On last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel mocked Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose for canceling his scheduled Tuesday appearance on the show.
“Axl Rose was supposed to be here tomorrow, but he will not be here tomorrow, for reasons known only to Axl Rose. (Laughs) Or maybe he will be here and he’s just trying to keep us guessing. I don’t know.”
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has canceled his Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance, the LA Times reports.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, unfortunately Axl is no longer scheduled to be on Kimmel tomorrow.”
Rose had been officially announced by Jimmy Kimmel’s website on Sunday to be a guest on his show tonight, but the website later pulled the listing. Despite canceling his appearance, Rose took to Twitter this morning to comment on the Guns N’ Roses reunion for the first time.
Ok,ok… It's "confirmed!" Guns N' Roses is Headlining Coachella 2016!! See Everyone There!! ❤️
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) January 5, 2016
Jimmy Kimmel also followed Axl Rose and Slash, which hinted at Slash appearing as well. Recent rumors have dated back the reconciliation between the two to before Guns N’ Roses’ 2014 Las Vegas residency, with this 2016 reunion being in the works for 2 years.
Who else is in the Guns N’ Roses 2016 lineup besides Axl, Slash, and Duff McKagan? Could it be Dizzy Reed? Steven Adler? Izzy Stradlin? Matt Sorum? Frank Ferrer? Chris Pittman? Richard Fortus? Dave Kushner?
Could it be Chef? Or is it Mr. Garrison? Or the 1989 Denver Broncos? We’ll find out on Tuesday.
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 last week, 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.