Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash spoke in an interview with Nikki Sixx and revealed what he feels when he first spoke with Axl Rose after 20 years. He said:
“There was always that thing, and I won’t get into all the personal stuff. But even over that period of time, there was a lot of bad feelings from the breakup all throughout that 20 years, whatever it was. But there’s also a part of you that’s like in a marriage, where you love somebody and… so there’s always that feeling, but then there’s all this negative stuff.
There was so much stuff perpetuated in the media, and it was just blown out of proportion. So when he and I talked for the first time [since 1996], it was really, really cool.
It was on the phone, and then we got together when I got back into town. ‘Cause I was on the road – I was in Peru; I remember it specifically.
It was very cathartic to physically talk. ‘Cause there’s a bond that you have that’s never [broken]. And then what happens is the bond makes the negative side of it that much worse, because you’re forced out of it.”
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