If you’re wondering whether new music from Guns N’ Roses means waiting years until the writers in the band find the time to put together material, wonder no more. Speaking with Classic Rock magazine, guitarist Slash has confirmed that lead vocalist Axl Rose has collected enough material for a possible new Guns N’ Roses album.
Three-fifths of the classic Guns lineup have been reunited since 2016, selling out venues worldwide with the ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour. Launched in April 2016 with a nightclub gig in Los Angeles, it is now one of the highest-grossing in music history, and shows no signs of stopping, with more dates booked in November. The attraction and appeal of the band, especially with some of its original members, is undeniable.
In his conversation, Slash hinted about that new music possibility: “”I think we’re going to go well on into the future. I mean, Axl‘s got a ton of **** that he recorded already, so we’re going to get in there and just start getting into that thing, and then if we do a record and then do a tour, I could see that cycle going on endlessly.”
Is it all water under the bridge now as far as inner band dynamics go? Slash explained, “Now that we’ve actually mended fences and gotten back together and done this, we’re going to keep it together,” he said. “There was a lot of outside influence that caused the problems in the 90s, so now that that’s sort of eliminated, we’re just left to our own devices.”
Joining Rose and Slash on the ‘Not In This Lifetime’ trek are bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
Guns N’ Roses latest studio album, ‘Chinese Democracy,’ came out in 2008 and featured only Axl from the classic lineup. The last album on which Rose, McKagan and Slash appeared together was 1993’s covers set ‘The Spaghetti Incident?’
Slash will release his fourth solo album and third with his band The Conspirators, ‘Living The Dream,’, in September.