Guns N’ Roses are currently preparing for some major live events this fall.
On October 20 and 21, GNR will perform at Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit concert, and then kick off their “Appetite For Democracy” residency at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where the band will play 12 shows between October 31 and November 24.
“Appetite For Democracy” will span the band’s biggest hits from their debut album “Appetite For Destruction” (1987) through to “Chinese Democracy” (2008). Exact details about the show are being kept under wraps but fans can expect the raw and gritty heavy metal Guns N’ Roses is known for along with a few surprise elements.
In advance of these events, GNR guitarist DJ Asha spoke with Rolling Stone about them, as well as the status of new music from the band.
"[Axl Rose] has tons of stuff done [and] recorded that he's played for me and wants my input on," says Ashba. "Axl's put together such a talented group of musicians and there are so many songs that are already worked out. So we've got a good jump on it, for sure."
The Vegas residency may also prove the most fruitful period for creating new material, notes Ashba.
"This is the first time we're all gonna be in the same place for a month solid and that will be, and already has been talked about, our main focus. So I think we're gonna get a lot of done," he says. "There's a lot of stuff recorded and I think it's just a matter of sitting down and working together as a band, putting together what we feel is gonna be the next best Guns N' Roses record. And I can't wait; I'm so excited to dive even deeper into that."
Read more at Rolling Stone here.
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