Could it happen?
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer has responded to rumours of the band’s classic ‘Appetite For Destruction’ line-up reuniting for a reunion tour.
Fans’ hopes were sparked earlier this week when billboards were spotted in London showing all five of the members from the classic ‘Appetite’ 1987 line-up. The website GNR.FM also teased the message ‘DESTRUCTION IS COMING’, with a map that seemed to suggest a world tour, with many points marked on the globe that aren’t part of their upcoming schedule. It also featured a countdown that ended today.
The countdown however, led to details of a huge deluxe reissue of the album – consisting of five discs, seven LP’s, seven 7″s and many unreleased tracks.
With fans still hopeful that they might yet announce a tour that sees them reunite with original members Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin, now the former drummer has shot down the rumours.
“I think it’s just a billboard [promoting] a box set of CDs of the GN’R collection,” he told Heavy. “I’m not sure, but that’s what I think it is. If it’s for the ‘Appetite Of Destruction’ lineup to be touring together again, which I have been playing for for 25 years, nobody’s said anything to me. So I really don’t know.
“But you’re definitely gonna be able to see me play ‘Appetite For Destruction’ with an amazing singer and a great band in Australia. So that we’ve all got going for us.”
The album, which contained the rock classics ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, ‘It’s So Easy’, ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ will celebrate its 31st anniversary in July – just after the band headline Download Festival 2018. The reissue will be released on June 29.
Guns N’ Roses will headline Download Festival alongside Avenged Sevenfold and Ozzy Osbourne at Donington Park from Friday 8 – Sunday 10 June. Visit here for tickets and more information.
Meanwhile, frontman Axl Rose has been recording new music with AC/DC. Rose has leant his services to the band as touring singer in recent years, after Brian Johnson was forced to retire from performing after suffering from hearing loss.