The reunited classic line-up of the band – featuring Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan – will headline Coachella Festival in California this April, as well as a pair of warm-up shows and a gig in Mexico.
The band’s former publicist, Arlett Vereecke, has now told Classic Rock that guitarist Slash has been in the studio working on new Guns N’ Roses material>
“I know they’re doing some recording,” Vereecke reportedly said. “They’re definitely doing something there in the studio. Axl hasn’t been there, but Slash is definitely in there and it’s not for anyone else.”
The band’s former manager Alan Niven also claimed that bassist Duff McKagan and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin have been recording music, potentially for the projecy.
Niven said: “Duff and Izzy were in the studio before Christmas doing stuff. At a casual glance I think they’ve got at least a couple of tracks down.”
Slash originally left Guns N’ Roses in 1996, with McKagan departing the following year. The guitarist recently said that he has reconciled with Rose after the pair “dispelled some of that negative stuff”.
Guns N’ Roses will play the following live dates:
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV (April 8, 9)
Coachella, Indio, CA (16)
Foro Sol, Mexico City, MX (19)
Coachella, Indio, CA (23)