Monday, August 31, 2015

Soundwave promoter comments on Guns N’ Roses reunion rumors

Soundwave Festival promoter AJ Maddah has made his first public comments on rumors that Guns N’ Roses will reunite to headline the Australian event next year.

James Young, the owner of Melbourne’s rock and roll Cherry Bar, told Triple M radio last week that he had heard rumors within the industry that a GNR reunion would take place, just days after Slash revealed that he and Axl Rose were on friendly terms again.

“It’s been nice for me personally to share this fantasy for a few days along with the fans but it is not happening for SW16,” Maddah tells Music Feeds. “I sure hope those guys do get back together again as there has never been, or as far as I am concerned ever will be such a potent force for rock’n roll than the original GNR in full flight.

“If it does happen, it is going to take longer than 6 months for the band to be ready to tour. I think it’ll take a hundred lawyers 6 months just to get the 5 of them into a rehearsal room together.

“But if – by a miracle – it does happen, then of course, I’ll throw everything I can to be involved and it would be my last act as a promoter as after that I’ll have nowhere to go!”

Guns N’ Roses' last live shows took place as part of the band’s 2014 residency at the The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The group recently underwent a lineup change with guitarist DJ Ashba leaving the lineup to focus on Sixx:AM while sources confirmed that guitarist Ron ‘Bumbelfoot’ Thal left the group following the 2014 residency.

See also:

Guns N’ Roses reunion shows rumored
Guns N’ Roses: Slash reconciles with Axl Rose
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumblefoot left band in 2014
Guitarist DJ Ashba quits Guns N’ Roses
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