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Original Guns N' Roses Reunion Rumored For Music Festival

08/26/2015
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The inevitable first rumor of a reunion of the original lineup of Guns N' Roses has surfaced, following confirmation from Slash that he and frontman Axl Rose have reconciled.

The rumor came from the owner of the Cherry Bar in Melbourne, Australia, James Young, who said during an interview with Triple M Radio that he heard from a "heavy hitter" in the Australian music business that the original lineup of Guns N' Roses would be headlining the Soundwave Festival next year.

Metal site BraveWords reports that Young revealed the rumor before Slash confirmed in an interview with Aftonbladet TV that he and Axl are friends again.

Young told the Australian radio station, "I heard the most amazing rumor this week, from a very well informed heavy hitter in the Australian music industry, giving me the name of the headline act for Soundwave next year.

"Now we know that a mystery band has come in and saved the festival, and now owns it, so they are going to have a big say. So what mega band could it be? Well I have heard 'fantasized' on Wednesday night that it will be: Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagen, Slash and Axl Rose, the reformation of the original 1987 Appetite for Destruction Guns N' Roses lineup, can you believe it? It's incredible; I've had sleepless nights fantasizing about it."

However, this rumor would run counter to Slash's reaction in the same interview when asked about a possible reunion now that he and Axl are talking again. He said, "Oh, I couldn't answer that one, though. All right, let's get off the subject, 'cause, you know, that's an old one."

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