Guns N’ Roses have enough new material to record “two or three” new albums, according to guitarist Richard Fortus.
Speaking to VerdamMnis magazine (via Classic Rock), Fortus said that he and his bandmates, who released their last album ‘Chinese Democracy’ in 2008, had been busy working on new material.
“So much has been recorded, we could get two or three albums, seriously,” he said. “We sent our files in all directions. We can’t wait to put it out as soon as possible.”
However, keyboardist Dizzy Reed did add that although the band had a wealth of new material to choose from, they were still unsure about when any new records would be released – and that the final say would belong to frontman Axl Rose. “It’ll be good,” he said. “When will it come out? We still don’t know. Only Axl knows, but it is very secret. Be patient.”
Last month, Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba was reportedly involved in an altercation at a club in Las Vegas. Ashba, who joined the band in 2009 after Robin Finck parted ways with the group to rejoin Nine Inch Nails, was in attendance at the US city’s Planet Hollywood over the weekend, watching singer Romeo Santos perform. Reports claimed that a fight broke out between Ashba and another clubber over an e-cigarette that the musician was using.
Meanwhile, former Guns N’ Roses member Duff McKagan recently dismissed claims that his band copied Australian Crawls 1981 song ‘Unpublished Critics’ for ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’. The case came to light earlier this month when Australian blog Max TV highlighted similarities between the songs. The Aussie band’s singer James Reyne said the two songs were undeniably similar, but that he had no intention of suing Guns N’ Roses.