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Duff McKagen Says New Album Is ‘Next Step’ For Guns N’ Roses

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Duff McKagan has now followed guitarists Slash and Richard Fortus in saying that there is a very real possibility that Guns N’ Roses will record a new album in the future.

Speaking on satellite radio program Trunk Nation, McKagan remarked, “I heard some new material and there’s been some jams going around, and that’s the next step for us, for the GN’R thing.”

Asked if the potential for a new Guns record was real, McKagan replied, “Oh, it’s real. But the fun part and the cool part about Guns N’ Roses is we don’t really talk about it, and what happens next just happens. It’s never been that band that there’s a direct schedule of how we do things.”

He added, “I’ve heard some magnificent stuff that Axl (Rose, vocals) has — really cool stuff he’d been working on. So I’m excited about the possibilities with that, of course. I don’t mean to get anybody rabid. (A new album) will happen when it happens, that’s for sure.”

Both Slash and Fortus have said in recent interviews that there is material in the works for a new Guns album, which would be the first under the band’s name since 2008’s Chinese Democracy. The last collection of original music to feature Axl, Slash and McKagan was 1991’s Use Your Illusions albums, and the last LP of any kind to feature the three was the 1993 covers set “The Spaghetti Incident?”

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