Axl had his reasons and he issued a statement regarding those reasons.
If anything, he has proven to have integrity. Most of the media is just pissed because he didn't give them the pleasure to write crap about "possible reunion", which would be endless if he performed with the former bandmates.
Yeah, I agree. The talk of a reunion would have never stopped, even though Axl has said over and over again, not going to happen.
The media just like blaming Axl for anything related to GNR. There were 5 members of the original band and all 5 of them have fucked up at one time or another, so why is it that Axl still gets the blame?
I was thinking about how many bands have lost members and have gone on to continue to make records and tour and yet it seems that Axl still gets shit for moving on and picking other musicians, who happen to be awesome, and continues to make music and tour. It's just unreal.
Axl said as much on The Metal Show. No matter what he says or does, it's damned if he does or damned if he doesn't.
It's like even if Axl is quiet and nothing news worthy happens, they still talk shit about him. Isn't there any real news going on in the world today?