Guns N’ Roses hint at ‘Appetite For Destruction’ reunion and tour
It's not clear if the teaser foreshadows a full reunion tour with Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin, or if it's simply a reissue of the record. Official news is expected this week.
Guns N’ Roses fans have a reason to be excited. Judging by some billboards and ad-spaces around the UK, there seems to be a buzz going around the band's seminal album ‘Appetite For Destruction,’ reports NME.
Recently, some cryptic billboards have been spotted in London showing all five of the members from the classic 1987 line-up that featured on 'Appetite for Destruction'. Fans were quick to spot the billboards and upload photos on social media.
All the billboards bear classic GNR style skulls that clearly reference the original line-up. They also have one simple string of text below. It simply reads GNR.FM, which turns out to be a website that holds links to Guns N' Roses' social networks along with the message ‘DESTRUCTION IS COMING’. Not much help there!
The debut album of Guns N' Roses, 'Appetite for Destruction' was released in 1987 to massive commercial success. Upon release, it topped the Billboard 200 and became the best-selling debut album as well as the 11th best-selling album in the United States. With about 30 million copies sold worldwide, it is also one of the best-selling records of all time. Although critics were ambivalent toward the album when it was first released, Appetite for Destruction has since received retrospective acclaim and been viewed as one of the greatest albums of all time.
Fans are now speculating as to whether the incoming announcement will be a full reunion tour with Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin, or if it's simply a reissue of the record. Official news is expected to be revealed this week.
Meanwhile, Guns N’ Roses will headline Download Festival alongside Avenged Sevenfold and Ozzy Osbourne at Donington Park from June 8-10. You can find tickets and more information here.
In related news, GNR frontman Axl Rose has been recording new music with AC/DC. Rose has been offering his services to the band as touring singer in recent years, after original singer Brian Johnson was forced to retire from performing after suffering from hearing loss. After reports emerged earlier this year that the partnership between Young and Rose would be set to continue, Rose Tattoo frontman Angry Anderson has confirmed that the pair is currently writing new material together.