My thoughts are that the possibility of a reunion is in Axl's and Izzy's hands... But in case nobody noticed for about the past 10-15 years of GNR and GNR related news its that You can't have a successful GNR album WITHOUT IZZY STRADLIN.
Izzy has worked on so many of the important songs from GNR's heyday and he has even played a handful of dates with Axl in recent years.
Also in his book Slash criticized axl for the lateness of tours and had a nonchalant attitude of the drug use of him and the rest of the band.
There were times when Axl addressed this to the members of GNR publicly at concerts and things didn't change.
Slash had to deal with rehab in Hawaii and Duff's pancreas FUCKING EXPLODED... Steven Adler is a walking tragedy that one can't get into...
Izzy seems to come and go as he pleases now when it comes to GNR and if he could record with Axl again I think that would be In AXL's best interests.
And there are a lot of shit that AXL did to piss his bandmates his fans and also the concert promoters off that I have to admit.
All I want to say abut a GNR Reunion There are no Angels when we are talking about Use your illusion members of guns n roses.
Think about recent reunions..
Anthrax Joey Belladonna- Amazing shows but didn't last because none of the bandmates could put it with all the shit that was throw back in their face which was the reason for the breakup in the first place... All reunion tours are doomed to that, whatever broke up the band in the first place is thrust right back in your face...
Led Zeppelin- Who KNOWS??? they did one live show recently and thats it and all there is to show is blabbermouth.net arguments
and lead singers who push on irregardless of their former band mates..
Al Jourgensen (Ministry retired but he kept on going till 2008)
Reunions that are working
Slayer Dave Lombardo
Marilyn Manson Twiggy
I want to make a closing statement that links everything together. Some reunions work but they depend upo a lot of things...
If the members are clean, if they are professional , can they get along with one another, what kind of mental state the band members are in.
I think of Axl and some say he has bipolar- maybe he does and that makes for ELECTRIFYING performances but dealing with him can be horrific sometimes when you are at the other end of it.
From what Axl says abut Slash he wants to be out in the front the whole time, but either way Axl and Slash are going to butt heads when they are on stage.
Duff- From what is said about him does not have the mentality to get involved in a problem, he won't make a problem worst, but he won't make it better either.
From what is said and what I have seen Matt Sorum might not be the closest in terms of a relationship with Slash and Duff.
When Izzy is around Eveyone in GNR tries to be cool to keep him around cuz Izzy does not perform without Strings.
I think a GNR reunion is possible but there are a lot of IFS and strings involved. First thing is get IZZY STRADLIN solidly on board then get Duff and Slash to roll with what Izzy and Axl have to say.
But I imagine if shit started going down Izzy would not last long on the tour. I imagine a dozen or a handful of electrifying performances and then thats that.
But if someone has a different theory of a GNR reunion feel free to state your idea?