Slash on new Guns N’ Roses album: There’s material, there’s recording and there’s s*** going on

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

Slash has spoken once again about the highly anticipated new Guns N’ Roses studio album.

The guitarist confirmed in May last year that new material was in the works, with his bandmember Richard Fortus checking in earlier this month to say he hoped new music from the band would emerge this year.

And in a new interview with Guitar where he was asked if he’d be willing to share any new information about the record, Slash replied: “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 shit going on, but we’re not really sure what we’re doing with it right now.”

When it was pointed out that the music industry has changed a lot since the last time Guns N’ Roses released an album, Slash responded: “Yeah! And there’s a handful people who said, ’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!’”

Guns N’ Roses will hit the road on the next leg of their Not In This Lifetime tour from January 31 when they play at Miami’s American Airlines Arena. They’ll then return to the UK and Europe later in the year for further dates.

Guns N’ Roses 2020 tour dates
Jan 31: Miami American Airlines Arena, FL
Mar 14: Mexico City Foro Sol, Mexico
Mar 18: San Jose Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma, Costa Rica
Mar 21: Quito Estadio Olímpico Altahualpa, Equador
Mar 24: Lima Estadio Universidada San Marcos, Peru
Mar 27: Santiago Lollapalooza, Chile
Mar 29: Buenos Aires Lollapalooza, Argentina
Apr 03: Sau Paulo Lollapalooza, Brazil
Apr 05: Bogota Estereo Picnic, Colombia
May 20: Lisbon Passeio Martim De Alges, Portugal
May 23: Seville Estadio Benito Villamarin, Spain
May 26: Munich Olympiastadion, Germany
May 29: London Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, UK
May 30: London Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, UK
Jun 02: Hamburg Volksparkstadion, Germany
Jun 06: Stockholm Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
Jun 09: Vienna Ernst Happel Stadium, Austria
Jun 12: Florence Firenze Rocks, Italy
Jun 14: Berne Stade De Suisse, Switzerland
Jun 17: Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland
Jun 19: Prague Letnany Airport, Czech Republic
Jun 21: Landgraaf Pinkpop, Netherlands
Jun 27: Dublin Marlay Park, Ireland

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