The story of Guns N’ Roses reunion and Not In This Lifetime tour, which is now in its fourth year, is pretty remarkable considering, well, the fact that many assumed it would never happen.
Despite all the rumors and years of inactivity, Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan and the band have played a ton of gigs the past few years to packed stadiums around the world. And the most amazing part, is that this hasn’t been just a “play the hits” type reunion tour, which you see so often.
No, GnR have dusted off some true rarities, songs they haven’t played in decades. Songs like “Dead Horse,” originally featured on Use Your Illusion I. The song was played this week in Oklahoma City, marking its first live performance since 1993.
They also played the Use Your Illusion II song “Locomotive” a few weeks back, its first performance since 1992:
All this renewed activity from the long-dormant hard rock legends has inspired plenty of discussion about potential new music — after all, if the chemistry is strong enough to play really obscure songs from decades ago, why not? — and in our recent chat with Slash, the guitarist had this to say:
There is material that Axl’s been working on for a while. It could be enough for a record if we put it all together.
The whole thing of Guns N’ Roses getting in the studio and getting this record done — with myself and with Duff (McKagan) and all that — it’s really just getting started. So it’s really hard to say.
Here’s hoping it does happen!