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Guns N’ Roses Mock Steven Tyler For Taking Credit For Reunion

Guns N’ Roses members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan have released a statement mocking people like Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, and Andrew Dice Clay for taking credit for their reunion.

“Guns N’ Roses would like to respectfully thank the many people taking credit for our upcoming shows and everything in between. Especially those whom we haven’t spoken to in numerous years who, through the power of media, have somehow served a pivotal, even if non-existent role. We, and the fans thank you! #GnFnR.”

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler discussed Guns N’ Roses’ reunion on The Howard Stern show earlier this week. When asked if he was responsible for the reunion, he had the following quotes:

“I’m sure I’m not solely.”

“I ran into Axl [Rose] at a club a year or two ago and told him he’s crazy, we all miss them, and he needs to get the band back together.”

“If they didn’t get back together soon they would have missed their window and no one would have cared in 3 or 4 years.”

“People love Axl with the original band, they love him on his own but they want to see him with the original guys.”

“I said the same things to Axl that everyone said to me when me and Joe Perry were fighting.”

“Guns N Roses music was part of the fabric of all people.”

When asked about the animosity in GNR:

“I get the whole thing, I can’t talk about it. But they’re talking and they got an offer. I hope Axl can see the greater picture and not be mad at Duff and Slash.”

Howard asked if the beef was similar to the riff that tore apart Aerosmith, asked jokingly if one of the band members slept with another ones wife or something?

Steven said it was deeper then that. But the world needs to hear their music and they’re talking to each other again.

Steven Tyler Says ‘Nobody Would Have Cared’ About Guns N’ Roses Reunion In A Few Years

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler discussed Guns N’ Roses’ reunion on The Howard Stern show yesterday. When asked if he was responsible for the reunion, he had the following quotes:

“I’m sure I’m not solely.”

“I ran into Axl [Rose] at a club a year or two ago and told him he’s crazy, we all miss them, and he needs to get the band back together.”

“If they didn’t get back together soon they would have missed their window and no one would have cared in 3 or 4 years.”

“People love Axl with the original band, they love him on his own but they want to see him with the original guys.”

“I said the same things to Axl that everyone said to me when me and Joe Perry were fighting.”

“Guns N Roses music was part of the fabric of all people.”

When asked about the animosity in GNR:

“I get the whole thing, I can’t talk about it. But they’re talking and they got an offer. I hope Axl can see the greater picture and not be mad at Duff and Slash.”

Howard asked if the beef was similar to the riff that tore apart Aerosmith, asked jokingly if one of the band members slept with another ones wife or something?

Steven said it was deeper then that. But the world needs to hear their music and they’re talking to each other again.

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.

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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.

Listen To Howard Stern’s Emotional Scott Weiland Tribute

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Howard Stern discussed Scott Weiland’s death and Stone Temple Pilots’ music on his show yesterday. Weiland was a frequent guest on his show over the last two decades.

MarksFriggin recapped Howard’s tribute. Howard said he wants to say a few words about Scott Weiland since he passed away a few days ago. Howard said he was truly one of the greats. Howard said he read an article about Scott’s life and he thinks that Scott wasn’t given his due in the article. Howard said he remembers when Stone Temple Pilots came on the scene. He said they were around in the 90s and it was after Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Howard said they were around at the same time. Howard said they were a reaction to Glam Rock. He said they had some of that but had some grunge too. Howard said he went to an Stone Temple Pilots show and he was blown away by their stage presentation. Howard said they had a set that was like the set of a living room. He said the guys sat around like you were in their living room and it was really cool. Howard said Scott had one of the strangest voices in rock too. He said he had a growl. He said that there was a growl to his voice and a sweetness too. Howard said he was a great front man.

Fred played some of one of their appearances on his show. That was their performance of ”Vasoline.” Howard asked Fred to play ”Plush” next. Howard said just listen to his voice. He said Scott wrote those lyrics. He said just listen to that. He let the song play a little bit.

Howard said Scott was a sweet guy and he won everyone over when they were on the show. Howard said he’s sad for him and that he’s gone. Howard said he’s sad that he had such a troubled life. Howard said he left behind a great body of work that will live on. Howard said Scott learned how to turn on audiences and all of that experience is gone. Howard said he gets sad thinking about that. Howard said every time he came in there he acted like everything was fine.

Howard said they once asked Scott how he got started with heroin and he thinks he enjoyed talking to them when he was in there. Howard said Scott mentioned a guy who turned him on to heroin but didn’t blame the guy for it. Howard said they had a story a few years ago about Scott turning himself in to the cops when he thought they were looking at him on the street.

Howard played a clip of Scott Weiland talking about all of the records they were selling and how they had to go out to tour to make money so he didn’t get any time off.

Howard played Scott performing ”Interstate Love Song. Howard said he came in with Velvet Revolver too. Howard said he thinks that Scott always enjoyed coming in there. He said he was a really nice guy. He said Benjy has his shirt off while this song plays. Robin said there’s a tribute. Howard said they were a good ballsy rock band. He said he felt bad for the Deleo brothers because they had to deal with Scott’s problems. Robin said they did the best they could. She said they got back together a bunch of times.

Howard said Scott was only 48 years old. Robin said they say they found cocaine in his bedroom but they still have to do toxicology on him. Howard said he listened to a few of their albums over the weekend. He said he was such a great front man. Howard said he was a great guy. He played Stone Temple Pilots performing a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ”Dancing Days”. Howard said he was surprised when Scott was into Zeppelin. Howard said they just loved music. Robin said this was a great cover. Howard said he remembers them sitting there in the K-Rock studio performing the song. Howard said it may have been 1996 or so. He said it may not have been. He said he’s confused.

Howard had Stone Temple Pilots performing a cover of ”Revolution” too. Robin said you can hear that growl in that one. Howard asked if he’s the best. He said that’s Scott Weiland. He said he didn’t use Autotune. Howard said that song isn’t easy to sing either. Howard said he heard someone fucking up a John Lennon song the other night. He said Scott is so good. He said that’s why Stone Temple Pilots needed him. He said those fucking drugs… He said he doesn’t get why so many artists succumb to it. Robin said many artists are very sensitive.

Howard said Scott put so much energy into performing. He said he’s so sorry to see him gone at the age of 48. He let ”Revolution” play through and then went to break.