Monday, December 17, 2018

Guns N’ Roses guitarist hints at new music from the band

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus says new music from the band could surface within the next year.

“We are going to try to do another record and get it out soon,” Fortus tells Favazz at KSHE 95 St. Louis, MO during a December 13 interview (hear audio below) following the recent conclusion of the group’s three-year Not In This Lifetime tour in Hawaii.

The rocker suggested the follow-up to 2008’s “Chinese Democracy” “will happen faster than you think,” with a new song possibly issued before the end of 2019…“It could definitely happen.”

Fortus was coy when asked if Guns N’ Roses already had new material for the project: “Maybe. There might be stuff started,” he replied.

The guitarist says the band don’t plan on touring until the new album is ready.

“Slash is busy,” says Fortus. “We’re not going to do any more dates for a little bit.”

Slash will resume a world tour in support of “Living The Dream” in January, with shows booked into July.

Bassist Duff McKagan recently revealed that he used downtime for the Not In This Lifetime run to record a new solo album, which he began working on with producer Shooter Jennings in March of 2018 in Los Angeles; no further details regarding the project or a possible release date have been confirmed to date.

See also:

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