Guns N ‘Roses hasn’t written any new songs, says Slash
Slash said Guns N ‘Roses hasn’t started writing new songs since their reunion began over five years ago.
While Slash had previously discussed working on material with the band, it appears he was referring to songs Axl Rose wrote during the time he was working without guitarist and bassist Duff McKagan, who returned to the band in 2016.
“As far as the new Guns go, we haven’t even gotten to that point to sit down and write really seriously,” Slash told Audacy Music in a new interview as he discussed his fourth solo LP at to come. “We did a lot of material that kind of sat there for a while. So [new music] will be a concentrated effort in itself.
The group recently released the tracks “Absurd” and “Hard Skool” featuring the current lineup on works previously composed by singer Rose. “They both have a lot of history,” Slash explained. “Axl has all these songs that he recorded at some point along the way. And so Duff and I went to basically redo them. … Like, I wrote my own kind of parts about what else is going on and kind of took the drums and did everything else.
You can watch the interview below.
In January 2020, Slash noted that a Guns N ‘Roses album was in the works, but there were questions about what form it might take. “Things are happening, but there are no details,” he said. “More than anything, it’s because of the nature of the industry right now. It’s like, how do you want to do that? I mean, there’s material and there’s recording and there’s crap, but we’re not really sure what we’re doing with it right now.
Almost a year earlier, McKagan had said that a new album was ‘real’, but added that ‘the fun part and the cool part of Guns N’ Roses is that we don’t really talk about it, and what happens. then happens. … I’ve heard some wonderful stuff from Axl – really cool stuff he’s working on. So I’m excited about the possibilities with this, of course. I don’t want to make anyone mad. Our day will come when it does, that’s for sure.
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