G’N’R: DEMOCRACY FOR ALL

Axl Rose talks about the long-awaited new album 'Chinese Democracy'...

Guns N’ Roses frontman AXL ROSE has been talking about the band’s forthcoming new album ‘CHINESE DEMOCRACY’ – and described it as a mix of industrial rock and electronica.

Talking to the current issue of ROLLING STONE magazine, Axl said: “I’d like to take some of the old Guns fans along with me gradually into the twenty-first century.”

The album, their first of new material since 1991, is pencilled for release this summer.

The first track from the album, the hard-edged ‘OH MY GOD!’, was the first taste of LP after it was featured on the soundtrack for recent Arnold Schwarzenegger movie ‘END OF DAYS’

Axl continued: “What we’re trying to do is build Guns’n’ Roses back into something.”

The album features keyboardist DIZZY REED who played on G’N’R’s USE YOUR ILLUSION I’ and II, producer SEAN BEAVAN, who’s previously worked with MARILYN MANSON and NINE INCH NAILS, former REPLACEMENTS bassist TOMMY STINSON, drummer JOSH FREESE, formerly of THE VANDALS and guitarist PAUL HUGE.

Axl also spoke sadly about the band members that he’d parted company with over the years – though he stressed he could never work with them again.

The flamboyant frontman also said he was confident of getting another album out of the hours of material they’d already recorded – and he reckons it could be even more leftfield.