Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose has not ruled out the possibility of recording new music with the current lineup of the band, which features three-fifths of the original lineup. Asked in a rare interview with Iceland magazine if he has considered going into the studio, Axl said, “Right now our focus is on touring and the shows, but everyone seems to be getting along, so you never know.”
Guns N’ Roses kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion tour in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood and been on the road around the world ever since. The “Not In This Lifetime” tour features founding members Slash on guitar and Duff McKagan on bass in addition to Axl, backed by guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer, plus keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese.
The last Guns studio album, Chinese Democracy, came out in 2008 and featured only Axl from the original lineup. Dizzy Reed mentioned a while back that there was unreleased music from the sessions for that LP that could be completed and released: “We recorded a lot of material back, you know, when we started working on Chinese Democracy, so there’s a quite a bit of unreleased stuff, I think, that would be really cool to be finished and put out. Eventually something’s got to give, you know, and it’s gonna come out.”
The last album on which Rose, McKagan and Slash appeared together was 1993’s covers set “The Spaghetti Incident?” Slash is releasing his fourth solo album and third with his band The Conspirators, Living The Dream, in September.
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