Appetite For Reconciliation: Slash says ‘never say never’ to classic-lineup Guns N’ Roses reunion

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash appeared on CBS This Morning earlier today, and even though he was promoting his new music, he was asked about his old band. As he premiered the video for Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators’ “Beneath The Savage Sun,” he made some comments that we’re all going to blow out of proportion and exaggerate.

Speaking about a reunion of Guns N’ Roses’ classic-lineup, Sir Hudson says “never say never.”

“It’s been one of those things that’s been talked about by everybody but us for over the last 18, 19 years,” Slash says, via Loudwire.

Yeah, wonder what Axl Rose thinks about all that.

But Slash suggested that much of the anger between him and Rose, who still fronts Guns N’ Roses with a bunch of other dudes, has faded over the years. And the band’s celebrated debut album, Appetite For Destruction, turns 30 years old in two years.

“I got to be careful what I say there, I mean, if everybody wanted to do it and do it for the right reasons, I think the fans would love it,” Slash tells CBS, relayed by Metal Hammer. “I think it might be fun at some point to try and do that. Never say never.”

He adds: “There’s no animosity. Over time we all just got sick and tired of the black cloud. The biggest thing that happens when you have a break up that is less than harmonious, you build up a bad energy because of the distance. The bad feelings get exaggerated.”

Slash officially left Guns N’ Roses in 1996.

As Metal Hammer notes, bassist Duff McKagan rejoined Guns N’ Roses for some dates last year, “and later said he wouldn’t rule out a return to the band on a full-time basis.”

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators’ latest album, World On Fire, is out now, and the video for “Beneath The Savage Sun” is a collaboration with wildlife charity group IFAW (International Fund For Animal Welfare), highlighting the song’s theme of highlighting the plight of wild elephants. It’s sure to be online soon.

Here’s the audio: