Alice Cooper says he ‘had a feeling’ Guns N’ Roses reunion would happen

The rock icon also speculated over whether guitarist Izzy Stradlin would be part of the band in 2016

Alice Cooper has said he “had a feeling” the classic lineup of Guns N’ Roses reuniting would happen.

Recently, it was confirmed that Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan would play together as the band headline Coachella festival and a handful of North American dates.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Cooper said: “I had a feeling it was going to happen. Guns N’ Roses is always unpredictable, which makes them exciting. I think those gigs will go through.”

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He also speculated over whether guitarist Izzy Stradlin would feature in the lineup at the band’s 2016 shows. “I’m just wondering why isn’t Izzy in there?” he said. “I don’t know about drums, but certainly Izzy is viable. You’d think if Slash and Axl are working together – and Duff is one of those guys that gets along with everybody – then at least Izzy would be one of the guys who would be a shoo-in.

“And maybe he is, I don’t know,” Cooper continued. “I don’t what their setup is with him. But it’s like not having Brian Jones with the Rolling Stones, if he were available.”

Cooper is currently playing with his band The Hollywood Vampires, which features Guns N’ Roses members McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum as well as Johnny Deep and Joe Perry.

The group will perform at this year’s Grammys ceremony.