Rock Star U-Turns – 8 Artists Who Had To Go Back On Their Word

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“Dude!” Slipknot’s Corey Taylor hissed earlier this week when asked how he’d feel if Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite For Destruction’-era line-up reformed, as is currently being rumoured. “I would retire from touring, because I wouldn’t want to go up against that.” Looking back through rock history, Slipknot’s accountants probably weren’t quaking in their jacuzzis at this, however. Musicians, the Nick Cleggs of the entertainment industry, have a proud and noble tradition of making bold off-the-cuff promises they never plan to keep. Just remember these legendary rock U-turns…

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