Axl Rose Promises New Guns N' Roses Album

Axl Rose says record will come out sooner than "Chinese Democracy".

Axl Rose Promises New Guns N' Roses Album
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For a man whose status as a rock and roll hermit is somewhat notorious, Axl Rose has been bizarrely public in recent weeks. First, there was the singer's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel last week. Now, Rose has been talking to USA Today, giving information on the new Guns N' Roses album and his relationship with the band's classic line-up in the process. Speaking on the new album, Axl stated: "All the guys are writing, and we recorded a lot of songs over the years. We'll figure out what we feel best about. 'Chinese Democracy' was done in piecemeal with one person here and one there at different times. 'Appetite For Destruction' was the only thing written with lyrics and melody fitting the guitar parts at the same time. After that, I got a barrage of guitar songs that I was supposed to put words to, and I don't know if that was the best thing for Guns. I do want to lean more toward lyrics and melody." He also blamed the lengthy production process of "Chinese Democracy" on the politics of the music industry: "I had to deal with so many other things that don't have to do with music but have to do with the industry. There's such a loss of time. It was more about survival. There wasn't anyone to work with or trust. Someone would come in to help produce and the reality was they just wanted to mix it and get it out the door. They had a different agenda. [The next album] will come out sooner." And when asked if he could see a truce with the classic line-up of Guns N' Roses in the future, Axl had the following to say: "I feel that ball's not in my court. I'm surviving this war, not the one who created this war." Excited about the prospect of the new GN'R record? Or would you rather hear something from the original band? Let us know in the comments.

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    jamiey1
    Good that Axl has finally came out and said that their will be a new album. The other members have came out saying their will be one but I and probably others wanted to hear it from Axl himself. Wish interviewers would stop changing the subject to the old band though, no wonder he doesn't do much interviews, I would be fed up saying the same things over and over as well. Yes the old band was amazing but members change over time, lets hear about what is happening with the current members not what happened about 20 years ago.
    Keepy
    a) its quite nice to actually see him come out and do some interviews that are initially avout the music without it being a retourte to something someones said b) whats he's said there is actually pretty possitive about the creation of music.. which again is quite refreshing its only when the interviewer has tried to steer the conversation that it got crappy
    Jesus_Dean
    And when asked if he could see a truce with the classic line-up of Guns N' Roses in the future, Axl had the following to say: "I feel that ball's not in my court. I'm surviving this war, not the one who created this war." Excited about the prospect of the new GN'R record? Or would you rather hear something from the original band? Let us know in the comments. Damn, that horse is dead!! Leave it alone already!
    getawaygman
    sometimes he feels like he's beating a dead horse
    IrishConnor1994
    I don't know if it will be out soon, but I'm happy Axl finally gave us the confirmation about a new record. And to those still avoiding the new GN'R because "Slash isn't there", give Chinese Democracy another try, I recently started a blog where I did a track by track review of Chinese Democracy that you can check out here http://www.therocknmetalblog.blogspot.ca...
    GaryBillington
    From what I've read elsewhere a lot of the time spent making Chinese Democracy was actually spent making the next two albums as well, so maybe it won't be too long. That could just be wishful thinking though...
    MegadethFan18
    Yeah before CD came out Sebastian Bach was saying Axl had about 3 albums worth of songs, although Axl himself said there isn't as much as Bach thinks there is. It's still early days but this is easily my most anticipated release and it will be until it comes out. DJ Ashba has some great stuff on his solo album and I really want to hear what he comes up with in Guns the solos on CD were phenomenal.
    Faxl
    I think more and more these days that axl should have gone solo, still go through the same search for band members etc, and do theatres. Imagine the difference - "CD was pretty overblown, but it was his solo thing, at least he's leaving Gun alone"
    nick1227
    He said the next album will come out sooner than Chinese Democracy.....BUT THAT COULD STILL BE YEARS!!!!
    TimLarkin
    I hope this takes 20+ years to release, so maybe they'll die before its finished.
    rhoadesrules
    Are we still talking about this reunion? they had 1 good album in 1987. most overated band in the history of music.
    seanjtysoe
    i somewhat agree. gnr lies has been forgotten and the illusion albums only have a few actual good songs between them and a lot of filler. chinese democracy is a solid album but its obviously very different.i think its best there isnt a reunion anyway.
    rhoadesrules
    yes lies was a good ep but in the grand scheme one album wonders. illusion 1 and 2 a lot of filler, like you said. when they play their songs on the radio it is usually off AFD. As for a reunion i dont think there will ever be one. Slash and Axl hate each other.
    Beffyyy
    "I got a barrage of guitar songs that I was supposed to put words to, and I don't know if that was the best thing for Guns." - Isn't that because he didn't attend rehearsal? That said, UYI 1&2 are probably equally my favourite albums of all time.