Earlier today, Steven Tyler was on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM and seemed to imply that he was partially responsible for Guns N Roses getting back together.
The Aerosmith frontman said at the time:
"I did meet Axl in a couple of clubs, a year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and I'd bump into him and I'd have that talk. I said, 'You need to get the fuck back together again soon, because we all miss you.' Same thing someone said to me when [Aerosmith guitarist] Joe [Perry] and I were fighting."
"There's a place and time, where if you don't [reunite], you're gonna miss it," Tyler said. "And in another four or five years, no one's even gonna know who they were or care if they were on tour." He added: "I have such a huge ego about keeping the fire and the music together, because if people come up to me and say, 'Dude, I got laid to your music,' or a woman comes up and says, 'We got married to your songs' — you had something to do with the fabric of people. Guns N' Roses had something to do with the fabric of humans on this planet."
Ultimately, we decided not to run the story because it just seemed like a dude patting himself on the back. But…
That was until Guns N Roses decided to publicly call-out Tyler without directly naming him…
— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) January 28, 2016
Surely, this is no coincidence and GNR is letting shade fly. This is almost like "Get In The Ring" except with social media involved.