Fans of GNR have been craving for a Guns N’ Roses reunion. Little do they know that this could not have been possible if Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler hadn’t convinced Axl Rose to set the differences between co-band member Slash and bassist Duff McKagan.
Last Tuesday, Steven Tyler guested at “The Howard Stern Show” and revealed that he played a major part in making the Guns N’ Roses reunion possible. The Aerosmith frontman said, “I said [to Axl Rose], ‘You need to get f—ing back together again soon, because we all miss you.” He added, “I have such a huge ego about keeping the fire and music together. If people come up to me and say ‘Dude, I got laid to your music’ or a woman comes up and says ‘We got married to your songs,’ you had something to do with the fabric of people. Guns N’ roses had something to do with the fabric of humans on this planet.”
The former celebrity judge for “American Idol” allegedly urged Axl Rose to make peace with his former nemesis, Slash, and told the front man over the years that “in another four or five years, no one’s even going to know who they were” if they don’t reunite.
Tyler also shared the same history of conflicts with former band member Joe Perry, which led him to advise Axl Rose to put an end to conflicts with Slash before people forget how awesome their music was.
In fact, Rolling Stone reports that Tyler had been catching up and hanging out with Axl Rose for several years, which gained him the opportunity to force the Guns N’ Roses reunion to the band’s front man.
He also stated during the show that Slash had been open to make the Guns N’ Roses reunion possible. About time that Axl Rose finally listened to Steven Tyler. Buckle up for some rock and rolling because GNR is back in town!