By: Annie Scaramuzzino
Fans of Guns N’ Roses have been awaiting a new album from the band since 2008’s Chinese Democracy, and it seems as though their wish may be coming sooner rather than later.
During a recent interview with Noise11, guitarist Richard Fortus stated that the GNR’s latest effort is nearly done, with most of the songs already completed.
Fortus’s announcement is in synch with Axl Rose’s encouraging report back in February when he told Adelaide Now that a new album was a “definite maybe.” Keyboardist Dizzy Reed also stated to Maitland Mercury the following month that the group had been throwing ideas around for a while, with a lot of material already “in the can.”
One conflicting report came when guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal stated during an interview at the 2013 National Fiery Food and Barbecue Show back in March that, not only had the band not been in the studio together, but they also hadn’t written anything for a new record.
For now, we’ll stick with the positive, as Fortus suggested that GNR’s latest LP will be released sometime in 2014.
Meanwhile, Guns N’ Roses has several concert dates scheduled for the summer, beginning with an appearance at the Rocklahoma festival on May 24 in Pryor, OK.
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