Thursday, October 6, 2011

Guns N’ Roses reunion: Gilby Clarke is in if Slash is

Well, this is interesting footage.

Gilby Clarke was doing an audience Q&A last weekend at Rockmässan in Malmö, Sweden, when the subject of a Guns N’ Roses reunion came up.

"I've always said if it's really a real reunion where Slash is involved, then I would do it, but I probably feel the same that you guys feel," Gilby replied. "I think most people wanna see the original five [members] — with Izzy [Stradlin, guitar] and Steven [Adler, drums] — and I agree; that was a great band. But if they want other people — myself and Matt [Sorum, drums], then I would do it. But I would only do it if Slash was involved."

This will be THE hot rock topic for some time, as GNR are among 15 finalists considered for entry into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2012. The induction status will be decided by industry vote, the results of which should be known mid-December, if the results timeline falls the same way it did last year.

GNR was nominated in its first year of eligibility, which happens 25 years after an artist’s debut recording is released.

If GNR does get voted in, the presentation and/or performance could be very awkward, given the years of public animosity displayed by some, and indifference by others. It’ll be up to the original GNR lineup to figure things out for what could/would happen at the Hall Of Fame’s 27th annual ceremony in Cleveland on April 14, 2012.

The fans are already speculating, the former band members are being asked about it by the media, and things will continue that way for about the next 60 days, or so.

And then the heat could get turned up big time…taking things to a whole other level.

Gilby Clarke – audience Q&A
Rockmässan - Malmö, Sweden - October 2, 2011

Guns Guns N' Roses

Guns N’ Roses – Welcome To The Jungle
MTV Video Music Awards - September 7, 1988

See also:

VIDEO: Duff McKagan on Lou Dobbs Tonight
VIDEO: Duff McKagan’s NYC book signing
Duff McKagan ponders Guns N’ Roses Rock Hall nomination
Guns N’ Roses lead 2012 Rock Hall nominations
Guns N’ Roses top the hennemusic Hot 10
Guns N’ Roses confirm fall US tour
Guns N’ Roses: Four more US dates announced
Guns N’ Roses: Slash talks Use Your Illusion on its 20th anniversary
Preview Duff McKagan’s autobiography
Guns N’ Roses: More US dates announced
Guns N’ Roses to play Kansas City in November
Guns N’ Roses to play Orlando in October
Rock In Rio festival to be webcast via YouTube
Guns N’ Roses bassist releases solo album today
Guns N’ Roses to play Miami in October