Legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses are set to split, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
The band, who first formed in Los Angeles in 1985 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, will call it a day after their Las Vegas residency wraps up June 7th.
“Band members have been told their calendars are free following Vegas,” a source close to the band tells RadarOnline. “Axl (Rose) is considering retiring and it’s done. Band members and support staff were surprised when told the news and are actively looking for work.”
Front man Rose, 52, is the only remaining member of the original band with lead guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Steven Adler and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin having all left the band over the years.
“Axl has made enough money and wants to stop touring,” adds another source. “He is considering retiring.”
Along with Rose the current members are bass player Tommy Stinson, Dizzy Read on keyboards and percussion, lead guitarist DJ Ashba, Frank Ferrer on drums, Chris Pitman on keyboards and rhythm guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal.
The band begin their Sin City residency May 21st playing nine dates at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Guns N’ Roses are one of the world’s best selling bands of all time having sold more than 100 million records worldwide.