I read an article on blabbermouth.net about an interview with Slash and again the question of what happened to the original lineup and if there could ever be a reunion?
Slash said he lef tthe band in 1996 and his last words to Axl were "I'm done." He said that he was given a contract to be in the new GNR, but refused.
Slash also said that over the years alot of money has been offered to them if the original members would reunite for a tour. He said the offers started at 7 figures and sometimes more than that.
I've read that after the Hall of Fame, Slash said he was done talking about Axl and the original lineup or whatever, but it seems to me he still continues to talk about Axl and the band. Now he's saying he could have gone on with the new GNR, but refused. This is the first I've heard of this, but then again, it was 1996 and MTV pretty much gave up the rock bands and videos by then, so who knows? This news probably wasn't reported.
Anyway, if I were Slash and I really didn't want to talk about Axl and the old GNR, then he needs to refuse to continue to answer the questions or to quote Axl "Not in this lifetime". Maybe then people will stop asking Slash about a reunion.
Some reporters need to ask questions in the now, not about a band that has been broken up for almost 20 years now. Maybe those reporters need to move on more than the band and it's fans do.