Richard Fortus: Guns N’ Roses album coming “faster than you think”

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Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus has said that a new album from the band could be on the horizon.

Back in August, Slash told Classic Rock they had plenty of ideas for a possible album (opens in new tab), saying: “I think everybody thinks it’s a good idea and everybody would like to do it. 

“There’s no shortage of ideas from everybody involved, but we’ve been so busy on the road there hasn’t really been time to go in and sit down and go, ‘Okay, we’re going to make a record.’”

But now that the mammoth Not In This Lifetime tour has drawn to a close, fans want to know more – and while Fortus isn’t giving much away, he tells KSHE.95 (opens in new tab): “We’re going to try and do another record and get it out soon. The band’s so great right now.

“I think it will happen faster than you think. I sure hope it happens faster than you think.”

Asked if he thinks a new Guns N’ Roses single could be released before the end of 2019, Fortus replies: “It could definitely happen.

Then, questioned if the band already had new material, Fortus says: “Maybe. There might be stuff started. We’re hoping to get one out very soon.”

Watch this space.

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Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He 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 grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.