The new Guns N' Roses
record is nearly complete - and it's only been five years since "Chinese Democracy"
If five years seems a long time, it's nothing compared to the wait for their last album which took 15 years to release after 1993's "The Spaghetti Inccident?."
The update on their new record came from guitarist Richard Fortus
, who told Noise 11
that the band have been busy in the studio and that most songs have been completed. He says it won't be released this year, but fans can look forward to a 2014 release if all goes to plan.
There's no sign exactly how many songs have been completed, or how many tracks will appear on the album, but it's the best sign yet that the production process is finally coming to a close.
And considering that "Chinese Democracy" cost a reported $13 million to produce, the new album is probably coming in under budget too.
Meanwhile, Gn'R have been posting new US tour dates
, and are preparing to release
a 3D concert film of their Las Vegas residency from last year, featuring bombastic performances of 34 songs spanning their whole career.
Can you hold your excitement for a new Gn'R record? If not, spill it out in the comments.