Axl Rose rules out reunion

Rock icon Axl Rose has ruled out any possibility of guitarist Slash rejoining Guns N Roses.

Slash played guitar on the band's iconic breakthrough album 'Appetite For Destruction' helping write seminal rock anthems such as 'Sweet Child O' Mine'.

Slash left the group in the mid 90s citing creative differences, and relations between the two parties has been strained ever since. When Dr Pepper gave away a free can to every American citizen on the release of 'Chinese Democracy' Slash was one of the few people barred from the offer.

In a new interview Axl Rose said the guitarist would never rejoin the group. “In regards to Slash, I read a desperate fan's message about, what if one of us were to die and looking back I had the possibility of a reunion now, blah blah blah,” he told Billboard.

“And my thoughts are, 'Yeah, and while you're at the show your baby accidentally kicks a candle and burns your house down, killing himself and the rest of your family'."

“Give me a fucking break. What's clear is that one of the two of us will die before a reunion and however sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is."

“Those decisions were made a long time ago and reiterated year after year by one man.”

Axl Rose did, however, leave the door open to other founding members of the group such as guitarist Izzy Stradlin and bassist Duff McKagan.

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