Eddie Trunk is reporting that Slash is already working on new material for his next album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, with previous reports having suggested that Slash would be focusing on film work until picking up work on his next album in the spring prior to the rumored Guns N’ Roses reunion in summer 2016. Slash’s next album is set to be released in late 2016/early 2017.
— Eddie Trunk (@EddieTrunk) December 17, 2015
While current Guns N’ Roses drummer Frank Ferrer has recently been promoting the fact that he is in Guns N’ Roses by promoting the band’s merchandise, could he soon be replaced by Steven Adler AND Matt Sorum?
Eddie Trunk, the host of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show and Trunk Nation on Sirius Satellite Radio, discussed some new details on the rumored Guns N’ Roses reunion on the Let There Be Talk podcast. Trunk said he believes a reunion might be imminent, because he has personal relationships with Slash, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler, and Matt Sorum. He said they regularly hang out, send texts back and forth, and have lunch together whenever they’re in the same town. Trunk said that recently, none of them have been available to do anything.
Even Steven Adler who always wants to be on his show is now silent, same with Matt Sorum. Duff is not responding to any text message and same with Slash who is also a personal friend of Eddie. This never happened before.
Eddie Trunk posted a blog last week where he revealed that Guns N’ Roses reunion talks have been going on over the last year.
“I have said for years I think one day some sort of reunion will happen. Why? Because it’s too big not to, the members are still relatively young, and the money is way too attractive to ignore. The main reason I would like to see it is because as a lifelong promoter of rock and metal it would give our genre a shot in the arm. I do believe and have been told by very reliable sources over the last year or so that indeed there have been talks. But “talks” can go several ways as we all know and have seen. Promoters can and sometimes do make offers for bands and tours not currently formed. Hoping the amount of money makes the bands reunite. Zeppelin, Floyd, etc. I have personally been asked to make offers to the guys in Skid Row to reunite by promoters half a dozen times over the years. Offers happen all the time, putting the pieces in place to make tours happen, not so much. Ego, politics, control, money, merch, control of the name and brand, all play a part. Factor in that when a band splits all the members now have their own managers and agents who must then negotiate. So I think 100% there are talks and hopes of doing something with GnR. How close they are or if they actually happen is anyone’s guess. It could be tomorrow, it could be in five years, it could be never. Unless you are on the very inside with lawyers, agents and managers you just don’t know. And with how volatile this stuff can be it could have been set and pulled off the table five times already for all we know.
Here’s where the fans can’t be blamed for speculation; there has been no announcement from any source that this ISN’T happening! To end this all that would need to happen is Slash, Duff, or Axl put out a statement saying this is not happening and they are staying on their current paths. They would have to be on another planet to not know it’s being talked about everywhere. But if Axl came out tomorrow and said “I have a new lineup, here are my new guys replacing Bumble and DJ, here’s what we are doing” , it would all be over. A statement from anyone killing it will stop all the madness. But since that has not happened you can’t blame any fan who wants this for dreaming. And it likely means there are still talks ongoing. So the speculation and rumors will continue until we get an announcement saying one thing or the other.”