I came across a website for Steven Adler, the former drummer for GNR and I thought this was really nice (on the Q&A section for fans):
Sage asks: "Why don't you and Izzy, Slash and Duff put the band back together minus Axl? All the spectacular elements would be in place. You guys would be on top immediately. The original Gunners were the greatest!".
Well, thank you. I think that would be totally great, too, but it's not the same. It's like the Stones without Mick Jagger. But, I would love to do a record with those guys and like have Eric Dover, who was on Slash's solo record, fuckin' sing. But without Axl - you need to hear the voice, it's like Queen without Freddie!
"I don't judge others. I say if you feel good with what you're doing, let your freak flag fly."
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