Wednesday 9 February 2011, 11:54 | By

Axl confirms: No desire to reform with former bandmates

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Axl Rose

Just in case there was any doubt about the fact that an original line-up reunion of Guns N Roses will never happen, which there wasn’t, Axl Rose has taken to Twitter to remind everyone he has no desire to perform with his old bandmates again.

This followed those previously reported comments by Slash who recently told the LA Daily News that if Axl called him up to make amends he would give a reunion serious consideration. But the guitarist admitted that wasn’t a call he ever expected to receive.

And now Axl has confirmed on Twitter that inviting Slash et al back to the GNR party is not on his agenda. He tweeted thus: “Contrary to anyone’s claims there are no concrete plans, nor were there ever for a [reunion] tour, and certainly not to replace anyone in the [current incarnation of the] band, beyond a collection of random ideas thrown out by various individuals without any real foundation”.

UPDATE 09.02.11, 19:30: See comment from ThePete below – it seems this particular quote referred to a totally different GnR rumour and not Slash’s recent remarks – so sorry for reporting that assumption, and do check out the comment below for more info. It does seem certain, though, that Axl is still in no mood to make any approaches to his former bandmates at the moment.


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