GUNS N’ ROSES has issued a press release confirming that guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan will rejoin singer Axl Rose for the band’s upcoming performances at this year’s Coachella Music And Arts Festival. GUNS N’ ROSES will play on April 16 and April 23 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. There is no word on whether original guitarist Izzy Stradlin or drummer Steven Adler will appear. Consequence Of Sound says that Adler’s original replacement, Matt Sorum, is also on board, while other reports have suggested that current drummer Frank Ferrer and guitarist Richard Fortus will round out the lineup.Tickets for Coachella Music And Arts Festival go on sale Wednesday, January 6 at 11:00 a.m. via Coachella.com.
Slash dedicated the Velvet Revolver song â€œSucker Train Bluesâ€ to his late bandmate Scott Weiland at his New Years Eve show in Las Vegas with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Slash discussed the recent losses of Lemmy Kilmister and Weiland, â€œThese amazingly talented, fucking original, character driven fucking personalities. We lost them both this year, so weâ€™ll dedicate this one to Scott. Itâ€™s called â€˜Sucker Train Blues.’â€
SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS paid tribute to iconic MOTÃ–RHEAD frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister last night (Thursday, December 31) by performing the MOTÃ–RHEAD classic “Ace Of Spades” during their concert at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
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“You know what?! I’ve been hearing a lot about this particular interview from a lot of people that he really pissed off,” Slash replied (hear audio below). “And I’ve heard that. And I don’t think there’s any truth to that. I mean, obviously, the band stayed together for years after that whole thing. And it wasn’t a big deal at the time. And if it did piss anybody off, it was something that went away. So I don’t think it had anything to do with the original GUNS N’ ROSES’ demise.”
Slash also explained that he doesn’t go out of his way to read any of Goldstein’s interviews that have to do with GUNS N’ ROSES. “I don’t wanna read or hear that guy’s B.S., so I just avoid it,” he said. “That way I stay sane. [Laughs]”
Slash featuring Myles KennedyÂ and the Conspirators were playing shows in Argentina this weekend and had a few special guests join them onstage. Former Guns Nâ€™ Roses members Duff McKagan and Gilby Clarke performed with Slash during his March 7 show. According to Blabbermouth, McKagan played two songs with Slash: â€œItâ€™s So Easyâ€ and â€œParadise City,â€ and Clarke joined the duo for the latter. Watch the â€œParadise Cityâ€ performance above, which begins with a â€œGuns Nâ€™ Rosesâ€ chant from the audience. Check out a video of â€œItâ€™s So Easyâ€ below.
The two former GNâ€™R members didnâ€™t have far to travel to join Slash onstage as McKaganâ€™s Loaded and Gilby Clarke + Coverheads served as the openers for Slashâ€™s March 7 date. The day before the mini-reunion, McKagan also joined Slash to perform both of those songs. You can see video from the March 6 performance below.
Slash and McKagan were part of the original Guns Nâ€™ Roses lineup, while Clarke was added to the group in 1991 replacing rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin after he quit the band.
Recently the bandâ€™s first drummer,Â Steven Adler,Â has been talking a lot about his desire to get the original lineup of Guns Nâ€™ Roses to record new music and a tour. Meanwhile, current member DJ Ashba says the most recent lineup is focusing on a new album and planning a huge tour.