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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  • Keith H. on

    A lot of people are completely talking out their asses here. Saw Guns a couple years back at the House of Blues in Orlando and they were amazing! Axl sounded incredible and his band including DJ Ashba of Sixx AM are fantastic. Yes, they came stage at 12:30am and played till 3:15am almost non-stop, but that was and will always be Axl.

  • Harry Taint on

    They have been irrelevant since the mid 90s. Nobody cares about Axl and a bunch of hired hands. The shame of this band is that they could have been one of the greatest of all time. But because they couldn’t get along, they (Axl) didn’t respect the fans and were always late to gigs, walking off stage, jumping into the crowd and just being an all around asshole, they were never going to be great.

    Self destruction is a sad thing. Chinese Democracy was a joke, it took what, 12 years to finally get released and it totally sucks.

    Appetite is an absolute great record. If they had just decided to make one album instead of milking it with a two album release with Use Your Illusion, they could have been great. There are 15 great tunes on those two records and 15 ho hum songs.

    The fact of the matter is, Axl is an asshole. He ruined what could have been great.

  • RTunes68 on

    There’s just one problem with this story….its source is RadarOnline – a site that never let the truth get in the way of any story. If they got this scoop accurately, it will be a first.

    • Dana on


      That is why I prefaced that it is a GOSSIP site. I just found it interesting that the story was even being reported there as they usually focus their time on the Kardouchians, Tori Spelling, and other “celebrities.”

      Dana from ET.com 🙂

  • jay reeves on

    should have retired in 1993

  • Jude Peltier on

    the only reason axl is retiring, is so he can get away from that sorry band he is playing with now. Him and Duff are going to get the original band back together and make history! ( one can only wish)

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