Eddie Trunk has posted a new blog discussing Guns N’ Roses reunion. Trunk states in the blog that Matt Sorum will have no involvement in the reunion, but Steven Adler could be a guest if a deal can be worked out. So far the lineup is Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, and Chris Pitman, though the band have only officially confirmed Rose, Slash, and McKagan. Read an excerpt from Trunk’s blog below.
“Strong rumors suggest there will be a couple warm up dates and then more extensive touring after Coachella if it goes well and the offers are what they expect.
But things are far from cut and dry here because there is no confirmation yet on who actually will be in this version of GnR besides Axl, Slash and Duff.
Now for many that’s all they need. But for just as many they are hoping for the original 5 still at some point in the show. Since all official releases have only listed Axl, Slash and Duff it’s clear this is really going to be a mix of old and new Guns it would seem.
But the reunion aspect and the entire billing is all about the 3 members in the press releases, which also included individual photos of each guy.
My take is that they don’t quite have this all figured out just yet. They had to announce Coachella because it’s a festival with many other bands (very little of interest to hard rock/Guns fans), it was leaking out everywhere, and tickets are going on sale.
But I would hope for and expect a press conference and more details, dates, and band members to be released as they get closer and sort through everything.
My sources have told me current GnR drummer Frank Ferrer will be retained and play the bulk of the show, with perhaps a guest appearance from Steven Adler if a deal can be worked out. I would suspect the same with Richard Fortus staying, and maybe Izzy popping up.”