Slash: 'Axl Hates My Guts'

The former Guns N' Roses guitarist says there is no communication between the original lineup, and he's getting real sick of being asked about it.

Slash: 'Axl Hates My Guts'
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Slash says he would love to play the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but says there's no communication between original Guns N' Roses members to make it happen. The classic band will be inducted on April 14, which sparked hope of a reunion between original members, but tension between members makes it an unlikely outcome. He acknowledged that frontman Axl Rose still "hates his guts", and is becoming frustrated at the barrage of questions about the rumoured Hall Of Fame performance. "This is a subject I'm dead sick of talking about," he told Rolling Stone. "Everyone has been asking me what's going to happen, and they know as much as I do. I feel you're totally obligated to be present and I would love to f--king play, but it's just something that's not going to happen for whatever reason." Has his relationship with Axl Rose improved at all over the years? Apparently not. "He hates my guts. It's over a lot of different stuff; I don't even know. There's just no communication between us. I talk to Duff McKagan and Steven [Adler], but when it comes to old Guns N' Roses, there really isn't anybody that makes decisions." Their induction to the Hall of Fame will take place on April 14. Slash will release his new solo album "Apocalyptic Love" on May 21.

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    Mr.DeadDuck
    PhilipAndersson wrote: Axl has never said in any interview that he hates Slash.
    Yep, but Slash has a personal relationship with the guy so I'm going to assume he knows the score.
    Root Beer
    Tomorrow's news: -Kurt Cobain found dead -Pink Floyd reunion "out of the picture" -Tool not working on new album And of course: -Dave Grohl: "Courtney Love hates my guts!"
    iTOASTER
    Its clear that its not going to happen, people should stop being pushy about it.
    djmk9419
    I hope Axl puts all that baggage behind them and they put on a kick ass show for the fans. He has a chance to redeem all the negative attention he has ever had/done!
    rebreh
    Guns N Roses needs the "Some Kind of Monster" therapy treatment ASAP!
    BigMikeBDD
    Axl will eventually have to realize, that although his "Axl and friends" version of GNR will sell ok on tour, a full blown reunion would be one of the biggest tours in history and sell out major arenas and stadiums. That's just a fact and when Axl needs money, maybe he'll swallow a little pride and hatred to make that happen.
    andreschr
    PhilipAndersson wrote: Axl has never said in any interview that he hates Slash.
    Its so super wrong I dont even want to waste my time finding proof for you..
    Eifler121
    Maybe people will stop asking when you stop giving them a different answer every time. Maybe if YOU actually decide what you're going to do about it, the questions would stop. Play with the guys who say they'd love to do it, or stop saying you'd love to do it, but...
    ryaniomitch
    i think it's time to accept that it isn't going to happen. Everyone goes on about how much of a business man axl is by forcing the band to give him the credits to the name which is true but if he was that much of a business man he'd reunite now because the money in it for everyone in the band is beyond belief. As much as he's emotionally unstable he's a smart guy and knows this. He clearly is more happy with the current line up of guns than selling himself out to work with people he doesn't like. There's always going to be people you don't want to work with and personally i respect axl's choice. Chinese Democracy wasn't really a guns album in the respect of AFD but if you put it up against everything else in the current billboard chart i know what i'd choose. Both members involved have got their own "projects" and bands now and i think it's time we just accept that it's dead.
    travlnmn41
    PhilipAndersson wrote: Axl has never said in any interview that he hates Slash.
    Axl once compared Slash to cancer in an interview, so that pretty says it all.
    GuilT
    You guys do know that the drama is trumped up by the media right? If people didn't ask Slash and Axl constantly about their relationship and whether or not they will reunite, you would never know there was drama at all. Axl and Slash are perfectly fine not being friends and not playing together, it's just that they are hounded constantly about this and they feel compelled to answer. There will not be a reunion and that is fine as they have all moved on from GN'R of old, well, maybe except Steven.
    hazydavy
    I'm willing to be an Axl sympathizer here. People love the nameGuns n Roses. Axl has removed these guys forever of living up to that. For better or worse, he gets to control what that name means. Me? I loved Chinese Democracy. It wasn't classic GNR, but I missed Izzy more than Slash.
    carsnguitars92
    Nameless742 wrote: I don't even want a GNR Reunion. Slash's solo stuff suits me just fine.
    Amen
    iommi600
    I like how Slash is just moving on, making new and good music and not giving a **** about Axl. Hoping that he will one day play with GN'R again is REALLY dumb, since Axl has the emotional side of a 4 year old kid.
    amtorrance
    If Mustaine and Hetfield can kiss and make up theres still a chance. I know I couldn't get the smile off my face seeing them on stage together. Fingers crossed Axl and Slash will do the same. Last thing I'd want is another Dimebag/Phil moment. Kiss and make up boys.
    bartdevil_metal
    UG, It's come to the point where I view these articles not for the "news", but to laugh at the commenters who mock this terrible excuse for journalism. HOW MANY TIMES DO WE NEED TO HEAR ABOUT HOW GUNS N' ROSES AREN'T REFORMING
    kill it
    i would love it if the original members minus axl performed with myles kennedy on vocals. not only can myles pull it off, it would enrage ***** rose.
    neilsus
    has anyone noticed how terrible axl's voice is these days? maybe it's best if we just leave classic gnr alone.
    234addict
    axl is the only reason the band got ****ed up hes such a diva i dont blame the rest of the band if they hate him at this stage
    SGofawesome
    Nameless742 wrote: I don't even want a GNR Reunion. Slash's solo stuff suits me just fine.
    I agree. At times, I even like Slash's solo material BETTER than GNR because I can't listen to GNR and not think of their high-school drama that they're going through in their 50's.
    Tylern1
    jpk6044 wrote: Biggest d-bag in rock: Axl Rose or Dave Mustaine? Vote now!
    Axl is a little bitch when someone throws something at him at a show, Dave rips on the guy who threw something. I'd have to go with Axl is a bigger douche, not only for that reason though
    Fatally Sick101
    Axl is the biggest douche on the planet. I love it when I heard when kurt cobain was joking with axl, "Hey, Axl wanna be the godfather." and axl, of course, gets pissed.
    metalmaniac90
    Fuck It Slash. You'd love to play, Steven would, and I'm sure Duff would. Just come as close as you can. Fuck Axl, and Fuck Izzy if he is really to either shy or stuck up to show. If they don't wanna play don't worry about it, just get up there and do it and I'm sure New GNR can do something after or whatever.
    GuilT
    hazydavy wrote: I'm willing to be an Axl sympathizer here. People love the nameGuns n Roses. Axl has removed these guys forever of living up to that. For better or worse, he gets to control what that name means. Me? I loved Chinese Democracy. It wasn't classic GNR, but I missed Izzy more than Slash.
    That is too true, I would love to see Axl bring in Izzy into the current lineup, that would be awesome. But, on top of that I would want an album this decade.
    Von II
    We're becoming frustrated at the barrage of UG articles about the rumoured Hall Of Fame performance.
    bmarlatt1685
    GNR should do what Van Halen did when they had tensions during their nomination process... Have Velvet Revolver play as a tribute haha.
    Salvo416
    Just have Velvet Revolver play in the hall of fame. I'm sure Scott will be up for it.
    BradTheBluefish
    I just don't understand why we can't give Axl the middle finger and let the rest of the boys play the classic GNR songs we love. I'm sure there is somebody the original crew can count on to sing. Remember Slash & Friends?
    guitar67
    These guys think way too much about themselves. It's music for Christ sake. They didn't cure cancer or heart disease. Ridiculous!!
    Eruption1991
    Jesus Christ, why the fvck is it so hard for either Axl or Slash to quit bitching around like little girls, man the fvck up and just have a meeting to resolve their issues?? I bet that most of their "conflict" is a bunch of "he said, she said" bullsh!t. /rage post
    gnr94
    I would love to see them play just that night but anyone who has heard Chinese democracy is happy and knows that new guns is better then old guns
    swarriner
    Buckethead must have realized AXL was an ahole, Bucket is way to good for these clowns.
    FlyingPirahna
    How did I know this article would be front page as soon as I read the interview the other day? oh yea becuz slash is ur buddeh
    G-money!$
    nickzippelli wrote: Just saying Chinese Democracy FTW
    I don't normally do this, but dude...what's wrong with you?
    RoadRunner939
    PhilipAndersson wrote: Axl has never said in any interview that he hates Slash.
    He has said on his website in an interview with his manager that Slash is like a cancer tumor to him. Seems like a nice new way to say 'I hate you'.
    hidd4n
    hazydavy wrote: I'm willing to be an Axl sympathizer here. People love the nameGuns n Roses. Axl has removed these guys forever of living up to that. For better or worse, he gets to control what that name means. Me? I loved Chinese Democracy. It wasn't classic GNR, but I missed Izzy more than Slash.
    I agree completely on both points, most people really don't appreciate how much Izzy actually did for the band.
    jasonbloss
    Slash you're better than Axl. He knows it, you know it. You're legacy with GNR will go on forever. Don't stain it by trying to go back now.