N’ Roses on top of the world. What made this show extra special is that two sets were played. One at 10PM, and then another at midnight. The shows almost didn’t happen when the band were stopped and searched by police for drugs outside the venue. During the show a stripper dances around the stage and the band play 16 different songs over the 2 sets. This was a night of celebration so to speak as the band had signed with Geffen Records just two days prior. The ads for these shows said ‘why are we playing? Because we need the money’.

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1. GREAT WESTERN FORUM, INGLEWOOD, August 3rd, 1991

Whilst the small club shows will forever be remembered for Guns N’ Roses in perhaps their purest form, the band proved that they could still bring it live to arenas and stadiums throughout the world. But on the night of August 3rd, 1991 something unique happened. Guns N’ Roses, in their farewell to LA as they departed for their European leg of the Use Your Illusion tour, played for almost 4 hours. It remains the longest Guns N’ Roses concert ever. However, as startling that fact is, this isn’t why this show is at No. 1 of all time. The band simply put on an awesome performance that called back to their glorious club days, but also brought with it things to come from this tour. 18 of the 31 tracks came from Use Your Illusion I and II, still by far the most tracks played from that record in one show. “You Ain’t the First”, “Dead Horse” and “Yesterdays” were given their live debuts and “Locomotive” a song rarely played live was also unleashed. Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon, a close friend of Axl, did back up vocals on “Don’t Cry”, and Sebastian Bach of Skid Row sang along on “You’re Crazy”. Unbelievably, the show finished at 3:30AM and unfortunately some of the crowd had to leave, as the band would simply not leave the stage. Certainly a rock n’ roll show that went down in history.

Guns N’ Roses Begin Rehearsals For Reunion Tour

Guns N’ Roses began rehearsing yesterday for their 2016 tour. Slash shared a photo on Instagram where Frank Ferrer’s drum set is also visible.

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Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, and Chris Pitman are all now confirmed to be part of Guns N’ Roses’ 2016 lineup, joining Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, and Frank Ferrer. This could end up being the complete lineup, unless a third guitarist joins or Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin appear as special guests. See the confirmation below, with Ferrer confirming Fortus through a retweet, a family member confirming Reed, and a Pitman confirming his involvement himself.

Richard Fortus:

ferrerfortus

Chris Pitman:

Dizzy Reed:

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.

 

More Members Confirmed For Guns N’ Roses Reunion

Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, and Chris Pitman are all now confirmed to be part of Guns N’ Roses’ 2016 lineup, joining Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, and Frank Ferrer. This could end up being the complete lineup, unless a third guitarist joins or Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin appear as special guests. See the confirmation below, with Ferrer confirming Fortus through a retweet, a family member confirming Reed, and a Pitman confirming his involvement himself.

Richard Fortus:

ferrerfortus

Chris Pitman:

Dizzy Reed:

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.

 

Guns N’ Roses Reunion Setlist: Could Band Play New Songs Or Chinese Democracy Material?

Photo credit: Marc Canter

By now it is well known that GUNS N’ ROSES are reuniting and headlining Coachella in April. The lineup includes Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan. As it’s been almost 23 years since the last proper G N’ R show, Alternative Nation would like to see what songs fans are most eager to hear live. Vote below:
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Steven Adler In Negotiations With Guns N’ Roses, Warm Up Shows Planned

Eddie Trunk has posted a new blog discussing Guns N’ Roses reunion. Trunk states in the blog that Matt Sorum will have no involvement in the reunion, but Steven Adler could be a guest if a deal can be worked out. So far the lineup is Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, and Chris Pitman, though the band have only officially confirmed Rose, Slash, and McKagan. Read an excerpt from Trunk’s blog below.

“Strong rumors suggest there will be a couple warm up dates and then more extensive touring after Coachella if it goes well and the offers are what they expect.

But things are far from cut and dry here because there is no confirmation yet on who actually will be in this version of GnR besides Axl, Slash and Duff.

Now for many that’s all they need. But for just as many they are hoping for the original 5 still at some point in the show. Since all official releases have only listed Axl, Slash and Duff it’s clear this is really going to be a mix of old and new Guns it would seem.

But the reunion aspect and the entire billing is all about the 3 members in the press releases, which also included individual photos of each guy.

My take is that they don’t quite have this all figured out just yet. They had to announce Coachella because it’s a festival with many other bands (very little of interest to hard rock/Guns fans), it was leaking out everywhere, and tickets are going on sale.

But I would hope for and expect a press conference and more details, dates, and band members to be released as they get closer and sort through everything.

My sources have told me current GnR drummer Frank Ferrer will be retained and play the bulk of the show, with perhaps a guest appearance from Steven Adler if a deal can be worked out. I would suspect the same with Richard Fortus staying, and maybe Izzy popping up.”

Howard Stern Talks Jimmy Kimmel’s Failed Guns N’ Roses Reunion

Howard Stern discussed Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose canceling his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday.

Howard and Jimmy Kimmel are really good friends, they spent the New Years together in Florida. When Stern came back to work on Monday and talked about visiting with Jimmy and spending the last few days with him I was anxious to hear if he mentioned the GNR rumors. He said nothing at all, didn’t even mention that their was a rumor about Cochella. It felt to me like he clearly spoke with Kimmel about it and was told not to mention anything.

Today during the news, Robin brings up that GNR confirmed the reunion for Cochella and says something to the extent of “who knows how long this will last, Axl Rose was supposed to be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight but pulled out at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances.”

Howard then says, “Yeah, I spoke with Jimmy about this over the weekend. He told me keep everything extremely quiet but that he was supposed to have the first official Guns N’ Roses reunion on his show.”

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has canceled his Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance, the LA Times reports.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, unfortunately Axl is no longer scheduled to be on Kimmel tomorrow.”

Rose had been officially announced by Jimmy Kimmel’s website on Sunday to be a guest on his show tonight, but the website later pulled the listing. Despite canceling his appearance, Rose took to Twitter this morning to comment on the Guns N’ Roses reunion for the first time.

Jimmy Kimmel also followed Axl Rose and Slash, which hinted at Slash appearing as well. Recent rumors have dated back the reconciliation between the two to before Guns N’ Roses’ 2014 Las Vegas residency, with this 2016 reunion being in the works for 2 years.

Who else is in the Guns N’ Roses 2016 lineup besides Axl, Slash, and Duff McKagan? Could it be Dizzy Reed? Steven Adler? Izzy Stradlin? Matt Sorum? Frank Ferrer? Chris Pittman? Richard Fortus? Dave Kushner?

Could it be Chef? Or is it Mr. Garrison? Or the 1989 Denver Broncos? We’ll find out on Tuesday.

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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 last week, 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.

Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Axl Rose For Canceling Interview

On last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel mocked Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose for canceling his scheduled Tuesday appearance on the show.

“Axl Rose was supposed to be here tomorrow, but he will not be here tomorrow, for reasons known only to Axl Rose. (Laughs) Or maybe he will be here and he’s just trying to keep us guessing. I don’t know.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyCZ6irNhkM

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has canceled his Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance, the LA Times reports.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, unfortunately Axl is no longer scheduled to be on Kimmel tomorrow.”

Rose had been officially announced by Jimmy Kimmel’s website on Sunday to be a guest on his show tonight, but the website later pulled the listing. Despite canceling his appearance, Rose took to Twitter this morning to comment on the Guns N’ Roses reunion for the first time.

Jimmy Kimmel also followed Axl Rose and Slash, which hinted at Slash appearing as well. Recent rumors have dated back the reconciliation between the two to before Guns N’ Roses’ 2014 Las Vegas residency, with this 2016 reunion being in the works for 2 years.

Who else is in the Guns N’ Roses 2016 lineup besides Axl, Slash, and Duff McKagan? Could it be Dizzy Reed? Steven Adler? Izzy Stradlin? Matt Sorum? Frank Ferrer? Chris Pittman? Richard Fortus? Dave Kushner?

Could it be Chef? Or is it Mr. Garrison? Or the 1989 Denver Broncos? We’ll find out on Tuesday.

kimmelaxl

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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 last week, 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.

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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.

Axl Rose Talks Guns N’ Roses Reunion, Cancels Jimmy Kimmel Appearance

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has canceled his Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance, the LA Times reports.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, unfortunately Axl is no longer scheduled to be on Kimmel tomorrow.”

Rose had been officially announced by Jimmy Kimmel’s website on Sunday to be a guest on his show tonight, but the website later pulled the listing. Despite canceling his appearance, Rose took to Twitter this morning to comment on the Guns N’ Roses reunion for the first time.

Jimmy Kimmel also followed Axl Rose and Slash, which hinted at Slash appearing as well. Recent rumors have dated back the reconciliation between the two to before Guns N’ Roses’ 2014 Las Vegas residency, with this 2016 reunion being in the works for 2 years.

Who else is in the Guns N’ Roses 2016 lineup besides Axl, Slash, and Duff McKagan? Could it be Dizzy Reed? Steven Adler? Izzy Stradlin? Matt Sorum? Frank Ferrer? Chris Pittman? Richard Fortus? Dave Kushner?

Could it be Chef? Or is it Mr. Garrison? Or the 1989 Denver Broncos? We’ll find out on Tuesday.

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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 last week, 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.

Drummer Confirms Involvement In Guns N’ Roses Reunion

Frank Ferrer has seemingly confirmed his involvement in the 2016 incarnation of Guns N’ Roses, responding to a Facebook post congratulating him on his involvement with the band’s new lineup, which will also include Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan. Ferrer asked for a going away party, with another friend mentioning his ‘top secret mission.’

Matt Sorum is drumming with the house band on Late Night With Seth Meyers all week, and as of this writing (very early Tuesday morning) Steven Adler has not commented on the Guns N’ Roses reunion.

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Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem, and Calvin Harris will headline Coachella’s 2016 festival. Slash confirmed his involvement on Instagram. Sufjan Stevens, M83, Underworld, Sia, Ice Cube, Disclosure, Beach House, Grimes, The Last Shadow Puppets, Miike Snow, and Flume also will perform at the festival.

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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.

Axl Rose & Slash Will Appear Together On Jimmy Kimmel, Reunion In Works For Years

Jimmy Kimmel has confirmed that Axl Rose will be appearing on his show tomorrow via his website. He also followed Axl Rose and Slash, confirming that the legendary Guns N’ Roses members will end their decades long feud and reunite on his Tuesday night show. Recent rumors have dated back the reconciliation between the two to before Guns N’ Roses’ 2014 Las Vegas residency, with this 2016 reunion being in the works for 2 years.

Who else is in the Guns N’ Roses 2016 lineup besides Axl, Slash, and Duff McKagan? Could it be Dizzy Reed? Steven Adler? Izzy Stradlin? Matt Sorum? Frank Ferrer? Chris Pittman? Richard Fortus? Dave Kushner?

Could it be Chef? Or is it Mr. Garrison? Or the 1989 Denver Broncos? We’ll find out on Tuesday.

kimmelaxl

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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 last week, 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.

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).

Guns N’ Roses Will Reportedly Reunite 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 televised interview in the last 20 years on Kimmel in 2012.

Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro had a funny reaction to the Guns N’ Roses news, comparing it to the Star Wars franchise.

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.

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.