Thursday, April 30, 2020

Guns N’ Roses: New album update

Guns N’ Roses continue to work on new music, according to the wife of bassist Duff McKagan.

During an interview with the Appetite For Distortion podcast, Susan Holmes McKagan shared a quick update on the status of the group as they work behind the scenes on what could result in the follow-up to 2008’s “Chinese Democracy.”

"I will say GN'R have been working fastidiously on killer new stuff,” McKagan explained (hear audio below). “And I can't say much, but I've heard bits and bobs and it's pretty epic. I do wanna spread the good news, but not detailed news, I guess."

The news follows an update by Slash in January, who confirmed recording activity within the camp while they were having ongoing discussions about the structure of a potential new release.

“There’s been no definitive answer on anything and I’ll just keep to that,” Slash told “Stuff is happening, but there are no specifics. More than anything, it’s because of the nature of the industry right now. It’s just like, how do you want to do this? I mean there’s material and there’s recording and there’s s**t going on, but we’re not really sure what we’re doing with it right now.”

The guitarist is keenly aware of the changes in the music business since his last appearance on a Guns N’ Roses record was 1993’s “The Spaghetti Incident?”

“Yeah! And there’s a handful people who said, ’Yeah, make a record and go old school’,” he explained. “And there’s a handful of people that are like, ‘We don’t even know what buying a record is any more!’”

See also:

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