GUNS N’ ROSES Ex-Manager Discusses Reunion Tour
In a newly released interview with Consequence of Sound , former GUNS N‘ ROSES manager VICKY HAMILTON revealed why she thinks the newly reformed lineup of the band including AXL ROSE, SLASH and DUFF MCKAGAN isn’t as exciting as the olden days and she’s completely right telling the website:
I didn’t think it would ever happen to be honest. But I think it’s good that it did happen. I wish it had included [classic members] Izzy [Stradlin] and Steven [Adler], because to me that would be the true reunion. I saw the show twice. It’s really good. I’ve got to give it that. And it’s very professional and it has all the bells and whistles, but it’s never going to be the band that I worked with in the early ’80s, where it was just like raw, live abandonment and you knew you’re watching a train wreck, but you couldn’t take your eyes off it. But it’s a great show. I’ve got friends that have gone like 40 times.
I’ve seen the “Not in This Lifetime” Tour three times and by the third time I was bored to tears. Same show, same setlist, same ridiculous ticket prices. No surprises or anything.
She also talked about why GUNS N’ ROSES haven’t released new music since the reunion started in 2016 telling the website
“I kind of felt like IZZY STRADLIN was the glue that kept that whole thing together and [was] the real songwriter,” Not to take anything away from AXL ROSE… [H]e has his moments of great writing, but I don’t know. I think if IZZY STRADLIN was in the band, they would have more material. Let me just be the diplomat and say that.”
IZZY STRADLIN was an original member of the band and left the group in November of 1991, two months after GUNS N’ ROSES released their epic double albums “Use Your Illusion 1” and “Use Your Illusion 2”.