Ladies and gentlemen, it appears that the rumors have been true. The classic Guns N' Roses lineup are reportedly reuniting, at least temporarily, as headliners for two festival appearances in the UK in 2017, says a source close to the band. Axl Rose and Slash will be back together on stage.
Axl Rose is reportedly pumped to play shows with the original members, however, him and Slash have decided to wait about another year or so until they have completed their current musical endeavors out of respect for their current bandmates.
According to Loaded, a source close to the band has claimed that the original line-up will take the stage at both Isle Of Wight and Download festivals in 2017. Regarding a possible Glastonbury appearance, the source claims, "The simple truth is that Glastonbury doesn't pay enough money to its headliners for GN'R to consider playing there. Also, Michael Eavis doesn't have many hard rock acts at Glastonbury and everyone in the camp wants the comeback to be as hard and heavy as possible."
The magazine also reported that a string of massive arena shows at Wembley Stadium in the UK are currently in the works as well. There is no official word on any U.S. shows at the moment.
Rumors of the band's reunion began to solidify following some comments from former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, who had been working closely with Slash, but however tragically passed away late last night (December 3). A friend of Duff McKagan's wife had also drunkenly shouted "Guns N' Roses are coming back motherf*ckers!" during an impromptu video interview, and shortly thereafter, the band unleashed some new merchandise featuring the original lineup and logos.
Watch Guns N' Roses' official music video for their classic track "Welcome To The Jungle" off of their 1987 album Appetite For Destruction.