Oh, happy days for all fans who’ve been waiting for a very long time for this moment. But now, what actually started out as yet just another rumor around a potential Guns N’ Roses Reunion, it looks like it’s actually happening. The media is all over it and even the New York Times graced the story with some real-estate on their paper: the Guns N’ Roses Reunion 2016 is confirmed. The band issued an official press release re-affirming that founding member Axl Rose alongside Slash and Duff McKagan will play at Coachella Music & Arts Festival (April 15-17 & April 22-24).
Now, while I’m admittedly not the greatest fan of GnR, I think this news is undoubtedly a milestone in Classic Rock history. There are a few open questions, though: it is not clear who else is going to join the trio on stage for the three gigs. Also, understandably, speculations now run wild regarding a potential GUNS N’ ROSES 2016 REUNION Tour. But for now, fans will have to wait and see what happens.
You are probably much more familiar with all the details that I am, but of course, this band reuinion is especially surprising given the long standing animosity (well, ultimateclassicrock.com called it more accurately “enmity”) between Axl and Slash. But apparently things have been worked out according to Slash, despite the Rock ’n’ Rock Hall of Fame induction controversy which was all over the media, when Axl made it very clear to the public what his thoughts were on the whole thing.
Anyway, definitely big news and what a start into a new year. While I can be a cynic at times, I feel genuinely happy for all the fans and the band. With that being said, it’s still a long time until April. A lot of things can happen until then (..and there he was again, the cynic in me…).
Guns N’ Roses Reunion Confirmed at ultimateclassicrock.com
Guns N’ Roses official website with press release.