OMG, is the feud over?! After years of animosity, Guns N’ Roses rockers Slash and Axl Rose have reportedly ended their nearly decade-long feud. Could a possible reunion tour now be in the works?
After a summer filled with feuds between artists comes some positive news: Rock superstars Slash, 50, and Axl Rose, 53, have reportedly put an end to their ongoing feud, according to a new interview with the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist. Hooray for reconciliation!
In a surprise turn of events, Guns N’ Roses’ Slash and Axl Rose have put their differences aside after years of not speaking to each other. Slash, who left Guns N’ Roses in 1996, delivered the update on their relationship in an interview with Sweden’s Aftonbladet TV. “It was probably way overdue, you know,” Slash is heard saying in the new clip. “But it’s, 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.”
Still, while Slash may once again be talking to his former bandmate, that doesn’t guarantee a reunion is in order. When asked about the possibility of a reunion tour on a CBS This Morning appearance back in May 2015, Slash told the hosts, it “might be fun at some point to try and do that.” However, in his latest interview, Slash brushed off the topic entirely. “Let’s get off the subject, ‘cause, you know, that’s an old one,’” he said. Hmm, those are some mixed signals there, Slash. Perhaps he’s just keeping mum so as not to ruin a major upcoming surprise. Fingers crossed!
As you might recall, the drama between the two rockers began when Slash left Guns N’ Roses in October 1996, which was long presumed to be the last time he and Axl actually spoke to one another. In 2009, Axl kept the feud going by calling Slash “a cancer” in an interview with Spinner. A year later, Axl also decided not to attend the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, saying “the endless amount of revisionism and fantasies … are misguided attempts to distract from our efforts with our current lineup.” Slash and fellow former group members Steven Adler, 50, Duff McKagan, 51, and Matt Sorum, 54, accepted the honor and also performed together at the event. At press time, no current or past members of Guns N’ Roses have commented on the Rose/Slash reconciliation. We for one, are so excited to see musicians actually getting along for a change.
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— Alyssa Montemurro