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Reports indicate original Guns N’ Roses reunion underway

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Shopped photo of who the 2 might look together again. via moshpitsandmovies.wordpress.com

Loaded and NME are reporting that an insider source close to the band have said the original members will headline two UK festivals in 2017 (The Isle Of Wight and Download Festival). If these shows go well, and Axl and Slash can remain friendly, the U.S. will almost definitely see a tour from the band. A reunited Guns N’ Roses tour would likely shatter gross earnings records held by U2 and The Rolling Stones.

Rumors that Guns N’ Roses will reunite in 2016 recently increased after the band began selling new merchandise that features the group’s original line-up.

Blankets and a hockey jersey emblazoned with the band’s ‘Appetite For Destruction’ album cover were placed online. Cartoon versions of the five original band members as skeletons were also made available.

Slash and Axl Rose have previously feuded over the trademarks of the band’s old logos in the past, suggesting that the pair have come to an agreement of some sort to sell the new merchandise.

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Reports say Malcom Young very ill; AC/DC might call it quits

Malcolm Young live with AC/DC on November 23, 2008 in St. Paul, MN PHOTO BY MATT BECKER

Malcolm Young live with AC/DC on November 23, 2008 in St. Paul, MN PHOTO BY MATT BECKER

AC/DC fans are thunderstruck today to learn Malcom Young (61 years old) appears to be very sick. One report says Malcolm had a stroke, which left a blood clot in his brain. If this is true, the outlook appears to be dire for the AC/DC guitarist. 

AC/DC, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, are one of the highest-grossing bands of all time, selling more than 200 million albums in the past 40 years.

Singer Brian Johnson revealed work on a new album had been delayed due to a health issue with one member back in 2012.

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Brothers Malcolm Young, George Young and Angus Young, 2012 (photo from Facebook)

Singer Brian Johnson told a Florida radio station the anniversary tour was on hold but they were hoping to record next month.

‘We’ve been denying anything, ‘cause we weren’t sure. One of our boys was pretty ill, so we didn’t like to say anything, and we’re very private about things like this, so we didn’t wanna say anything,’  the 66-year-old Johnson said in February.

‘And he’s a very proud man. But I think we’ll be going into the studio in May in Vancouver. Which means, we should be getting ready.

This week, reports surfaced again that Malcom was very ill and unable to perform. This has lead to wide speculation that the band would hang it up and retire.


UPDATE 10/2/2014: The family of founding AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has confirmed the illness that forced the 61-year-old to quit the band.

“Malcolm is suffering from dementia and the family thanks you for respecting their privacy,” they said in a statement

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