Saturday 16 December 2017

Guns N' Roses look set to reunite for worldwide tour

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Sarah-Jane Murphy

It's a dream reunion and features on every rock fan's wish list.

Rumours are rife that Axl Rose and Slash of Guns N' Roses have put the past behind them and have agreed to reunite and hit the road in 2016 on a worldwide tour.

The Sunday Mirror reports that the aging rockers stand to make an estimated £56m (€77m) from a series of worldwide reunion gigs.

John Murdy, a US businessman confirmed that his friend Slash and Axl are talking again, describing the development as 'a really good sign.'

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The legendary rockers have been shrouded in confusion in recent times as guitarists Bumblefoot and DJ Ashba both announced their departure from the band this year.

Bassist Tommy Stinson has been quoted as saying that he himself doesn't know what's happening with Guns N' Roses, having played his last gig with the rockers back in April 2014.

"It has nothing to do with Axl or any of that stuff; it had more to do with my personal situation.

“Basically, I played my last gig in Las Vegas with them last year.

"My guess is that, at some point, someone’s gonna call me.

"Cause we all left, we’ve left on friendly terms. It wasn’t like a bad thing," he said.

Fans have been calling for Slash's return for years.

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Slash, together with fellow guitarist Izzy Stradlin, 53, bassist Duff McKagen, 51, and drummer Steven Adler, 50, who have been pursuing separate projects.

They recorded the classic 1987 album Appetite for Destruction which featured the hit singles Sweet Child o’ Mine and Paradise City.

Slash has been more complimentary about his former foe in recent times, saying: “There’s no animosity.

“Over time we all just got sick and tired of the black cloud.

“The biggest thing that happens when you have a break-up that is less than harmonious is you build up a bad energy because of the distance.

“The bad feelings get exaggerated," he said.

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