GnR reunion confirmed

The much-rumoured Guns N’Roses reunion will take place at this year’s Coachella festival, it’s been confirmed.

Frontman Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan will perform in Indio, California, on April 16 and 23.

The rest of the lineup has not been revealed, while Billboard reports that a US tour is under negotiation.

Speculation increased last year when Slash said he’d settled his long-standing differences with Rose, adding: “It’s very cool at this point.” He’d previously said a reunion “might be fun at some point.”

The band website was last month updated to include the band’s classic-era logo. Cinemas showing Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been screening a trailer alongside the movie, featuring crowd scenes while GnR music plays over the top.

The vocalist and guitarist last played together in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1993.

Coachella tickets go on sale at 11am on January 6 (Wednesday).

Freelance Online News Contributor

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.