Slash appeared on CBS This Morning today to announce the new music video for his song “Beneath the Savage Sun.” The tune and video, which he created with his band Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, was written and shot to help raise awareness for endangered elephants.
While on the morning show, Slash was asked the inevitable question of whether there would ever be a reunion of Guns N’ Roses‘ classic lineup. After being pressed by the show’s hosts, Slash ended up saying, “Never say never.”
“It’s been one of those things that’s been talked about by everybody but us for over the last 18, 19 years,” stated Slash. So, does he ever talk with Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose? The guitarist revealed on the show, “Well, we haven’t really talked in a long time, but a lot of the tension that you were talking about has dissipated. We don’t have all those issues anymore. It’s not a lot of controversy. It’s something that is more perpetuated by the media, more than anything.”
When asked if he personally would ever want a reunion, Slash commented, “I got to be careful what I say there, I mean, if everybody wanted to do it and do it for the right reasons, I think the fans would love it. I think it might be fun at some point to try and do that.”
However, when pressed on what those “right reasons” might be, he shied away from responding. “I mean, that’s a hard one,” he continued. “That just starts to get into a whole complex thing … it’s really between the guys in the band.” Finally, when asked if he thought a reunion was likely he said, “Never say never.”
Slash and his group Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are currently touring behind their latest studio album World on Fire. They are right in the middle of their month long U.S. headlining tour and play New York City tonight (May 7).