Guns N’ Roses is allegedly going to announce dates for a 2015 tour, KpopStarz reported earlier this week. There are also rumors that original guitarist Slash will rejoin the lineup of Guns N’ Roses for the concert tour this summer.
“As previously reported, a rift between the band’s lead singer Axl Rose and lead guitarist, Slash, has caused for a breakup. Since then, the guitarist has been kept relevant and active by numerous band guestings and thru other forms of entertainment, also including his businesses on the side. According to Guns N’ Roses fans, the relationship between the two big names in the music industry has gotten significantly better over the past few months. This led them to speculate about the possibility of a reunion, so much so that the reunion will allegedly take place during the much-talked about Guns N’ Roses tour this 2015. [sic]” KpopStarz reported.
While no dates have been announced yet for a 2015 Guns N’ Roses concert tour, fans are hopeful such news will be confirmed soon. Slash rejoining the band will also bring that much more buzz to the event and make such a tour much more of a draw for fans of Guns N’ Roses.
Just two days ago, Andy Greene, writing for Rolling Stone, wrote a flashback article about the 2001 comeback of Guns N’ Roses at Rock in Rio in Brazil. The band played a 25-song set in Brazil, with a lineup made up of Axl Rose and four newer band members, where Rose himself was the only original member still in Guns N’ Roses.
“A great deal of mystery surrounded Guns N’ Roses when they emerged from an eight-year hibernation in January 2001 to play Brazil’s Rock in Rio,” Greene wrote for Rolling Stone. “GN’R fans were ecstatic when they learned the group was going to play Rock in Rio, and tickets for the Las Vegas show disappeared within seconds. Even with Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke out of the band, people were just happy that Axl Rose was going to play live again and they were curious to see this new lineup. It included Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson, drummer Bryan ‘Brain’ Mantia and guitarists Robin Finck and Buckethead, who played with a mask over his face and a KFC bucket on top of his head.”
Greene noted that while the old lineup was missed, critics were impressed with the show the the then-new Guns N’ Roses lineup put on at Rock in Rio.
But the new lineups of Guns N’ Roses, over the years, have not been always supported by fans and other musicians. Twisted Sister vocalist Dee Snyder has blasted the Guns N’ Roses lineups not including any original band members as “hired help” of Axl Rose, the Inquisitr reported last week.
“Once upon a time when big hair, tight jeans, and leather jackets ruled the roost, many Guns N’ Roses fans suffered under the illusion that without Slash, Duff, Izzy, and let’s be charitable, Steven, there’d be no Guns N’ Roses, but they didn’t take into account the neurotic tenacity and egotistical pride of Axl Rose,” the Inquisitr reported.
[Image of Axl Rose from the Huffington Post]