Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Guns N’ Roses reunion drummer mystery deepens

Guns N’ Roses are a week away from launching their reunion shows in Las Vegas, and a new series of tweets has deepened the mystery of who will be behind the drum kit for the upcoming tour.

To date, the group has only officially announced the involvement of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, while it is expected that guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and drummer Frank Ferrer are also on board.

This week, Guns N’ Roses issued a series of tweets with images of gear representing each player’s role in the lineup, and a photo featuring Ahead brand drumsticks has raised further speculation about who will fill the drummer slot.

Hardcore GNR fans recognized Ahead drumsticks as ones previously used by Matt Sorum on the “Use Your Illusion” tour, but Sorum confirmed he now uses the Zildjian brand and longtime drummer Ferrer confirmed for inquiring fans that he now uses Vater drumsticks.

Following Sorum and Ferrer’s comments, speculation returns to the possible status of Steven Adler, who was fired from the band in 1990 over his heroin addiction.

Legendary Sunset Strip club the Whisky A Go- Go recently teased “a big announcement” regarding GNR following the cancellation of an upcoming gig by Adler.

The club tweeted: “The Steven Adler show on 4/1 has been canceled. Stay tuned for a big announcement ! #GunsNRoses.”

The April 1 date referenced by the venue lands exactly one week before the reunited band launch their 2016 tour at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV on April 8 & 9.

GNR have confirmed plans for a summer tour of North America by way of a video announcement featuring a list of the 21 cities they’ll hit along the way.

Further information regarding dates, venues and tickets will be announced soon.

See also:

AC/DC: Axl Rose spotted at Atlanta rehearsal studio
Guns N’ Roses confirm North American tour
Rumor: Axl Rose to join AC/DC for tour
AUDIO: Guns N’ Roses fan details meeting Axl Rose in Atlanta
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