Slash’s bandmate Todd Kerns hails Guns N’ Roses reunion

Bassist describes return of classic line-up as the "most important brotherhood in music history"

Slash‘s backing band bassist Todd Kerns has hailed the guitarist’s decision to reunite Guns N’ Roses.

The band officially announced they would be headlining Coachella with Slash and former bassist Duff McKagan yesterday (January 6), reuniting the classic line-up of the group.

In a lengthy statement on his official website, Kerns, who is part of Slash’s band Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, said the reunion was one of the “most important brotherhoods in music history”.

He added: “For a long time now, we, Conspirators, have been personally made aware that the regrouping of one of the most important brotherhoods in music history was underway. That thing that everyone had wished for but never thought possible was quietly (and not so quietly) cooking under our very noses. To be in this close of proximity to a history of rock and roll moment occurring has been nothing short of incredible.

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“As Slash’s bro, I think this is a very exciting and important chapter for him to embark on. I support him wholeheartedly to dive into this experience, but as his friend, I would support him if he decided to walk away from music and live amongst Buddhist monks in Nepal.

“That’s what bros do. How it affects me really isn’t the point. This thing is bigger than all of us. I think it is a healthy thing for the individuals involved as well as the great gift they are giving to the world. I accept that gift thankfully.”

Kerns went on to reveal that he had never seen Guns N’ Roses in any form and he also listed a host of bands and artists he never got to watch including Aerosmith and the Ramones.

He also said his band still plan to head back into the studio with Slash in Spring to complete a third album, which is expected to be released in 2017. He signed off his post by saying: “Welcome back to the jungle, brothers and sisters.”