Guns N’ Roses New Album Update: Slash and Richard Fortus Confirm New Music


Story by Cat Badra, photo by Anne Erickson

Guitarists Slash and Richard Fortus have confirmed in separate interviews that Guns N’ Roses are working on new music

Never say never when it comes to new Guns N’ Roses music, as guitarist Richard Fortus says that the group has been working on a new studio album that he believes will be revealed “soon.”

“(Founding GN’R lead guitarist) Slash is on tour (with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators) right now,” Fortus said in an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Once he gets back from that, we’re gonna get some more recording done and hopefully get an album out soon. And then we’ll get back to touring.”

In another new interview, Slash told the Japan’s TVK Rock City, “Axl, Duff, myself and Richard have all talked about… there’s material and stuff going on already for a new record. It’s just, with Guns N’ Roses, you don’t go, ‘Oh, there’s a plan, and it’s gonna be like this,’ because that’s not how it works.”

He added, “Basically, the only real answer to give is we’re hoping to put a new record out, and we’ll just see what happens when it happens.”

If and when it arrives, a new Guns N’ Roses studio album would mark the band’s first set of new music since 2008’s “Chinese Democracy.” Moreover, it would be the band’s first studio album featuring Slash and founding bass player Duff McKagan since their 1993 covers set, “The Spaghetti Incident?”

Right now, Slash is tied up touring Europe with Miles Kennedy and the Conspirators. He has a slew of dates ahead, including a handful of South American tour dates in May and early June and additional European tour dates running into July.

Slash and Miles Kennedy and the Conspirators will also hit the road on a North American leg of their tour starting July 15 in San Francisco and remain on the road through mid-August.



Posted by Cat Badra | Music, Rock, Rock News

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