It’s been no real secret that in the past year there seems to have been some sort of reconciliation between Axl Rose and Slash, the two main band members of the rocking band Guns N’ Roses. A few months ago, an article circulated that the two had been talking and that they were both ‘cool’ with each other. Being bandmates for a long while can definitely drive a wedge between the best of friends. The original line-up of Guns N’ Roses included Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler. Its Official that the remaining members are going to reunion at the 2016 Coachella Music Festival. The band originally exploded on the rock music scene in 1987 when they released their first studio production called Appetite For Destruction. The record was literally incredible and to date has sold over 30 million copies. You knew when you listened to that album, that this band was very special and was going to be remembered for a long time; between Axl’s perfect rock n roll voice and Slash’s guitar abilities, there was no doubt.
Things in the band werent always perfect though. Other albums were released but as time passed, it seemed as if things were not going to last. Slash went and took on several other projects and Axl tried to hold things together with a ‘new’ Guns N’ Roses with their work at the present time known as Chinese Democracy. Chinese Democracy turned into a mess and took forever to put together. Over that time, Slash was doing awesome on his own, but Axl was having all sorts of issues trying to get things done. My personal opinion is that Axl got conceded and lazy. He gained a lot of weight at one point and was almost indistinguishable. We hope that Axl is doing better and has his stuff in the correct gear.
The 2016 Coachella Music Festival promises to be HUGE due to the recent announcement that Guns N’ Roses will reunion (mainly the reunion of Axl Rose and Slash, due to their rocky past history) and actually will headline the event. The band Guns N’ Roses has also been heavily dropping hints that they will also go on tour with the original line up also. I guess all we can do is hope and pray that it does all come together. To see Guns N’ Roses anywhere near their prime would be a sight to behold (and a treat to listen to).
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Written by Craig Scott