|A GUNS N' ROSES Reunion? No Way, Says Guitarist SLASH
Entertainment Weekly reports that Axl Rose's decision to form a new version of GUNS N' ROSES — with such ringers as guitarist Buckethead and bassist Tommy Stinson — has ruined any chances of a reunion. "There will never come a time when we get all together and play under the name GUNS 'N ROSES because it's too fuckin' tainted," former GNR guitarist Slash tells the magazine. "If he'd done the solo thing, then we could have gotten together and jammed for one show. Now it's like, over with. He screwed that up." But you can still expect to hear Slash's guitar lines screaming over some GNR classics. "We're not gonna go and do every big GUNS 'N ROSES hit," says Slash about a future VELVET REVOLVER tour. "But we have no problem with our history as long as it's not pushing [VELVET REVOLVER singer] Scott [Weiland] into something he's not into."
Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Appear On PETER TOSH Tribute Album
Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash is among the artists slated to appear on a tribute album honoring the late reggae legend Peter Tosh. Tosh, a founding member of THE WAILERS (later BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS), who also won a Grammy for his album "No Nuclear War", was killed during a robbery in his home in Kingston, Jamaica in 1987. Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Ben Harper, CYPRESS HILL, Jimmie Vaughan and Tosh's son, Andrew, are some of the other artists confirmed to appear on the tribute album. Profits from the recording will go to build a medical clinic, library, the Peter Tosh Museum in Jamaica and the "Instruments For The Youth" program, which provides instruments to needy children. Sponsors and donations are needed to raise the additional $150,000 needed to complete the album. For more info, click here.
Billboard - July 19, 2003 Issue
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