Dunlop has created new Tortex guitar picks for Slash that the guitarist will presumably use during GUNS N’ ROSES‘ upcoming tour. The new pick, which can be seen below, features GUNS N’ ROSES‘ “bullet” logo, which is synonymous with the band’s classic lineup.
GUNS N’ ROSES has six shows scheduled so far, all in April: two at the Coachella Music And Arts Festival, two in Las Vegas and two in Mexico City. The exact band lineup has yet to be confirmed.
A new Twitter account purportedly belonging to former GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin appeared late last month on the social media site. In one of his tweets, Izzy said that he has “no involvement in the upcoming April 2016 GNR shows.”
It’s been speculated that Stradlin would have some limited involvement — such as a guest appearance — at some of the upcoming GUNS N’ ROSES reunion concerts, which currently feature Slash, Axl Rose and Duff McKagan.
The rest of the band’s lineup for the shows — and a potential tour later in the year — remains unclear, although keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboard player Chris Pitman and drummer Frank Ferrer are all believed to be involved.
Fan speculation around the involvement of original drummer Steven Adler has been heavy, with the bandmembers not sure whether Adler, who has a longer history of drug problems than any of the other members, can hold it together on the road.