Slash Not Ruling Out GN'R Reunion: 'If It Happens, It Happens'

The axeman shows no regret for leaving the band, calling it his smartest decision.

Slash Not Ruling Out GN'R Reunion: 'If It Happens, It Happens'
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Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash recently touched on an everlasting subject of classic GN'R reunion, but without ruling out such a possibility. "It's not something that any of us have reached out to each other and said that we wanted to do thus far," he said during a recent "Larry King Now" appearance. "So, rather than be a pessimist and say, 'No, it'll never happen,' it's not like I'm harboring a lot of resentment. But it's just not something that we're all thinking about doing." The axeman concluded, "So if it happens one day, it happens. If it doesn't, I don't think anybody's, you know, losing any sleep over it." During the rest of the chat, Slash called his GN'R departure the smartest decision he's ever made, showing no regret for leaving the band. "It happened the way that it happened and I think that was probably the smartest thing, big decision that I ever made," he commented. Finally, when asked on whether rock 'n' roll is dying, the axeman briefly responded: "Rock 'n' roll never dies, it's more of an attitude, to me." So Slash is seemingly more open to the reunion idea now. Do you think there's a chance to carry it through? Let us know in the comments.

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    Mr_izzy
    Tomorrow: Noel Gallagher denies GNR reunion.
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    Courtney Love sues Axl for trying to be more of an ******* than she is.
    jhgf280
    These are, without a doubt, some of the funniest responses on UG.
    All42Metal
    GNR reunion confirmed: Holograms of each original band member to perform on the same stage.
    Maiden95
    Mike Portnoy's reaction to GNR reunion different than Mike Mangini's; DT members respond.
    lemmyisgod97
    I bet that deep down Axl and Slash miss each other but both are too stubborn to admit it.
    BlackLabel5150
    you know they do to some extent. Not getting my hopes up on this, but I really would like to see it. This is one of the very few bands that actually can get back together, we will never see Pantera, Slayer, or Zep again....Guns still has the ability... Ill keep my fingers crossed but wont be holding my breath.
    rockerwannabe
    Read Slash's autobiography. Slash doesn't hate Axl. He just couldn't work under that brand of crazy. Slash gave him props for being a musical genius but did not like how he took over the musical direction of the band. It would any and all hatred comes from Axl.
    sca.smith
    I'm not the most informed on G'n'R affairs, but haven't both Axl and Slash said that they really don't like being around each other, so a reunion wasn't happening?
    jpob
    Things change, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Van Halen have previously said something similar. Also the Rock n Roll attitude is dying along with the genre in my opinion
    Intersting
    I wouldn't really say Led Zeppelin "reunited", they just play one off shows for special occasions every decade or so.
    Nirvana_RATM2
    I don't understand why you are -6. Pink Floyd, Sabbath, Van Halen, Crue, The Eagles, have all said the same thing and gone on to play a gig or two. I don't think anyone is expecting a full blown tour, just a one-off gig or something of the sort. Time changes people.
    Nonesta13
    If you read Slash's autobiography, he makes his relationship with Axl seem like a brother to brother feud. You act like you hate him and do stupid stuff from time to time, but you'll defend him if people mess with him.
    juzza1
    Yeah in his book, Duff's and Steven's too, they are all quite "diplomatic" around the whole Axl subject. It's as though they're all leaving the door slightly ajar for the future. I've seen 'em in '88, '93 and 2007 and I really don't wish to see a reunion I'll just keep the '88 memories in my head!
    cbabb7
    Theres just no way it could live up to expectations. Slash is playing better than ever, however the same cannot be said for the other members in my opinion.
    sca.smith
    In Axl's case, you could only measure his abilities if he actually turns up.
    ermonski
    the other guys can still rock it pretty good, as seen in their induction to the RnR Hall of Fame performance. as for Axl though... I'm not so sure
    shawnkenneth
    Slash must have really got fed up with all the questions about whether he would be open to a reunion.. In a way, this statement of his shuts many people up! Good on you Slash!
    hudsonstradlin
    In other news, journalists don't care enough about Slash to ask him about anything except a GN'R reunion.
    Guns N' Chains
    As a big GNR fan past and present and a fan of all their new stuff in their new projects, I'd like for someone to kid-nap Axl, Slash, Izzy, Duff, and Steven and put them in a jail cell with a bunch of equipment and tell them, "you ain't coming out until you start playing or come up with a new song/material". Obviously a reunion has nothing to do with money as all have said or eluded to at one time or another that money isn't issue. Do these guys have egos? Yes, some of them more than others. Do they know they changed the world of rock and influenced so many? Yes. When they look around at their peers and see that in other bands, it is fairly common that one of the 'original' members is no longer living and that those bands can never have a proper reunion, do they ever think, 'we are all still here, lets just put the past aside and play again while we still can. Because at some point, that won't be possible. Will it be the GNR of old from the late 80's/early 90's? Likely not. But I'd still love to see it, especially since I wasn't around during their prime. Their chemistry and camaraderie is what made them exciting and special along with the music, IMO. Maybe someday, but like others have said, I'm not holding my breath.
    SixStringUSA
    No, you need Matt on drums. His stamina and ability is probably better than Steven's at this present time.
    suicidehummer
    Actually, you touched on a great point there. The magic of Guns was their songwriting. I could care less if they got together for a tour of the hits we've all heard already.
    Magnum5x9
    He should just stick to working with myles they're putting out some really good stuff
    splogaton
    It'll be a disappointment. Axl is going to blow it, he's too cocky. Yes, Slash and Axl have tension, and it'll probably cause them issues. But all that being said, it's not uncommon for a reunion is it?!