Axl Rose has turned down "outrageous" offers to reunite the original GUNS N' ROSES line-up, according to bassist Richard Fortus.

The frontman is now the only original member of the group following the departure of stars including Slash, Duff MCKagan and Steven Adler, and current bandmember Fortus reveals big money offers have recently been touted to get the musicians back together.

However, Fortus is adamant Rose has snubbed all the lucrative deals because he cares more about his "art" than a money-spinning tour.

Speaking on the One On One With Mitch Lafon podcast, Fortus explains, "It's just about the music - that's all he cares about. I've worked with a lot of people in this business, and I've never seen, or met, anybody that was motivated purely by that - by the desire to make art. And you can say whatever you want about it... but he is that, and that's for sure. Otherwise, there would have been a reunion because the offers for money have been outrageous. But he would never do a reunion unless it was for something besides money."