Slash Talks About Possibility of Guns N’ Roses Reunion: ‘Never Say Never’
Slash was on CBS This Morning earlier today to talk about his new music video, but that didn't stop anyone from shifting the talk to a possible Guns N' Roses reunion. The guitarist admitted there could very well be a circumstance that opens the door one day.
“I got to be careful what I say there," Slash said. "I mean, if everybody wanted to do it and do it for the right reasons, I think the fans would love it. I think it might be fun at some point to try and do that.” Asked what might be holding things back, Slash said, “That’s a hard one. That just starts to get into a whole complex thing. … It’s really between the guys in the band.” Pressed further on whether he thought a reunion was likely, Slash added, “Never say never.”
Slash's new video, “Beneath the Savage Sun,” features his current collaborators Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, and was created it to help raise awareness for endangered elephants. Slash also has a new concert video and album, Live at the Roxy 9/25/14, due next month.
The guitarist has released three solo albums since leaving Guns N' Roses almost two decades ago. But questions about his old band, and estrangement from frontman Axl Rose, have been there every step of the way. “It’s been one of those things that’s been talked about by everybody but us for over the last 18, 19 years,” Slash noted on CBS This Morning.
The only people not discussing this, it seems, are Slash and Rose. Still, he said their relationship has improved over time. “We haven’t really talked in a long time, but a lot of the tension that you were talking about has dissipated," Slash admitted. "We don’t have all those issues anymore. It’s not a lot of controversy. It’s something that is more perpetuated by the media, more than anything.”
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