Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Slash says the band are unsure how to drop new material because of the “nature” of the music industry nowadays, but he admits “stuff is happening”.
Slash admits Guns N’ Roses are “not really sure” how to release new music because of the “nature of the industry”.(Femalefirst)
He said: “There’s been no definitive answer on anything and I’ll just keep keep to that. 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.”
Slash admits some have suggested they go “old school” when they make their new record.
Speaking to Guitar.com, he added: “There’s a handful people who said, ‘Yeah, make a record and go old school.’
“And there’s a handful of people that are like, ‘We don’t even know what buying a record is any more.’ ”
His comments come just days after Guns guitarist Richard Fortus said he hopes the band will drop new music in 2020.
He said: “We love bringing new songs in. We always rehearse stuff up. It’s just a matter of everyone sort of feeling comfortable to integrate it into the show. I hope that we have new music out this coming year.”
The ‘Paradise City’ hitmakers are set to embark on a European tour, and Richard can’t wait to return to Europe and South America.
He added: “I’m excited to go back to South America in March, then we’ll be in Europe in the summer.
“And doing the festivals in Europe is always a lot of fun because you get to see lots of great bands and friends that you don’t normally see.”
Working alongside producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop, Incubus), the guitarist plans to release the project this fall in sync with a North American tour.
“I’m excited about the new stuff we put together for this next record; it’s got some cool songs and it’s got a great live feel,” Slash explained recently. “I’ve been working with Myles, Brent and Todd for about 8 years now. It’s been an amazing ride so far; as a band we continue to get better which is great.
Meantime GUNS N’ ROSES will release a new version of its classic 1987 debut album, “Appetite For Destruction”, on June 29 via Universal Music Group. An unboxing video of the remastered and expanded “Locked N’ Loaded” will include 73 songs (49 of which are previously unreleased)
Guns N’ Roses Locked N’ Loaded:
.Caja de cuero en relieve
.4 CDs – 73 tracks – 46 temas inéditos
-Libro de 96 páginas con fotos inéditas
.Cruz 3D hecha a mano
.1 Disco Blu-Ray de audio
.Disco original extendido en dos LPs
.Album remasterizado desde cintas análogas
They released their first album, Appetite for Destruction, in 1987, and it almost instantly smashed records: it sold 30 million copies worldwide, and became one of the best-selling debuts of all time. By 1988, GnR was basically the biggest band on the planet. Guns N’ Roses songs are some of the most massive hits of the ’80s, and a number of their albums are considered rock classics.
But early success doesn’t always guarantee staying power. GnR’s big hits came with big personalities, and clashes within the band led to countless lineup changes and prolonged breakups fans feared would be permanent. But Guns N’ Roses couldn’t keep off the stage – even though the guys performing under the name weren’t the same.