Axl Rose, Philosopher
We’re pretty sure if Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose ever got back together with excommunicated guitarist Slash, some pretty good songs would result. Better than the ones that are on Chinese Democracy, that’s for sure.
But while even Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and David Gilmour put down their decades-long beef to reunite at Live 8, Axl Rose explains to Billboard.com in an exclusive interview why Guns N’ Roses will not be following suit.
“In regards to Slash, I read a desperate fan’s message about, what if one of us were to die and looking back I had the possibility of a reunion now, blah blah blah. And my thoughts are, ‘Yeah, and while you’re at the show your baby accidentally kicks a candle and burns your house down, killing himself and the rest of your family,’ ” Rose said. “Give me a f***ing break. What’s clear is that one of the two of us will die before a reunion and however sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is. Those decisions were made a long time ago and reiterated year after year by one man.”
That’s some impressively morbid logic, Axl Rose.