Slash Shares His Wish About Guns N’ Roses’ Future
The reunion of the classic lineups always excites their fans, which was also the case with Guns N’ Roses, as they came together after all that turmoil. However, besides the increased enthusiasm, reunions also lead to high expectations. The band’s guitarist Slash revealed his desire for the band’s future in a recent chat with SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk.
“I wanna go in and cut a whole brand new record at some point, probably sooner than later,” said Slash when asked whether they have plans to work on new music soon. “But other than that, we have stuff that we’ve still got to come out. So that’s gonna be coming out piecemeal over the next — I don’t know — over the next few months or something like that,” he added, referring to the songs they haven’t released yet.
Aside from the two new GNR songs, ‘Absurd‘ and ‘Hard Skool,’ released last year, the band also reworked some older tracks during the pandemic. “There’s a handful of those songs that we actually fixed up and did when we were in lockdown, so those have yet to be released. So those are gonna come out. They’re really good, too. So I’m excited for those. We’re just gonna put out like one or two songs, and another one or two songs. And I think that’s gonna be pretty much all of ’em. I’m not sure exactly how many we did in total,” said Slash.
The musician continued by talking about their upcoming tour plans and when the fans should expect new music from GNR by saying, “So that’s basically it. We have one more tour left to do next summer, and then that’ll free us up to be able to go in and work on a new record.” Following the 2023 summer tour, Slash intends to enter the studio to produce new original material.
Guns N’ Roses’ 1994 cover of ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ by the Rolling Stones marked the band’s final track to feature Slash on lead guitar before his eventual departure in 1996. So, the songs ‘Absurd‘ and ‘Hard Skool‘ were the first new tracks featuring the guitarist after his 2016 reunion with the band. It looks like Slash is very eager to record more new material with the band in the coming months.