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Slash, Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses Heal Rift and Begin Speaking Again

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Guitarist Slash attends the NAMM Tec Awards at the Anaheim Hiltonon on January 24, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM)

By    |   Monday, 24 Aug 2015 12:36 PM

Slash and Axl Rose, the two most recognizable members of Guns N' Roses, are on speaking terms again after being at odds for years and breaking up the band at the height of their success in the 1990s.

Slash, whose real name is Saul Hudson, told Sweden's Aftonbladet in an interview last week that he had buried the hatchet with his former Guns N' Roses bandmate and lead singer, Rolling Stone reported.

"It was probably way overdue, you know," said the guitar impresario. "But it's very cool at this point to dispel some of that negative stuff that was going on for so long."

When pressed about the possibility of him returning to Guns N' Roses for a reunion, Slash was more standoffish, however.

"I couldn't answer that one," he said about the band reuniting. "Let's get off that subject because that's an old one."

The rift between Rose, Slash, and his other band members was deep enough to keep Rose from attending the Guns N' Roses induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, noted the Los Angeles Times.

"This decision is personal," Rose said in a letter back in 2012 explaining his absence, according to the Times. "This letter is to help clarify things from my and my camp's perspective. Neither is meant to offend, attack or condemn. Though unfortunately I'm sure there will be those who take offense (God knows how long I'll have to contend with the fallout).

"I certainly don't intend to disappoint anyone, especially the fans, with this decision. Since the announcement of the nomination we've actively sought out a solution to what, with all things considered, appears to be a no win, at least for me, 'damned if I do, damned if I don't' scenario all the way around," Rose's letter continued.

Slash acknowledged in a 2012 Rolling Stone interview that the rift between him and Rose ran deep.

"He hates my guts," Slash told Rolling Stone. "It's over a lot of different stuff; I don't even know. There's just no communication between us. I talk to Duff and Steven, but when it comes to old Guns N' Roses, there really isn't anybody that makes decisions."



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