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Sammy Hagar Offers to Manage Guns N’ Roses Reunion

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Hard rock giants Guns N’ Roses have endured some of the most intense and highly publicized inter-band feuding in music history. Drug abuse, riots at shows and planet-sized egos are only a few reasons why the classic GN’R lineup began to tear apart throughout the ’90s. Now in 2011, after it seemed like the band had already tried everything to reconcile, a powerful force has emerged to bring GN’R back to their golden age — a force named Sammy Hagar!

Hagar has indirectly reached out to Guns N’ Roses by offering to manage the band if singer Axl Rose and guitarist Slash would reunite. Former Van Halen vocalist Sammy Hagar is certainly no stranger to inter-band conflict. Hagar was recruited to front Van Halen after their legendary falling out with prior vocalist David Lee Roth. Hagar would soon follow suit after similar conflicts with VH, later forming rock supergroup Chickenfoot.

“They’ve proved it again and again and again that it ain’t [about] the money,” Hagar tells the site Attention Deficit Delirium of GN’R. “They just don’t get along because Axl goes out for a lot less money with his version of Guns N’ Roses, and Slash goes out for a lot less money with Velvet Revolver or by himself. The amount of money they could make if they got it all back together, made a great record and toured the world would probably be as much as the Rolling Stones [get] … I’d be their manager and make sure they got the right deal from all the promoters. They could be the biggest band in the world if they wanted to.”

The Rose/Slash reunion seems more than unlikely: “There’s zero possibility of me having anything to do with Slash,” Rose stated in a 2009 interview. “In a nutshell, personally I consider him a cancer and better removed, avoided — and the less anyone heard of him or his supporters, the better.”

The Slash-less Guns N’ Roses recently wrapped up a tour of South America and are about to kick off a North American trek. Click here for their current itinerary.


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