Guns n’Roses guitarist Richard Fortus has suggested their next album could include music written by former axeman Slash – nearly 20 years after he left the band.
Speculation has been rife in recent months that Axl Rose is close to confirming the long-awaited follow-up release to 2008’s Chinese Democracy.
Speaking at a workshop event last month, Fortus said: “There’s so much stuff that’s recorded. There’s three albums worth of material, easy. Axl is very secretive – he doesn’t want stuff getting out. He wants to create stuff then release it when it’s ready. He’s also a bit of a perfectionist, as you can imagine.”
He added: “Some of the stuff comes from nothing and some of the stuff were ideas that were already there. Some of the stuff Slash did – it was the beginning of the seed of a song that’s been around for a while.”
Meanwhile, Rose has laughed off his most recent death hoax, after a scam website published a news report saying his body had been found at home. He tweeted a ghost-like picture from his studio and later asked: “If I’m dead do I still have to pay taxes?”
Slash is currently touring the UK in support of third solo album World On Fire.