Let the angels rejoice and the choir sing – the reunion that no-one thought would ever happened is actually underway.
Guns N’ Roses will officially reunite to perform two shows at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California on April 16th and April 23rd, but who is actually in the band?
Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan are definitely in. Beyond that, the lineup is rumored to also include Dizzy Reed on keyboards (who has been with the band since 1991), as well as Richard Fortus (guitar), Frank Ferrer (drums), and Chris Pitman (keyboards / synthesizers) from Axl’s previous lineups.
There is also rumored involvement from original drummer Steven Adler and original guitarist Izzy Stradlin, but nothing is confirmed yet. Izzy is also rumored to currently be writing new material with the band as well.
If all of that isn’t confusing enough, “Use Your Illusion” era drummer Matt Sorum and replacement guitarist Gilby Clarke are said to NOT be involved, but guitarist Dave Kushner from Velvet Revolver may be.
Ah, GN’R…you can’t make it easy, can you?