Axl Rose just helped set the rumor mill in motion by dropping a hint that he may reunite with the original members of Guns N’ Roses at the band’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. The singer spoke to the LA Times about the event, where he also offered a glimpse at the business decisions behind any reunion of the band.
"All these managers, they all believe in one thing: sell a reunion tour and get their commission,” he said. “It's just a phone call. It's a half a day's work, or however long they want to keep the bidding war going. They get their commission and they don't care if it falls on its face."
Regarding speculation that the group may get back together, Rose said he wouldn’t want guitarist Izzy Stradlin or drummer Steven Adler involved if it was to happen. "The only thing that would make it would be Duff and Slash, really," he said. "It's nothing against Izzy and it's nothing against Steven, or anything like that. Steven may want it, but these guys I’m working with right now, they work really hard and it’s hard work."
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions take place in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 14, 2012, so there’s still plenty of time to make it work if Rose (and the other members) are amenable to the idea. At the present time it seems like everything is still up in the air, although there’s bound to be unprecedented interest in the ceremony if someone can put all those guys back in a room together again.
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