The widely rumoured Guns N’ Roses reunion appears closer than ever, though Axl Rose has pulled out of a TV interview in which he was expected to officially confirm that the band will tour with their original line-up.
As reported, the band will headline Coachella 2016 on a bill that will also see LCD Soundsystem reform. Despite their name being on top of the line-up, details of exactly who will step onto the stage at the Californian festival in April remain unconfirmed.
Rose was expected to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight (January 5) with fans speculating that he would announce details of the band’s future during the interview. It is expected that guitarist Slash reunite with Axl Rose alongside Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum for festival dates and headline shows throughout 2016.
However, as the LA Times reported yesterday, Rose will no longer be a guest on Kimmel’s show. A source close to the show stated that “Due to unforeseen circumstances, unfortunately Axl is no longer scheduled to be on Kimmel tomorrow.”
This hasn’t stopped both Slash and Duff McKagan from posting pictures of the Coachella line-up on social media however. Both members of the ‘classic’ Guns N’ Roses line-up shared the same image after the band were named as headliners.
— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) January 5, 2016
Slash buried the hatchet with frontman Axl Rose in 2015 after nearly 20 years of bad blood between the pair. He declined to comment on the possibility of a reunion, having always ruled it out in the past.
Rumours of headline sets at two UK festivals in 2017 have also been doing the rounds.