GUNS N' ROSES are said to be planning a worldwide stadium tour to support their latest album CHINESE DEMOCRACY.

Frontman Axl Rose recently ruled out reforming the original line-up of the legendary band, labelling guitarist Slash "a cancer".

However, the current members – which consist of AXL and a regularly changing roster of hired hands – could be set to hit the road this year.

Manager Irving Azoff told Rolling Stone that the singer has deliberately stayed away from the limelight for nearly 15 years.

"People think they know him but they only really only know what has been said about him by questionable people," he said.

"He is a good guy and often misunderstood - he is a professional who has worked very hard to build and maintain a high creative standard for Guns N' Roses, which I support."

Meanwhile, former bassist Duff Mckagan recently refused to dismiss the idea of a full band reunion.

06/03/2009 11:46:39