‘We may be done with the past, but the past ain’t done with us’, and this is true for many of us… who would like to see a Gun N’ Roses reunion? I know, you are already laughing out loud because it seems like a crazy thing to hope for… However, one man is on a mission to make this possible and he is so convincing you may believe him after watching this video.
This man is Marc Canter, the owner of the famous Jewish deli in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. But he is more that a super zealous fan, he is also Slash’s childhood friend, and also a very good friend of Axl Rose. ‘When Guns N’ Roses was formed he was sort of like a sixth guy in there. He was always around,’ explains former bassist Duff McKagan.
He is now at the center of a mini documentary posted on YouTube by Uproxx video and entitled ‘One Man’s Plan To Reunite Guns N’ Roses’. Actually you can watch part 1 now, but the two other episodes will be posted in the following days.
Marc published Reckless Road’ in 2007, a book which contains tons of photos as he had unlimited access to GN’R’s first 50 concerts at the Troubadour and elsewhere in Los Angeles, and he seems to live for this sole reason: seeing his two best friends reunited again. In the video, he opens up his garage to show us where he saw Slash play guitar when he was sill a kid, talking about the sound which ‘didn’t fit the 15-year-old kid’, and you can tell by watching the video that the guy doesn’t make anything up, he sounds sincere and it is somewhat weird to reconcile his genuine bonhomie with Rose’s rockstar eccentricity.
‘This is a shame, to watch two of my best friends that made beautiful music together not communicate at all for the wrong reasons,’ laments Canter who thinks that, by getting these guys together in the tiny rehearsal place of the good old days, we would have a good chance to see GN’R rise again. ‘What it would take to get these guys back together is simple. Come back where it all started, right here’, says Canter and you almost believe him.
May be he doesn’t remember any of Axl Rose’s antics and tantrums? Rose, who seems to have hung out at the Canter deli a bit too much these days, hasn’t spoken to Slash since 1996, and he has even banned GN’R fans from wearing Slash t-shirts to their concerts… never a very good sign. Axl has declared that Slash was a ‘cancer…better removed, avoided’ and that he did some damage to his ability as a writer,… whereas Slash has always be more reasonable in his declarations and has avoided the subject.
But this is Marc Canter’s dream, he wants to resurrect the past and who knows, he may succeed? For a few minutes, before Axl jumps at Slash’s throat again.
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