Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler has said that the band’s new line-up should be called ‘Axl and His Hacks’.
Alder was part of the band’s original line-up and will join up with singer Axl Rose and old members such as guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan for their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction, which takes place in Cleveland, Ohio on April 14, but the foursome will simply be attending and not performing.
According to Antimusic, Adler has now said that although he and Slash would like to play at the event, Rose is scuppering plans for an onstage reunion – and he also claimed that the current incarnation of the band weren’t worthy of its name.
Following earlier comments from Slash saying that he would “love” to play the event, Adler said: “He’s my brother. I know he’s up for it. He wants to do it. I want to do it. just from what I hear, Izzy [Stradlin, guitarist]’s not gonna show up and Axl [Rose] will probably want to play with his hack band – his band of hacks.”
He went on to add:
‘Axl and His Hacks’ – it shouldn’t even be Guns N’ Roses. He’s just driving that name into the freakin’ ground.
The current line-up of Guns N’ Roses are set to tour the UK later this year. The band, who are currently working on new material for the follow-up to ‘Chinese Democracy’, will play seven shows across the UK as part of a full European tour this May.
They will play:
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (May 19)
Liverpool Echo Arena (20)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (23)
Glasgow SECC (25)
Birmingham LG Arena (26)
Manchester Evening News Arena (29)
London O2 Arena (31)