A new report claims that the reunion of GUNS N’ ROSES‘ classic lineup won’t happen for another two years.
Rumors about a reunion of the classic GUNS lineup have been heating up ever since the summer, when guitarist Slash revealed that he and singer Axl Rose had repaired their relationship after nearly 20 years of estrangement.
Now a report on the U.K.’s Loaded site claims that “megabucks offers” have already come in for the band to play two British festivals at Isle Of Wight and Download as part of a comeback tour.
According to the site, part of the reason the GN’R reunion won’t happen until 2017 is to allow Rose and Slash time to complete all their existing commitments. The report claims that Rose will regroup several of the musicians from the most recent version of GN’R in 2016 to play more gigs as a way of “showing some loyalty” to his current bandmates.
Rose is the only original member of GUNS N’ ROSES still in the current lineup, which has toured intermittently since 2006 and played its second Las Vegas residency last year.
The closest anyone came to a GUNS reunion in recent memory was when the band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012. Three original members of the band, including Slash, Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler, showed up, but Axl and guitarist Izzy Stradlin were no-shows.
At the time Slash said in several interviews that the Hall Of Fame ceremony gave him a sense of “closure.”
GUNS N’ ROSES recently parted ways with guitarists DJ Ashba and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.