Excluding the Weird Al Yankovic phase of my youth, the first album I ever purchased was Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I ($5 used on cassette from Sound Exchange of Brandon). GNR always held a place close to my heart, despite the punchline Axl Rose and his revolving door backing lineup have become. Since I never saw them live in their prime, I caught their St. Pete Times Forum show in '06 against my better judgement. How awful was it? As Axl's anonymous guitarists traded solos for ten minutes, I'm pretty sure they played Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful."
Nonetheless, all the pissing on the GNR legacy Axl Rose has done since the late 90s could probably be forgiven if Axl, and at least Slash and Duff could patch things up long enough to tour. But this brings up an interesting philosophical question. How much money would convince to reconcile with some jerk you haven't spoken one word to in thirteen years?