The Story Behind Axl Rose And Slash Not Speaking To Each Other Since 1996.
The last time Axl and Slash shared the stage was in 1996, three years after the release of the pretentiously titled and inessential “The Spaghetti Incident?”. Actually, that was the last time they even spoke. During an interview with Piers Morgan Tonight in 2012, Slash told the host, “It wasn’t even me necessarily leaving the band, it was not continuing on with the new band that Axl put together that he was now at the helm of, which was the new Guns N’ Roses. I was given a contract to basically join his new band, and it took about 24 hours before I decided, I think this is the end of the line.” He then admitted that there’s little chance the original band reunites in full.