Here’s a prediction for a Guns N’ Roses reunion that should get some tongues wagging.
Craig Duswalt, Axl Rose‘s personal manager during the “Use Your Illusion” campaign and author of the new book “Welcome to My Jungle,” said in a new interview that he believes the group’s classic lineup will reunite “in the next two years,” with the door opened by bassist Duff McKagan‘s recent appearances with the group in South America and Las Vegas.
Duswalt predicted that, “Duff is paving the way to open the gates again. Axl and Duff are really getting along well at the concerts, so there`s an opening…We all have a feeling it will happen…There’s an opening because of Duff playing with Axl.”
Duswalt added that it will be challenge to mend fences between Rose and guitarist Slash, who’s getting ready to release a new album, “World on Fire,” in September with his group the Conspirators featuring vocalist Myles Kennedy. Duswalt acknowledges that “for a fact they hate each other right now. It’s bad,” but he still believes McKagan’s new involvement with GNR will grease the skids for a reconciliation.
The current GNR wraps up its residency Saturday (June 7) at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and is expected to be taking some time off, though Rose has denied reports that it’s breaking up.