In a sit-down interview with Loudwire, original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler confirmed what the majority of fans and critics already believe.
That is, Axl Rose is the only person preventing a true GNR reunion at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Slash told the Toronto Sun recently that he’d “love to play” the event.
Even current GNR guitarist DJ Ashba is down for it, saying “I think it would be awesome to see, you know, everybody [from the classic GNR lineup] get up on stage and put all the differences aside for one night and just give the fans what they want.”
Now, former drummer Steven Adler is weighing in and he wants to play for the fans also, saying he’s “behind it 100 percent…111 percent!”
He talked about everyone playing together at the April 14th ceremony with Loudwire and suggested that a rift between Axl and Slash will likely prevent the dream from becoming a reality.
“My grandmother always said, ‘Time heals all wounds.’ Slash and Axl are one to each other. It’s not like one of them slept with one of them’s wives or anything — and even that’s forgivable after a while. There is no reason to be upset.”
Adler then went on to criticize Axl Rose and the current Guns N’ Roses lineup, calling them a bunch of “hacks.”
“Axl will probably want to play with his hack band — his band of hacks. ‘Axl and His Hacks’ — it shouldn’t even be Guns N’ Roses. He’s just driving that name into the freakin’ ground. ‘Axl and His Hacks.'”
Axl made it clear a while back that he would never sign on for a Guns N’ Roses reunion, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that this is unfolding the way it is.
Unless a miracle happens, chances are looking pretty slim for a Guns N’ Roses reunion at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.