Guns N’ Roses ‘Planning’ New Album: ‘We’re Assembling Ideas’

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Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus offered an update on GNR making a new album in a new StageLeft podcast interview. Alternative Nation transcribed Fortus’ comments.

“We haven’t started recording anything, when I say that, as far as in the studio doing an album. We’ve been recording a lot of stuff, just ideas, assembling ideas, but not going into a studio and actually tracking a new record.

He added that he thinks a new album will happen.

“Yeah, I do. It’s sort of too good not to happen at this point, that’s how I feel about it. This band is really a force right now, and I definitely hope that we do, and I think we’re all sort of counting on it, and we’re also planning on it.”

He also discussed Axl Rose’s genius when it comes to songwriting.

“I think the genius of Axl is his ability to assemble songs, from different parts, and make them feel cohesive as a song. I’ve never seen anybody able to do that in the same way.”

He also praised Dizzy Reed and Duff McKagan’s backing vocals live.

“Really, the majority of the vocals live are Dizzy and Duff. I used to sing a lot more, but most of the vocals are covered by those two guys, the backups, and they’re both really strong singers, Melissa as well.”