Guns N Roses guitarist Slash spoke in an interview with LA Times and revealed the story of his first conversation with Axl Rose after 20 years. Here’s the statement:
“When Axl and I had our first conversation in 20 years, it was really great. It was a huge load off my mind for him and I to talk, because there’s been so much bad blood perpetuated over the years by the media.
On what he told his solo band when he decided to reunite Guns N’ Roses, he said:
I went to The Conspirators guys and said, ‘Look, I’m going to do this Guns N’ Roses thing. I have no idea where that’s going to go.’
Of course, the Guns N’ Roses thing turned into this juggernaut, but I was always looking for a gap to be able to go back and finish what we started with The Conspirators. I had no intention of putting that to rest just because Guns N’ Roses was happening.
We’d been doing this up until that point for pretty much five years straight, so that, I felt bad about. But Guns was a major part of who I am, and I was so happy to be doing something positive with that [again].
We got together and started revisiting some of those old ideas [from 2015]. We had a great time getting back in a room together. I felt better because I’d put everybody in a state of limbo for a year and a half, so it was really good to get together and work on the record.”
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