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Slash Reveals That He and Axl Rose Are on Friendly Terms Again

It looks like a major breakthrough in the relationship between Slash and Axl Rose took place recently. In a new interview with a Swedish television outlet, the guitarist says the reconciliation between the classic Guns N’ Roses members was “way overdue.”

Slash was in Sweden helping to promote the new Marshall London phone, and where he jammed with the band Graveyard. In the middle of an interview (watch above), the Swedish reporter for Aftonbladet TV seemed to randomly say, “I’ve heard that you’ve made friends with Axl Rose again.” Instead of dismissing the comment, Slash confirmed the news, saying, “It was probably way overdue, you know. But it’s…you know, it’s very cool at this point. You know, let some of that, sort of, negative … dispel some of that negative stuff that was going on for so long.”

It’s no secret that the relationship between the two musicians has been strained for a long time, as the two didn’t even speak to each other for years after Slash left GN’R in 1996. So the fact that they apparently are on friendly terms again is a significant development.

The reporter then took it one step further and asked the question that Slash has heard hundreds of times — whether the classic Guns N’ Roses lineup will perform again. Slash didn’t seem too pleased with that question, answering, “Oh, I couldn’t answer that one, though. All right, let’s get off the subject, ’cause, you know, that’s an old one.” Earlier this year, Slash said “never say never” to a similar question asked by an American TV station.

The current Guns N’ Roses lineup has recently said goodbye to two of its guitarists, with DJ Ashba leaving the group last month, along with news that Bumblefoot had apparently left the group months ago. That has fueled speculation that a reunion of the classic lineup could be in the works, but there has been no confirmation of any kind.

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