Axl Rose Talks Slash Feud; Hall of Fame; Guns N’ Roses Future
Axl Rose recently sat down for an interview with the L.A. Times, where he discussed his long-running feud with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash and the future of the band.
Speaking after his band’s recent performance in Seattle, where former bassist Duff McKagan joined him onstage, Rose said that it was his battles with Slash that tore the band’s original lineup apart.
“It was really a fight with me and Slash,” Rose says. “Izzy [Stradlin, guitarist] was doing the same thing, but the fight with me and Slash started the day I met him. He came in, popped my tape out and put his in and wanted me in his band. And I didn’t want to join his band. We’ve had that war since Day 1.”
Such talk is particularly relevant right now, with Guns N’ Roses having been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and rock fans wondering whether the Appetite for Destruction-era Guns will perform or even show-up together at the ceremony next April.
“I’ve got mixed emotions about what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame actually really is,” Rose explains, “but at the same time, there’s a lot of people—the fans—that it just means something to them, and they’re happy. It’s like you won the Heisman or something.”
For more, including the future of GN’R's recording career, read the article here.