Former best buddies Axl Rose and Slash are finally getting back together (along with bass player Duff McKagan) for a reunion at Coachella, but while it’s being billed as a Guns N’ Roses reunion, two members of the group’s classic lineup won’t be joining in on the fun: drummer Steven Adler and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin. The band hadn’t officially acknowledged that they wouldn’t be there—let alone why they wouldn’t be there—but it was pretty clear that the lineup wouldn’t feature Stradlin or Adler.
Now, to put an end to some of the speculation, Stradlin has signed up for a Twitter account specifically so he can declare that he’s not reuniting with the other Guns N’ Roses members.
Izzy Stradlin fact..
At this point in time , I`ve no involvement in the upcoming April 2016 GNR shows .
— Izzy Stradlin (@IzzyStradlin999) February 22, 2016
According to Rolling Stone, Stradlin has confirmed that it’s really him behind the account, and he says he “wanted to clarify” that he’s not in the studio with them or “involved in the actual shows.” That may be disappointing to old Guns N’ Roses fans, but at least this opens the door for a proper reunion in the future.