Axl Rose pretty much kills any hopes for future reunion of Guns N’ Roses

February 27, 2009

(ChattahBox) — If you’re hoping to see Guns N’ Roses someday reunite with the band’s classic lineup, you can pretty much forget about it, at least until they’re all really hurting for money.

In a newly published interview, published on AOL Music’s spinner.com website, frontman Axl Rose sat down for a friendly interview with his friend, songwriter Del James, and pretty much flamed all his ex-bandmates, especially Slash.

The temperamental singer whose first studio album in 17 years, “Chinese Democracy,” did poorly commercially, rarely gives interviews.

While the interview mostly sidestepped the commercial failure of “Chinese Democracy,” the topic of a reunion inevitably came up. Rose said it was “highly doubtful for us to have more than one of the alumni up with us at any given time.”

Rose said rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin’s recent guest turns on stage with the band were fun, but that his old Indiana buddy was not the most reliable collaborator.

“I suppose (former bass player) Duff (McKagan) could play guitar on something somewhere but there’s zero possibility of me having anything to do with Slash,” Rose said.

“In a nutshell, personally I consider him a cancer and better removed, avoided — and the less anyone heard of him or his supporters the better.”

Rose was not even a fan of Slash’s guitar playing, claiming he has lost his edge and seems to be more passionate about being “a whore for the limelight.”

And drummer Steven Adler, who was fired in 1990 for excessive drug abuse, brings “assorted ambulance-chasing attorneys … One gig or even a couple songs could mean years of behind-the-scenes legal aftermath.” The drummer, who successfully sued the band for royalties, was recently seen on the VH1 reality shows “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” and “Sober House.”

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip News


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