Guns N’ Roses have confirmed the news that Slash and Duff McKagan have officially rejoined the band, this therefore means reuniting the classic line-up of the group ahead of their headline set at Coachella.

As reported, the band will headline Coachella on a bill that will also see LCD Soundsystem reform.

After months of speculation, a press release sent out overnight confirms that Slash and McKagan will step out on stage with frontman Axl Rose at the US festival in April. Further live dates, including several rumours of UK festivals and a stadium tour, remain unconfirmed at present.

The press release states: “Upholding a three-decade tradition of breaking ground, creating trends, and forever changing the face of rock ‘n’ roll, Guns N’ Roses announce the most significant and anxiously awaited musical event of this century. Founder Axl Rose and former members Slash and Duff McKagan will regroup to headline the Coachella Music & Arts Festival.”

Slash buried the hatchet with frontman Axl Rose in 2015 after nearly 20 years of bad blood between the pair.

JOSH ABRAHAM

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