i don't like this talk. guns n roses isn't supposed to be about reunion, guns n roses is supposed to be about the next chinese record played live and in stores for purchase
who wouldn't want a reunion between the original members? don't tell me that you prefer the new band? they're just a bunch of hired hands whilst only Axl and Dizzy remain from the days of the classic GNR lineup. honestly, who is the first guitarist that you think of when you think of Guns N' Roses? do you think of Robin, Buckethead, DJ Ashba, Richard or fuckin' Paul Tobias? No, you think of Slash and usually Izzy too (fuck Gilby, he was also a hired hand). Would the first bass player come to mind as Tommy Stinson? No, you'd usually think of Duff as the bass player (although I respect Tommy). Which drummer do you think of when you think of Guns N' Roses? it probably isn't Frank (the body guard looking guy) or Brain (the other guy), most likely it'd be either Steven or Matt.
So when almost anybody thinks about Guns N' Roses, they have their mind set on Axl, Slash, Duff, Izzy, Steven (or Matt) and sometimes Dizzy. but usually it's the classic 5 piece from the '80s that most everybody thinks of and it's that lineup that wrote the classic Appetite For Destruction album and the reason why GNR is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and that's why Axl, Slash, Izzy, Duff, Steven, Matt and Dizzy are the members being inducted. Robin, Buckethead, Paul Tobais, Richard, DJ, Tommy, Chris, Frank, Bumblefoot, Brain, and the rest of the members/ex members are not being inducted because they did not create the music that GNR is most well known for! Honestly (and seriously), did any of you on here discover GNR after listening to Chinese Democracy? No, for the most part, nobody has discovered the band through CD. They discovered them by listening to Appetite, Lies and the Illusion records.
So what is GNR all about?
The ones who created the music that GNR is well known for and what most fans want most:
Axl, Slash, Izzy, Duff and Steven
I rest my case