Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan to reunite at Coachella

January 5th, 2016 by Staff

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Guns N’ Roses founding members Slash and Duff McKagan are set to reunite with Axl Rose as the band headlines this year’s Coachella festival in California.

Although the hard rock band never broke up, lead vocalist Axl has been the only original member left in the band since bassist Duff and guitarist Slash left in the 1990s.

It is the first date to be officially announced by the revived band, whose songs include Sweet Child O’ Mine and November Rain.

Axl, Duff and lead guitarist Slash have not played a live show together since July 1993 in Buenos Aires – and relations between Rose and Slash have long been strained.

However, they had reconciled by 2014. In an interview with Sweden’s Aftonbladet, Slash said: “It was probably way overdue, you know … it’s very cool at this point.”

It is not clear whether the band will feature the full classic line-up, which also included guitarist Izzy Stradlin and drummer Steven Adler.

LCD Soundsystem and Calvin Harris will each headline the other nights of the festival.

This will also be a reunion for dance-rock group LCD Soundsystem, who played a farewell show at Madison Square Garden in 2011.

In 2010, frontman James Murphy had promised Pitchfork: “It’s not like some big, dramatic ending – we’ve talked about if in five years we’d want to play again we’d do it.”


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