A Guns N’ Roses reunion of the classic lineup of the group seems like an impossible dream despite the recent reconciliation of Axl Rose and Slash. But if a reunion did happen, it may have the side effect of making Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor retire from touring.
Taylor discussed the possibilities of a reunion happening in a new interview with Las Vegas Review Journal and while he doesn’t think that it is likely to happen, he would be one of the most excited if it did.
“I will believe it when I buy the ticket. Let’s put it that way. I mean, because nobody gets more excited about the thought of the Appetite lineup coming back together,” Taylor said.
He then joked that he would have to retire and become the Guns N’ Roses version of a Deadhead if it ever did happen. “I would retire from touring, because I wouldn’t want to go up against that. You know what I’m saying? And then I would follow them like I was a Deadhead. Like I would just go to every show. But that’s only if it’s the Appetite lineup – or even if it’s those guys with Matt Sorum, because I know that Steven [Adler] has some physical issues, but he can still play, man. I’ve seen him play. He can still jam, dude. That dude knows how to pound.”
He then described his love for Guns N’ Roses debut album “Appetite For Destruction”: “Top to bottom … [Appetite is] one of those albums that you cannot listen to and not go, ‘Holy s-t!’ Like you put it on and you feel it, even if you’re not into the music, you feel it.
“There’s something so dirty and so raw and so amazing about that album. And the songs are amazing, you know. People like to talk about the production or the attitude … those f-ing songs are ridiculous!” Read the full interview here.