Despite being former insiders, neither drummer Matt Sorum nor guitarist Gilby Clarke can provide much insight on a possible classic-era Guns N' Roses reunion. In fact, Clarke admits that he only found out that Axl Rose and Slash were on speaking terms again via published reports.

Sorum, asked about reunion rumors by WRIF 101.1 FM in Detroit, said he would have "to plead the fifth on that, basically because I just don't know. So, I would say I plead the fifth."

Sorum was with Guns N' Roses from 1990–97; he joined original members Steven Adler, Slash and Duff McKagan at the band's 2012 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rose and Izzy Stradlin memorably chose not to attend.

Meanwhile Gilby Clarke, who replaced Stradlin for a 1991-94 stint, still doesn't believe the best-known Guns N' Roses lineup will ever work together again. "No, I really don't," Clarke told the Pulse Of Radio (via Blabbermouth). Even if it did, Clarke assumes he'd be left out.

"I think if it happened, obviously, it would be great, but I've got to be realistic," Clarke said. "The fans want the original five guys, and I do too. It was a great band, [and] it would be great to see that. If it did happen, I would definitely be available to do it."

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