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Axl Rose WILL NOT BE A GUEST on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' for Tuesday, January 5th

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Singer to address reunion rumors next week.

After months of rumors, mysterious teases, subtle, but telling, website updates and other evidence, Axl Rose will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live next week to address the talk about the classic Guns N' Roses lineup getting back together. Multiple sources confirmed Rose's Kimmel appearance to Rolling Stone, but declined to reveal the specific nature of his announcement or taping date. Rose previously appeared on Kimmel's late-night show in 2012, which marked Rose's first live interview in 20 years.

Rumors of the classic lineup's reunion were sparked first when Slash told CBS This Morning in May of this year that the "tension ... has dissipated" between Rose and him. "We don't have all those issues anymore," he said. "There's not a lot of controversy. It's something that's more perpetuated by the media than anything." In an interview with Sweden's Aftonbladet in August, Slash admitted that he and Rose were able "to dispel some of that negative stuff that was going on for so long." However, Slash refused to comment on whether the thaw in his relationship with Rose would result in a GN'R reunion.

However, the door opened for a possible reformation when a pair of Rose's guitarists, DJ Ashba and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, both revealed within a few days of each other in July that they were no longer members of Guns N' Roses.

Rumors of a classic lineup reunion continued to swell until it hit a fever pitch in November when former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville, a friend of McKagan's wife Susan Holmes-McKagan, blurted out on camera, "Guns N' Roses is coming back, motherfuckers." ("Woo!," Holmes-McKagan replied.) Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx and even former Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland also reiterated the reunion rumors.

Guns N' Roses' official Twitter then began teasing fans with tweets like "What ever happened to no news is good news?" and "Of course, today everyone is a journalist. If only they could read lips ... Surely they'll read between the lines." As more reports emerged about Guns N' Roses' potential plans, the group's official website was updated with the band's classic logo, while a mysterious teaser played before Star Wars: The Force Awakens featured "Welcome to the Jungle" over black-and-white crowd shots before a screen that says "Coming Soon."

McKagan then got fans fired up for a reunion when he posted a photo of his "LAMF" tattoo while holding a bass; the tattoo stands for "Like a Motherfucker," a nod to Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers. McKagan previously covered that band's "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory" on Guns N' Roses' The Spaghetti Incident? and dedicated Use Your Illusion II's "So Fine" to Johnny Thunders' influential punk rock band.

With rumor talk now centering on everything from a Coachella headlining set to a stadium tour, Rose himself will address the situation on Jimmy Kimmel Live.


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Could you imagine if Axl actually appears on the Jimmy Kimmel show to let us know that the reunion rumors are false?

Scary part is I could. But knowing how unlikely that is, I think he'll be answering questions especially explaining how he worked things out with slash. I think we'll also know for sure who will be in the band by then
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I guess he'll go like:

"Yeah Jimmy, I read all kind of weird stuff on message boards and everything, I just wanted to clear things up. Indeed the band is going to reunite: DJ is coming back with a brand new arrangement of November Rain featuring moody synths and samples of Mi Amor, and 128 new songs you'll hear soon. Oh yeah, about these rumors about another hatted guitarist, he's not in my band, but still in my ass". That would be #demented

(I know, shameless repost :P )

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i would expect axl to say:

Slash and him been ok for a few years but did have issues in the past

Media hyped up the fallout in recent years

Lots of things still to be confirmed - soon is the word

It is happening - few confirmed dates

Izzy not fussed for personal reasons

It's just the right time for various reasons on all sides......

Big shout out to DJ, Bumble, Bucket etc...

Shout out for the fans... (i hope!)

Few jokes and stories from the past


Exciting times!

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Any word on what day? Sounds like it's also a scheme to get more viewers throughout the whole week as opposed to just one day IMO.

Either way I'm absolutely stoked. I never thought I'd see this day.

We have been hearing the 5th or 6th, If I were a gambling man I would aim for the 6th

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