GN'R to 'Take Some Time Off,' Dizzy Reed Announces

Band may not return until 2015.

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In a new interview with Billboard, Guns N' Roses keyboard player Dizzy Reed has announced that the band will be taking some time off.

Reed, who joined the group in 1990, notes that it may be 2015 before we hear anything from GN'R:

"Guns are definitely taking some time off, but we'll see. I'm not sure if we're gonna be doing anything else this year. Hopefully we will, but definitely next year. We can't stay away too long."

However, he refuted rumors that Guns N' Roses are breaking up for good, stating:

"You know, so much of that crap gets out there, you can't believe any of it. At this point, having been in the band for so long, nothing surprises me. When I hear things like that I immediately dismiss them until I hear further. I'm never really concerned enough to even ask where it came from, or why, because if it's that important I'll be getting a phone call."

Reed also commented on the status of a new Guns N' Roses album, noting that the band has been working on new songs, while finishing up music left over from the "Chinese Democracy" sessions:

"I think a lot of it is either finished or close to being finished - it's just a matter of picking which songs and where and when and in what order. And if there's other things that come up that are worthy enough to add to that, then that's gonna happen, too."

He noted that there is, as yet, no set release date for the follow up album:

"No, I gave up on that a long time ago, with the last record. It'll come out when it comes out, when it's ready."

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    The jazz Man
    Time off??! When exactly were they on?
    They're always touring, but I really wish they would give us some new material. I'm sure it would put even more energy into their shows to have some fresh songs to play, too... I'm not sure why they're not playing them live already anyway.
    I can believe this..... but i cant at the same after hearing all the post about the new album and it is almost here and now they are all going into hibernating wtf why do they play these games with there fans. This is a cruel way to treat your fans GnR give back to your fans where is the new album
    Irwin Navarro
    Am I the only one who's thinking that they should just retire the name "Guns N Roses" and just call it the Axl Rose solo band or go under a different band name (Chinese Democracy would be nice). Truth be told. GNR died when Slash and Duff left. Even Velvet Revolver is more "GNR" than this current GNR.
    Wow, no. Actually, I think you might really be the only one to ever have said that in the history of this or any other site! I can't remember the last time I read an article where someone mentioned that SAME idea. You're a revolutionary!
    Guns N Roses, technically, should've been renamed after Tracii left
    Quite amusingly, LA Guns also continues without him.
    There's 2 LA Guns. One with Phil Lewis and one with Tracii. It's kinda weird now that there are 2 bands, both claiming to be the original.
    New album first ..then take time off... what happened to after the Vegas tour we are really going to start working on the the new album why do they say all this shit if they are not going to do it why.... why... this really pisses me off ****ing lying *******s
    I like C.D.. and have been hearing about this new album for 3 years now and just when you think it is right here you can almost taste it..and now it is gone
    This band should just retire. They have become a nostalgia act, playing nothing but GnR covers, some occasional other cover. Nothing that they play was written by all like, 10 people it seems that are in the band. Literally every song they play had multiple other musicians who wrote it. Just let it die, Axl. Pull the plug already.
    I have a feeling they don't play any of this Chinese Democracy era stuff because Axl can't sing it anymore and DJ can't play it. He even admitted that Riad is too difficult for him.
    I understand all the touring can take its toll on a band, but don't say you are working on album then postpone everything for a year. Not cool.