Guns N’ Roses’ Slash and Axl Rose have put their differences aside after years of not talking to each other.
In a new interview with a Swedish Aftonbladet TV, guitarist Slash said the reconciliation was “way overdue” and fans will no doubt be thrilled with the news which gives them hope the original line-up may reform in the future.
A Swedish reporter told Slash: “I’ve heard that you’ve made friends with Axl Rose again,” and he confirmed the news he HAS been back in touch with his former band mate.
He said: “It was probably way overdue, you know. But it’s…you know, it’s very cool at this point. You know, let some of that, sort of, negative … dispel some of that negative stuff that was going on for so long.”
Although Slash seems willing to talk about his former bandmate, he’s not addressing any new queries about whether there will be a reunion of the classic Guns N’ Roses lineup. When asked about the possibility on a CBS This Morning appearance in May 2015, he said it “might be fun at some point to try and do that” — but this time, he brushes off the question.
“Let’s get off the subject, ‘cause, you know, that’s an old one,” he says.
In May, Slash did hint that he was getting along better with Axl, saying, “We don’t have all those issues anymore. There’s not a lot of controversy. It’s something that’s more perpetuated by the media than anything.”