Guns-n-Roses Reunion

Tyra Williams, Staff Writer

Guns N’ Roses, an iconic 80’s American hard rock band from Los Angeles who formed in 1985. The lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler.

Recently, the frequently talked about music fest, Coachella has released their highly anticipated lineup, which included headliner, Guns N’ Roses. The band has not appeared together on stage in the last two decades.

Even though the band has not spoken to each other in years, their independent names have not left the world;  Axl Rose has been in headlines for cancelling on Jimmy Kimmel, Slash has made quite the name for himself by forming the side project Slash’s Snakepit. He then co-founded the supergroup Velvet Revolver, which re-established him as a mainstream performer in the mid to late 2000s. Slash has since released multiple solo albums including Slash.

For Coachella goes, the band will consist of the band’s classics, which includes lead singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan. The performance will mark the first time the three original members have shared a stage around 1993.

Rumors are spiraling about throwback drummer Frank Ferrer and guitarist Richard Fortus but have yet been confirmed. The band is schedule to headline both weekends of the music fest and tickets have already sold out. The anticipation of who will show up on stage to perform and rock the campgrounds is helping the music fest gain more buzz due to the fact that they are not releasing the official band line up.

By spending an estimated $8 million dollars to get the band there, a lot of people who were expected to appear on the lineup, including Kanye West and Mumford and Sons did not due to the monetary shortage that came off the price of having the band play according to loudwire.com.