There’s been a quiet lull in the music world. Most artists have been spending their time in solitude, either reflecting on the effects of COVID19 and how it has put their respective careers on hold, or they’ve been holed up taking the time to write music. You can put Guns N’ Rose’s guitarist Slash, in the second column.
In a brand new interview, Slash was asked about his music-related projects while in quarantine, “I’ve been back and forth between my studio in the house and doing a lot of writing and recording on my own,” he added, “I’ve been jamming with Duff (Guns N’ Roses’ bassist), and I’ve been jamming with Axl. We’ve getting some work done that way.”
Slash continued, “I’m basically just focusing on writing new music and recording demos and recording guitar stuff for Guns and whatnot.” This would appear to be good news for fans who have been waiting for that new GNR studio album – the first under the Guns name since 2008’s ‘Chinese Democracy’ and the first to feature Rose, Slash and McKagan since 1993
Slash admitted that it’s been tough not touring and performing live: “It’s frustrating. The whole Guns tour from March through September is canceled until next year, and even then we don’t even know for sure what’s gonna happen next year.”
Guns N’ Roses’ previously announced summer 2020 North American stadium tour has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The nearly two-month-long trek was scheduled to kick off this weekend, July 4 in Milwaukee, WI and run through August 26 on Missoula, MT.