Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson has given his blessing for the band’s ‘classic’ line-up reuniting.
As reported, the group have reunited to headline Coachella 2016 over a bill that may also see LCD Soundsystem reform and Calvin Harris perform.
Stinson played bass for the group from 1998 until 2014, when he left to reunite regarding his own former band The Replacements. Speaking inside a new interview, Stinson declared the upcoming dates at Coachella and beyond will probably be “healing” for Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan.
“I think everyone type of knows where I stand along with it all. I left it in a very good way. I mean, roughly, I actually were forced to just start turning down tours because I was can not tour; I got in to a position, personally, where my own life would definitely prevent me from doing, I don’t know — it should have been about five tours which they called me to try and do, and I just said I can’t do ’em. And at that time, they… I think Axl got on the position where he was, like, ‘Okay, precisely what am I going to perform now? ‘Cause I don’t possess a band. Blah blah blah.’ So I think it resolved,”Stinson said. Adding: “I think they’ve got fun. It is going to be a healing thing for ’em, if this works out good. It will likely be good for them.”
Earlier recently Guns N’ Roses announced their first arena gigs making use of their original line-up.
The band can certainly make their live return in Las Vegas with two gigs for the T-Mobile arena on April 8 and 9. Both dates precede their looks at Coachella this weekend.
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Original members Slash and Duff McKagan will go out on stage with frontman Axl Rose on the US festival in April. Further live dates, including rumours of UK festivals and also a stadium tour, remain unconfirmed presently.
Coachella will mark the 1st time since 1993 that it line-up of the group have performed together. Who will play drums with this rock band remains unknown with both Matt Sorum and Izzy Stradlin expressing curiosity about the reunion and saying these people were keen to share with you duties.
Slash buried the hatchet with frontman Axl Rose in 2015 after nearly two decades of bad blood between pair. He previously declined to touch upon the possibility of a reunion, having always ruled against eachother in the past.