Guns N’ Roses will make their first reunion appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on January 5, 2016, journalist Mitch Lafon is reporting on Facebook and Twitter. It is unknown if they will perform, but it will definitely be a can’t miss night for Guns N’ Roses fans. Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan are the only original members confirmed so far for the reunion, the statuses of Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler, and Matt Sorum uncertain. Rose gave his only televised interview in the last 20 years on Kimmel in 2012.
Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro had a funny reaction to the Guns N’ Roses news, comparing it to the Star Wars franchise.
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) December 30, 2015
As we have been reporting for months, the reunited Guns N’ Roses will be headlining the Coachella festival in Indio, CA in April 2016. Billboard confirmed our reports earlier today, also reporting that the band will play the new Las Vegas Arena, which is set to open in April. Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan so far are the only confirmed members.
Alternative Nation has learned that Guns N’ Roses will announce additional United States stadium tour dates in late January 2016. We previously reported on December 1st that around 25 dates were planned, and this still appears to be the case. A show at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (where the New York Jets and New York Giants play) is reportedly in the works.
Consequence of Sound is reporting that Matt Sorum will be the drummer, but there have been many contradictory reports, with Frank Ferrer even hinting at his own involvement, and Steven Adler publicly lobbying for his job back just a couple of months ago.