Axl Rose and Slash: In Love Again?
“What’s clear is that one of the two of us will die before a reunion and however sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is.” –Axl Rose on the possibility of reuniting with Slash, 2009
If we take Axl Rose at his word — and why wouldn’t we, right? — then it would appear that the vocalist and/or Slash has/have now passed away and, presumably, been resurrected as zombies. Because Blabbermouth says that Slash told Sweden’s Aftonbladet TV that he and Rose have kissed and made up after being estranged for nearly twenty years:
“It was probably way overdue, you know. 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.”
Asked if this meant that Guns N’ Roses reunion was in the works, Slash changed the subject.
I’ve long thought that Axl Rose and Slash was the one reunion we would absolutely NEVER see, and I’m still skeptical, ’cause a) the Swedish interviewer “heard” that Axl and Slash made up? Where the fuck did he hear that? How the fuck does he, of all people in the world, have such amazing sources?, and b) Slash broke the news that he and Axl are friends again during an interview with a Swedish television program and not, say, Rolling Stone or some other outlet which is, like, prominent and stuff? It just seems weird, and until Rose himself comments, I don’t think anyone should get too excited.
Still, the timing couldn’t be better — GN’R needs a new lead guitarist, and Slash already knows most of the songs. And with the thirtieth anniversary of Appetite for Destruction less than two years away, I’m sure there’s enough money to end the recession in Greece up for grabs. Fuck, I’d kill my mother for a GN’R reunion, and I kinda like my mother. Shit could be serious, son.