GNR Guitarist: 'Fans Don't Want to Hear About New Shows, They Want to Hear About New Music'
Bumblefoot also addresses the fans who only accept the band's classic lineup.
Posted on Jul 05, 2013 04:20 pm
Axeman Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal of rock giants Guns N' Roses recently addressed the matter of the group's new album, basically calling it the thing fans are interested in the most.
During a chat with Time Out Dubai, Bumblefoot was once again very honest in his statements, saying that "fans don't want to hear about new shows, they want to hear about new music.""Well we were supposed to start writing after the end of this last run but I went to India! When I get back, I hope we can all get together, and live it and focus on creating new music together," the guitarist said. "Fans don't want to hear about new shows, they want to hear about new music."
The axeman also addressed the fans who refuse to accept any of the GNR lineups besides the classic one, drawing an interesting parallel to the iconic Star Wars saga.
"There were six Star Wars movies," he kicked off. "If you only watch up to 'The Empire Strikes Back,' that's fine, but you're kind of missing the rest of the story. And there's probably some good things in there that you can get out of it. But it's your choice; it's there for whoever wants it. If not, that's fine. There's enough of everything in the world to please everybody."
According to the previous reports, the new album is nearly complete and should drop sometime during 2014.
The band's latest release, "Chinese Democracy," saw its release in November 2008 as the sixth GNR studio effort. After debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, it ultimately went on to sell well over 615,000 units in the US.