In 1988, Guns N’ Roses followed up their monster debut Appetite for Destruction with GN’R Lies, and an eight-song EP that consisted of four new acoustic songs, including the single “Patience.” It appears that that’s about to pay off for Guns N’ Roses fans that have been hoping for a reunion from the band. On Christmas Day, the band’s website was updated with the classic logo, followed by a black and white crowd shot. And there’s also been a brief trailer that’s been airing before some showings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In that 15-second clip, a live version of “Welcome to the Jungle” plays while similar crowd shots of an audience are shown. While nothing official has been announced yet, the campaign certainly seems to suggest a reunion is imminent.
The original lineup of Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McCagan and Steven Adler haven’t played together since 1990, but the nucleus of the band are Axl and guitarist Slash, who left GN’R in 1996. McKagan left one year later. The seeds for a reunion were planted when Slash said that he was friends with Rose again in an interview. Meanwhile, both Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and DJ Ashba, who had been playing guitar for Guns N’ Roses in recent years, have left the band. It’s unknown what the teaser trailer and social media overhaul is for, but things seem to be pointing towards at least a partial reunion that would include a tour. As far as another album, considering it took them 25 years to follow up The Spaghetti Incident?, don’t count on it.