It has been suggested that band will reform for 2016 live dates
Slash has declined to comment when asked about the rumours surrounding Guns N’ Roses potentially reforming.
Slash recently revealed that he had buried the hatchet with Axl Rose after nearly 20 years of bad blood. The news sparked increased rumours that the classic rock band will reunite. Rose is the only original member of the band in its current line-up.
Speaking to Telegram in a new interview, the magazine notes that Slash “politely declined to broach the subject” when asked if he would rejoin the band. “With a new solo album in his sights,” they added, “Slash is firmly committed to his current project.”
Slash last commented on the ongoing speculation that he will rejoin Guns N’ Roses in May 2014, telling CBS that he would “never say never”. This was seen as progress by fans, as he had always remained adamant that he was not interested in the band.
“I’ve got to be careful what I say there,” Slash added in the CBS interview. “I mean, if everybody wanted to do it and do it for the right reasons, I think the fans would love it. I think it might be fun at some point to try and do that.”
Drummer Matt Sorum also recently refused to comment on rumours that the band’s classic line-up will reform. Both he and former drummer Steven Adler have said they wouldn’t like to be involved without each other.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor recently insisted he would “retire from touring” if the original line-up of Guns N’ Roses reformed. The singer also claimed that if the band do get back together, he will attend every gig.
Speaking to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Taylor said: “I will believe it when I buy the ticket, let’s put it that way. I mean, because nobody gets more excited about the thought of the [debut album] ‘Appetite For Destruction’ line-up coming back together… That would be… I mean, there you go. I mean, dude, I would retire from touring, because I wouldn’t want to go up against that. You know what I’m saying?”