GNR Reunion Hopes Slashed Again

(antiMusic) Slash must feel a bit like John Lennon and Paul McCartney did during the 70s. He goes into every interview knowing he'll be asked about a Guns N' Roses reunion, despite having addressed the issue several times in the past. So it's no surprise that a new interview by Eddie Trunk includes this predicable question. But in this case Slash offers up the main thing that has kept him from joining back up with Axl. He also discussed the changes within Velvet Revolver.

Here is a quick summery of both topics that was posted on BW&BK: Velvet Revolver will continue. They are in the early stages of looking for a new singer. He wants someone who is a pro, but with no baggage. He agrees with me that VR could have made better records and said that due to inner band issues some of the best material written never made the CDs. He said they knew (Scott) Weiland was done prior to the European dates and had made the decision to replace him before he even knew it. The core of the band remains together and committed to making a great album and will continue. He acknowledged the scary similarities between Axl (Rose) and Weiland and how things unraveled, and said he was much more willing to hang in there with Guns but would not tolerate it again with Scott.

He understands how people hope for a GN'R classic line-up reunion, but says it is very unlikely at any point in the near future. He said that there are issues on his end with Axl and issues from Axl's end with him. He feels Axl's issues with him will be harder to resolve than his issues with Axl. Essentially Slash said one of his biggest problem with ever working with Axl again would be Axl being professional and playing on time and showing up for things. - more on this story

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