Monday, June 5, 2017

Guns N’ Roses working on new music

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus says the band have been working on material for a new studio album.

"We haven't started recording anything,” Fortus tells The Stage Left podcast. “I mean, when I say that, as far as in the studio, doing an album. We've been recording a lot of stuff, just ideas, sort of assembling ideas, but not going into a studio and actually tracking a new record."

The reunited trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan have revived Guns N’ Roses stature with the Not In This Lifetime tour, which began in spring 2016 and recently resumed with the start of a European leg before 80,000 fans at Slane Castle in Ireland.

With North and South American dates scheduled into late November, Fortus was asked if he thought they’d have time to hit the studio at some point.

"Yeah, I do,” he says. “It's sort of too good not to happen at this point – that's how I feel about it. This band is really a force right now, and I definitely hope that we do, and I think we're all sort of counting on it, and we're also planning on it.

"The genius of Axl is his ability to assemble songs from different parts and make them feel cohesive as a song. And I've never seen anybody able to do that in the same way."

Fortus joined Guns N’ Roses in 2002 and was one of several guitarists to appear on 2008’s “Chinese Democracy.”

See also:

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