By Zachary Swickey
Ladies and gentleman, hell has possibly frozen over. Original Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed claims that all original members of the iconic group will reunite at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, talking place April 14 in Cleveland.
Reed discussed the jaw-dropping possibility with Billboard, saying, “I know all the original band is going to be there. I don’t’ know exactly what’s going to go down. It’s one of those things I’m sure will all come together and be really cool. I’m just going to go in with a good attitude and a clear head and grateful heart.”
While this could possibly induce hysterical celebration for many fans, Reed did not specify that the group will perform together, rather that they’ll simply all appear. Fans have been clamoring for a proper reunion since the classic lineup of the group – Slash, Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Gilby Clarke and Duff McKagan – fell apart in the mid-90s. While many members have seemed open to doing something, singer Axl Rose has long been the main antagonist keeping that from happening.
We unfortunately have our doubts about all of them chummily reuniting to perform a few songs, and Reed doesn’t shed much further light. “Honestly, we haven’t spoken about it. I don’t know when or why or how to bring it up. It’s not an everyday sort of thing,” he explained. “So we haven’t really talked about it – but I’m sure we’ll have to at some point.”
Meanwhile, Axl’s new version of the G-N-R lineup continues to play shows supporting their now four year old album Chinese Democracy (which was already ten years in the making).
The rest of the classic Guns N’ Roses crew notoriously spun off into Velvet Revolver with Stone Temple Pilots leader Scott Weiland as their singer before relieving him of his vocal duties after just four years and two album together. Their multi-year search for a new crooner is ongoing – despite Weiland rejoining the group for three songs at a charity gig recently.