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GnR in sideswipe at Tyler

Guns n’ Roses have published a sarcastic thank-you note after Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler said he’d played a part in their classic-era reunion.

Tyler this week reported that he’d taken advice given to him by Jon Bon Jovi and passed it on to Axl Rose, telling him: “You’ve got to get it together. There’s a place and a time where, if you don’t, you’re going to miss it.”

A tweet posted on GnR’s account seems to be a reaction to Tyler’s story. It reads: “Guns n’ Roses would like to respectfully thank the many people taking credit for our upcoming shows and everything in between.

“Especially those whom we haven’t spoken to in numerous years who, through the power of media, have somehow served a pivotal, even if non-existent, role. We and the fans thank you!”

Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan will perform together for the first time since 1993 at four concerts in April. It’s not yet known who else will take part – although guitarist Richard Fortus and keyboardist Dizzy Reed have just quit the Dead Daisies, saying they’ll be taking part in “a momentous project” this year.

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Martin Kielty

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 (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) 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.