Axl Rose writings from December 14, 2008 regarding keeping G N’ R name:
If I hadn’t secured the rights I don’t know where I’d be and I’d probably call what would then be the current lineup “Those mother fuckers!!”
On potentially changing G N’ R name:
As to what would possibly make me change the name would be some form of evolving that I don’t feel we’ve reached yet and not in any way consciously trying to at this time. It’s really hard to say. I’d have to feel it was right for me and those involved and whatever we’re doing at that time.
See his internet post at mygnrforum.com