It seems that Guns N’ Roses is going to have to make some decisions soon. As the band’s reunion tour comes to a close, it isn’t clear what the collective will do next. This popular band is scheduled to play the last show of its 2017 reunion tour on November 29. Fittingly, the band is playing its final show in Los Angeles, where the band got together. Besides a six-week run of European shows next June, the reunited group does not have any further plans to work together. By the time they play the last concert in that short European tour, Guns N’ Roses will have been on the road for over two years. During that entire time, the band has not conducted an interview with a major media outlet. Though no one really knows why the band has been so press-shy, it may have something to do with Axl Rose’s long feud with the mainstream media.
It remains to be seen what Axl Rose will do with the Guns N’ Roses franchise. Because Rose has sole legal ownership of the Guns N’ Roses name, he could continue to dilute this brand by touring with a bunch of hired guns. Real rock fans know that it really isn’t Guns N’ Roses without Slash on board. After all, Slash is one of the most innovative and popular guitar wizards of the past 30 years. As many commentators have noted over the years, Axl Rose is a bit of a villainous figure. Clearly, Rose betrays the trust of his compatriots and business partners. It has probably taken a lot of humility for Slash and Duff McKagan to swallow their pride and work with Axl Rose. Hopefully, all members of this band are working to develop new ways to achieve commercial and artistic success. Axl Rose has more talent than integrity or good sense.