Axl Rose: ‘Slash is a cancer’

The singer admits that the original Guns N' Roses line up is dead and buried

Axl Rose has attacked former Guns N’ Roses star Slash, saying that he thinks the guitarist should never have been in the group.

Rose also said there is no chance the original line-up of Guns N’ Roses would get back together. Speaking about his relationship with Slash, the singer told Spinner that he considers his ex-bandmate, who left the group in 1995, to be a “cancer” and said there was “zero possibility” of a reunion with him.

“There is the distinct possibility that having his intentions in regard to me so deeply ingrained and his personal though guarded distaste for much of (1987 debut album) ‘Appetite’ [‘For Destruction’] other than his or Duff‘s [McKagan] playing, Slash either should not have been in Guns to begin with or should have left after [1988 mini-album] ‘Lies,” Rose said.


“In a nutshell, personally I consider him a cancer and better removed, avoided – and the less anyone heard of him or his supporters, the better.”

Rose also commented on which musicians are actually members of Guns N’ Roses at present, before confirming that he plans to tour recent album ‘Chinese Democracy’.

“I think we’ll go with a combo of who’s around and who’s on the album for now and worry about that [bandmembers] when we get ready to tour,” the singer explained, adding that Robin Finck and Bryan ‘Brain’ Mantia are both likely to be involved.

“Hopefully, we’ll be working ‘Chinese’ for a good bit,” he added.