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INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Musicians Slash (L) and Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California.

For fans hoping the rumor about Guns N’ Roses appearing on a new all-star T.Rex tribute album was true, unfortunately, there’s some bad news.

The rumor came from Mitch Lafon, host of Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon, and recently he shared a message he received from Hal Willner, the producer of the aforementioned T.Rex tribute album, and Willner made it perfectly clear that GN’R were not involved with the album.

The statement reads:  “They are NOT on the record.  In fact, ‘Children of the Revolution’ is done by Kesha with a live orchestra that features Wayne Kramer and LA’s Jack Shit band that has members of Elvis C[ostello’s] and Jackson B[rowne’s] bands.  There is a rumor that Axl Rose recorded that song for a different Bolan project without GN’R but again, it is not ours.” (Full statement is available below.)

Regardless, the tribute album’s lineup is incredible, even without out GN’R.  Among those confirmed are U2, Elton John, Foo Fighters, Joan Jett, Todd Rundgren, Perry Farrell and Nick Cave.

Hal Willner - producer for the upcoming T-Rex tribute has sent me the following note about the unsubstantiated report of...

Posted by Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights