Slash confirmed in a new interview with USA Today that singer Axl Rose reached out to him first, a move that eventually led to the two musicians repairing their relationship and performing together again in Guns N' Roses for the first time in more than two decades.

Slash recalled, "It was nice that it happened. I don’t know if I would have had the wherewithal to call him, just because I’m introverted and it might have been hard for me. Not during that initial phone call, but after that, it was really good to be able to get rid of some of the negative baggage that we’d been carrying around for a long time."

Asked if he regretted that it took 19 years for him and Axl to speak again, Slash said, "Things happen as they happen. I make it a point of not having any regrets."

On whether Guns N' Roses will make a new album, Slash answered, "It's something that we would love to do. We just need to come together and start working that out, so it could definitely happen."