Slash and Axl Rose make friends, after they “dispel some of that negative stuff”

Slash says they've put the past behind them, but won't talk about a GnR reunion

One of rock’s most notorious feuds seems to have come to a quiet end, after former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash told an interviewer on Friday (August 21) that things are just fine with front man Axl Rose.

Speaking with Swedish TV station Aftonbladet TV, Slash talked about how the relationship had recovered, and how the pair have put things behind them:

“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.”

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When pressed about the possibility of a reformation, though, Slash closed up and changed the subject, saying:

“Oh, I couldn’t answer that one, though. All right, let’s get off the subject, because, you know, that’s an old one.”

Guns N’ Roses have been in something of a tailspin recently, with DJ Ashba and Bumblefoot both leaving the band over the past few months. Slash’s new attitude represents quite a thawing of relations when put next to Axl’s infamous 2009 comment, that Slash is a ‘cancer’. Slash had previously said that Axl makes the band seem “like a dictatorship.”

You can watch Slash chat with Aftonbladet TV below; he also talks about Donald Trump and the American elections: