Guns N’ Roses Fan Mulls Using $232 Million Lottery Winnings to Pay for Original Lineup Reunion [AWESOME ’80S WEEKEND]
A British man who’s just reaped a lottery windfall that comes to more than $232 million in American dollars has suggested he might try and use it to buy the gift that keeps on giving: a reunion of the original Guns N’ Roses lineup.
Adrian Bayford, a 41-year-old music shop owner, told reporters that “I think I would just have to get Guns N’ Roses together – the original lineup, mind. I’m a real fan.” (According to Classic Rock Magazine, the other items on his shopping list are a new house, a new car, and some Domino’s pizza.)
Of course, this isn’t the first time someone’s offered Axl Rose a pile of money to get the old band back together, and it seems likely that Bayford’s efforts will be met with the same stony silence as the rest — but it’s still fun to imagine a parallel universe where this leads to a GNR reunion and the words “Adrian Bayford” become synonymous with “rock hero” for future generations.
As Classic Rock Magazine points out, Bayford’s winnings amount to some serious coin, even for Axl and company; in fact, “it’s enough to buy 233 private shows by the current lineup of the band.” Something Axl’s accountant will no doubt be pointing out repeatedly over the next few days, to no avail.