Slash stopped by CBS This Morning yesterday (May 7) to discuss the video for “Beneath the Savage Sun,” a track from his 2014 solo album World on Fire that’s about elephant conservation. The conversation soon turned to the possibility of a Guns N’ Roses reunion, with Slash and Axl Rose on the same stage.
Could it ever happen? Here’s what Slash had to say:
“I gotta be careful what I say there. I mean, if everybody wanted to do it and do it for the right reasons, you know, I think the fans would love it. I think it might be fun at some point to try and do that, but…it just starts to get into a whole complex thing. But anyway, it’s really between the guys in the band.”
Slash admitted that he and Axl Rose hadn’t spoken for “a long time,” but that most of their old tensions had eased. “We don’t have all those issues anymore,” he said. “There’s not a lot of controversy. It’s something that’s more perpetuated by the media than anything.”
While Guns N’ Roses performed live with Axl Rose as the sole original member for years, Duff McKagan recently joined GnR on tour while Tommy Stinson played The Replacements’ reunion. Slash has not performed with the band since 1993.