Guns N’ Roses members to reunite for California festival gig

Axl Rose is the only original member still in the band. Picture: Getty Images
Axl Rose is the only original member still in the band. Picture: Getty Images
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Guns N’ Roses founding members Slash and Duff McKagan are set to reunite with Axl Rose as the band headlines this year’s Coachella festival in California.

Lead vocalist Rose has been the only original member left in the band since bassist McKagan and guitarist Slash left in the 1990s. Scots star Calvin Harris and LCD Soundsystem will each headline the other nights of the festival.

It is the first date to be officially announced by the revived band, whose songs include Sweet Child O’ Mine and November Rain. Rose tweeted: “Ok,ok ... It’s “confirmed! Guns N’ Roses is Headlining Coachella 2016!! See Everyone There!!”

Stoke-born Slash and McKagan both posted an image on Twitter and Instagram of the band’s classic logo combined with the Coachella background.

Rose, McKagan and lead guitarist Slash have not played a live show together since July 1993 in Buenos Aires – and relations between Rose and Slash have long been strained.

However, they had reconciled by 2014.