Ash Hudson, the brother of Guns N’ Roses‘ ex-guitarist Slash, has apologised to its frontman, Axl Rose, for calling him a “fat bastard”.
Hudson made the comment on Facebook, in a post criticising the idea of Guns N’ Roses having a ‘classic’ reunion.
He said that fans should enjoy what Guns N’ Roses had made and “move on”, writing, “It’s all so dumb to me… Get a life. If I get one more fucker asking me, ‘Will Guns do a reunion tour?’, I’m blocking them. Axl is a fat bastard and the reunion would only be a disappointment and an action that would result in criticism.”
After the media reported on his comments, Hudson responded by writing, “I apologize to Axl and his legions of fans who were offended by my post of yesterday. I am sorry I shot my mouth off. I know, or should know, better than to get involved in GN’R business.
“It has come to me attention that Axl is on a strict diet and losing weight. Unfortunately, my post was very offensive and upsetting to my brother, for which I apologize. To the rest of the world, I had one of these days when people kept asking me about a possible reunion and I had had enough… Again, my apologies.”
Former Guns drummer Steven Adler recently said he feels the band owe it to the fans to have a “classic” reunion. Speaking with The Jasta Show, Adler also spoke out on the recent thawing of the relationship between Axl Rose and Slash.
“I think it’s so important for us to play together,” Adler said. “Not because I want to finish what I started with those guys. You know, because we started something great, I want to end it on a good note. I want to end it great and be a part of that.”
He added: “But we owe to the fans to do it. I mean, we all, the five of us, have accomplished our dreams, have wonderful, comfortable lives because people love our music. And I’ve never heard a band, ever, where people wanted to have that band back together as much as Guns N’ Roses, the original guys. I never heard it in my life.”
Last month Slash commented on the recovery of his relationship with Axl Rose, saying, “It was probably way overdue, you know. It’s very cool at this point. You know, let some of that, sort of, negative… dispel some of that negative stuff that was going on for so long.”
But when asked about a possible reunion, he said, “Oh, I couldn’t answer that one. All right, let’s get off the subject, because, you know, that’s an old one.”