gunsnroses2013 Gossip website Radar Online reports:

Legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses are set to split, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

The band, who first formed in Los Angeles in 1985 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, will call it a day after their Las Vegas residency wraps up June 7th.

“Band members have been told their calendars are free following Vegas,” a source close to the band tells RadarOnline. “Axl (Rose) is considering retiring and it’s done. Band members and support staff were surprised when told the news and are actively looking for work.”

Front man Rose, 52, is the only remaining member of the original band with lead guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Steven Adler and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin having all left the band over the years.

“Axl has made enough money and wants to stop touring,” adds another source. “He is considering retiring.”

Along with Rose the current members are bass player Tommy Stinson, Dizzy Read on keyboards and percussion, lead guitarist DJ Ashba, Frank Ferrer on drums, Chris Pitman on keyboards and rhythm guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.

The band begin their residency May 21st playing nine dates at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Guns N’ Roses are one of the world’s best selling bands of all time having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

source: radaronline.com

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  1. Stop All the negative, They Rock, went to the first show in the Joint this may. Axl his voice was awesome and the other band members give a hell of a show and perform like a studio recording. Nothing more nothing less. DJ Ashba clones Slash 1-1… The only thing that AXL lost is his stage runs from left to right.. I don’t blame him at 52.. If he wishes to retire that is a well deserved step.. GNR will never die.. Big ups for all the band members that have made this GNR name…

  2. Just saw Axl’s band on the vh1 Golden Gods awards. (Named or not, they are NOT GnR) The band actually kicks. They are some great players. (Although DJ’s guitar tone didn’t really cut through the mix). They don’t sound at all like Guns but of course … they are different people. It was great to see Duff with Axl. Let’s be honest though, Axl’s voice is destroyed. He is a sad wimpy shadow of his one time greatness. His singing style back then was just really hard on his vocal chords and combined with bad habits and poor health over the years, it’s just gone and never coming back. It’s obvious he’s spent some time with vocal coaches to try and compensate, but the truth is, he’s really bad now. I’d really love to see Steven, Slash, Izzy, and Duff tour together again. There was something really special with that lineup. Gilby and Matt were also awesome. If Axl is in, that’s ok, but musically, it
    would be better with someone else. He may own the name, but he just can’t hack it vocally. Plus, it’s pretty common knowledge, he’s one of the biggest a-holes in rock history.

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