Guns N’ Roses “excited” about recording a new album

Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses (Image credit: Katarina Benzova)

Guitarist Richard Fortus has spoken again about the possibility of Guns N’ Roses recording a new album.

Early last month, Fortus confirmed that the revamped lineup featuring Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan had recorded a “lot of stuff” which he hoped would translate into a new album – although he stressed that they hadn’t spent any time in the studio.

He now reports that everyone in the band is “excited” about a studio return and indicates that there’s new energy within the GNR camp.

Speaking about album plans, Fortus tells the St Louis Post-Dispatch: “Everyone is excited about it. There’s a really magical thing now with the band. It feels like a new band.

“It feels like the best version since I joined – and it’s the most fun for me. There’s so much excitement around it.”

Speaking earlier this year, Fortus said that Guns N’ Roses were on top of their game and had “never sounded better,” adding that they were “tighter and more focused” than they’d ever been.

Guns N’ Roses will kick off the North American leg of their Not In This Lifetime tour in St Louis later this week. Find a full list of their live shows below.

Guns N’ Roses 2017 Not In This Lifetime tour dates

Jul 27: St Louis The Dome, MO
Jul 30: Minneapolis US Bank Stadium, MN
Aug 02: Denver Sports Authority Field, CO
Aug 08: Miami Marlins Park, FL
Aug 11: Winston Salem BB&T Field, NC
Aug 13: Hershey Hersheypark Stadium, PA
Aug 16: Buffalo Orchard Park, NY
Aug 19: Montreal Parc Jean Drapeau, QC
Aug 21: Ottawa TD Place Stadium, ON
Aug 24: Winnipeg Investors Group Field, MB
Aug 27: Regina Mosaic Stadium, SK
Aug 30: Edmonton Commonwealth Stadium, AB
Sep 01: Vancouver BC Place, BC
Sep 03: George Gorge Amphitheatre, WA
Sep 06: El Paso Sun Bowl Stadium, TX
Sep 08: San Antonio Alamodome, TX
Sep 23: Maracanã Stadium, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Sep 26: Allianz Parque, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sep 29: Estadio Monumental Santiago, Chile
Oct 01: Estadio Ciudad De La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
Oct 08: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Oct 11: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Oct 15: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Oct 22: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Oct 26: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
Oct 29: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nov 02: Little Caesers Arena, Detroit, MI
Nov 06: United Center, Chicago, IL
Nov 10: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
Nov 14: BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
Nov 17: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Nov 21: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
Nov 24: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Nov 25: The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

We went to see Guns N’ Roses live in London and this is what happened

Guns N’ Roses revealed as rock’s top 2016 earners

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.