Guns N’ Roses guitarist says band are on ‘hiatus’ but that he expects it won’t last long

Band have not performed live since July 2014

Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba has said that the band are on a hiatus at the moment, but that he expects them to return soon.

The band, fronted by Axl Rose, have not performed live since July 2014 and do not have any gigs scheduled in the future. However Ashba denied suggestion that the band will not play again.

“I’ve got his back whenever he needs me,” Ashba told the Las Vegas Sun. “Ever since I joined GN’R six years ago, it’s almost been non-stop touring. But we’ve kind of talked of more touring, and I’m looking at this more as a hiatus than the end.”

These quotes go against what fellow band member Richard Fortus said earlier this year. Guitar player Fortus said that he didn’t think the band would play live any time soon, but that they were working on new music.

Last summer, Axl Rose claimed Guns N’ Roses have two new albums almost ready for release. He said that the band have finished recording a follow-up to 2008 album ‘Chinese Democracy’, and also confirmed the existence of a ‘Chinese Democracy’ remix album.

His remarks were confirmed by Guns N’ Roses keyboard player Dizzy Reed in November 2014.