Slash Wants to Record a Guns n’ Roses Album “Sooner Than Later”
There may be some new Guns n’ Roses material coming in the near future if Slash has his way. During an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” yesterday, the Guns n’ Roses guitarist said he expects there to be new tracks out in the wild in the next few months.
“I wanna go in and cut a whole brand new record at some point, probably sooner than later. But other than that, we have stuff that we’ve still got to come out. So that’s gonna be coming out piecemeal over the next — I don’t know — over the next few months or something like that. So that’s basically it. We have one more tour left to do next summer, and then that’ll free us up to be able to go in and work on a new record.”
It’s been 14 years since the legendary rock band’s last full-length studio release, Chinese Democracy. At that time, the band was completely different, with frontman Axl Rose being the only original member in the lineup. These days, Guns n’ Roses has a more traditional feel, with Slash and Duff McKagan back in the fold.
The band has since released a four-song EP titled Hard Skool that came out back in February and contained the two 2021 songs “Absurd” and “Hard Skool,” as well as a couple live tracks.
Slash said the band already has some “epic” songs in the bank that were revamped during the pandemic. With those songs in hand, he thinks it could be a relatively fast turnaround for a new album.
“There’s a handful of those songs that we actually fixed up and did when we were in lockdown. So those have yet to be released. So those are gonna come out. They’re really good, too. So I’m excited for those. We’re just gonna put out like one or two songs, and another one or two songs. And I think that’s gonna be pretty much all of ’em. I’m not sure exactly how many we did in total.”
If this comes to light, it would be the first time Slash, Axl and Duff will be featured on a record together since 1993. Here’s hoping it doesn’t take another 15 years between releases like it did for Chinese Democracy.