Axl Rose has put paid to any hope 235 deluded fans on the internet might have had that one day Slash would rejoin Guns 'n' Roses.
Billboard reports Rose as saying "In regards to Slash, I read a desperate fan's message about, 'What if one of us were to die, and looking back I had the possibility of a reunion now'. My thoughts are, 'Yeah, and while you're at the show your baby accidentally kicks a candle and burns your house down, killing himself and the rest of your family.'
"Give me a fucking break. What's clear is that one of the two of us will die before a reunion and however sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is. Those decisions were made a long time ago and reiterated year after year by one man.