After weeks of speculation, rock group Guns N’ Roses has confirmed that it will be reuniting. The venue will be Coachella, with the band playing gigs on April 16th and 23rd.
News reports state that lead singer Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, and bassist Duff McKagan have committed to the shows. Rose confirmed the report in a Twitter post and McKagan and Slash shared an image of the GNR logo on the Coachella poster’s background on their Instagram feeds. No word yet on whether other band members—notable names being guitarist Izzy Stradlin or drummers Steven Adler or Matt Sorum—will take the stage.
It’s been 30 years since GNR released its classic album Appetite for Destruction, and 20 years since the band has played together. The long layoff has been attributed to a feud between Slash and Rose that Slash recently suggested had run its course.
Rose’s behavior over the years—McKagan called him a “dictator,” he spent a decade recording Chinese Democracy, and he’s often described as a recluse—has disappointed bandmates as well as fans. Whether he can get it together remains to be seen. Rose was scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live this evening, and presumably discuss the reunion, but he canceled yesterday.