So yesterday a letter was sent out by Axl's PR firm in what we're assuming was nothing less than an attempt to draw even more attention to his, well, let's just say "special", musical adventures of the past few years (decades??). I went back and forth as to whether we should even engage this sort of crass attempt at image manipulation and ultimately landed on "Fuck It! Let's do this!", so here we go.
In his letter, which is reprinted in it's entirety below, Axl raises some pretty good points about the relationships that musicians have with each other, and the expectations that the public puts on them. He elaborates further on that by saying "People get divorced. Life doesn't owe you your own personal happy ending especially at another's, or in this case several others', expense." And you know what? He's ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. There's no reason he SHOULD get back together with the original GNR lineup. That ship has long sailed, and people need to accept it.
SO WHY CAN'T AXL?