- 10 Sep 19
Is this a confirmation?
Since G N' R guitarist Richard Fortus teased that the band is back in the studio again in 2017, Fans are eagerly waiting for an update on new music. Enter Slash, who now spoke to SiriusXM about the possibility of another Guns N' Roses record.
"Obviously, everybody knows that we're working on new material, which is really exciting, and so, that's really primarily what the focus is", the legendary guitarist explains.
But what exactly is the plan for this "new material"? "I think at the end of the day, everybody wants to have a full album released. I don't think that's really changed all that much. But there's a different way of putting stuff out initially nowadays more so than... I mean, there's always been the single, but now you sort of look at that preliminary release a little bit differently now. All things considered, it's like the Wild West out there; there is no formula for any of it."
Slash continues: "I haven't seen any routine kind of thing that works. I mean, you can do any one of a million different things to releasing a record. But at the end of the day, I think that we will ultimately release a full album." Is this a confirmation? Who knows.
The band has been pretty secretive about a possible follow-up to 2008's Chinese Democracy in recent years. Talking to Duff McKagan ahead of his Electric Picnic performance a few month ago, the bassist told us "that things are very positive in that camp. And in classic Guns fashion, I won't tell you anything more."
In the interview with SiriusXM, Slash also responds to rumours about a Guns N' Roses song for the soundtrack of the new Terminator movie. A fanpage spread the rumour after a close source to the band allegedly revealed that Guns N' Roses are working on a song for the Arnold Schwarzenegger blockbuster.
However, Slash slams those rumours, saying: "There's nothing in the Terminator movie. These rumours, they take off and then they get a life of their own. And you can't reel 'em in. They just sort of get tossed around in the wind. Anyway, but, yeah, so there's nothing in there, in that."
In 1991, Guns N' Roses penned the song 'You Could Be Mine' for the soundtrack of the second Terminator installment Judgment Day.