Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Welcome to the jungle! The original Guns N' Roses lineup is reuniting for Coachella!

That's right! Eighteen years after the original Guns N' Roses lineup split up in August 1997, the "most dangerous band in the world" is back!

Rumors of a Guns N' Roses reunion with the original lineup has been going on for years following the acrimonious split between singer Axl Rose and most of the band members: first, it was rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin in 1991 followed by lead guitarist Slash in 1996 and finally, bassist Duff McKagan a year later. Original drummer Steve Adler was released in 1990 due to substance abuse. Rose, as the remaining member of the original lineup, has continued to perform as the band's vocalist with the band's lineup continuously changing.

Following Slash's revelation in an interview in August 2015 that he was once again talking to Rose, rumors of the much-awaited reunion began to gain traction. Helping to fan the fervor even more was when the band's official website,, began to display on its homepage the original Guns N' Roses logo. Rose though continued to play coy with the rumors, until the organizers of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival posted the performers for its six-day April 2016 event yesterday, with Guns N'Roses headlining the shows on April 16 and 23...

A photo posted by @coachella on

Sure, that really isn't much to go on with regards to a reunion. Slash and McKagan's simultaneous post on their respective Instagram pages--of the same classic GN'R logo with a backdrop of the Coachella poster--and Rose's post on his Twitter account though finally "confirmed" that the band is indeed really back.

A photo posted by @slash on

Now where do we sell our kidneys to be able to watch Guns N' Roses in Coachella? Just to be safe just in case the also-rumored tour to follow won't push through--or if it does, doesn't have Manila as one of its stops.

 Welcome to the jungle, baby!

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