Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash jumpstarted the Guns N’ Roses rumor mill earlier this year when he told a Swedish news outlet that he’d reconciled with the band’s famous (and famously contentious) singer Axl Rose. “It was probably way overdue, you know,” Slash said at the time, adding that he and Rose had dispelled “some of that negative stuff that was going on for so long.”
Now some of the band’s hard-rock peers have begun to speculate about a reunion — or more accurately, a revival of the band’s original lineup, considering that Rose still tours under the Guns N’ Roses moniker. Excommunicated Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weilland told Alternative Nation Monday that he’s heard the band is “getting back together.” Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx added to the conversation Thursday evening, when he responded to a fan on Twitter asking about a Roses reunion with an emphatic “THEY ARE. EVERYBODY KNOWS.”
Slash told CBS in May that he’s open to a reunion. “If everybody wanted to do it and do it for the right reasons, I think the fans would love it,” he said. “I think it might be fun at some point to try and do that…It’s really between the guys in the band. You know, never say never.”
DJ Ashba, a guitarist who had toured with Guns N’ Roses since 2009, left the band in July.