Leah Greenblatt
February 28, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EST

Do the recently-announced returns of Blink 182, No Doubt, Faith No More et al have you hopeful for the miraculous revival of the original GN’R lineup? Look into your eyes and see an ounce of pain, Sweet Children o’ Mine, ’cause it ain’t happening.

In an interview with AOL’s Spinner.com, an ornery Axl Rose basically blames Slash, “complete with his addictions,” for the demise of the band in the first place, though pretty much every other member gets ripped too (he ixnays 44-year-old Steven Adler, a current cast member of VH1’s Sober House, in part for  “the nightmare of his mother.” Jigga what? We want to meet this lady!)

But anyway, about Slash, here are the best nuggets from Axl: He calls him “a cancer” and “a whore for the limelight,” says, “There’s zero possibility of me having anything to do with Slash other than by ambush, and that wouldn’t be pretty,” and also, “He either should not have been in Guns to begin with or should have left after Lies…and the less anyone heard of him or his supporters, the better.” Message received, Mr. Rose!

Would you go see Gn’R in their current just-Axl Chinese Democracy mode? Are you waiting for Velvet Revolver’s return when they announce the replacement for departed frontman Scott Weiland (who was known to take on Guns songs at shows, as well as old Stone Temple Pilots stuff)? Or are you just happy to play Appetite for Destruction in your basement and dream of Paradise (City) lost?

More Axl Rose:
Axl Speaks! Well, writes anyway!
Axl Rose’s 4,000-word rant: Can you make it through?
The Dr. Pepper free soda conspiracy

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