For fans of Guns N' Roses, the wait for a new album might be coming to an end.
One of the many things fans of the group have had to get used to over the years – aside from band disputes and over the top personalities – is that they normally find themselves waiting a rather long while before a new record is released. The band's last full album, Chinese Democracy, was released in 2008 – 15 years after The Spaghetti Incident? back in 1993. Because of this, the lengthy wait for a new one from the band is anything but surprising.
However, frontman Axl Rose recently spoke to Revolver and dropped hints of two new albums, claiming there has been one finished for a little while as well as a remix currently in the works.
"We recorded a lot of things before Chinese was out," the singer said. "We've worked more on some of those things and we've written a few new things. But basically, we have what I call kind of the second half of Chinese.
That's already recorded," he adds. "And then we have a remix album made of the songs from Chinese. That's been done for a while, too."
So, is there a new Guns N' Roses album coming out in the near future? Well, it's hard to tell, but the material appears to be completed so perhaps some excitement is in order. If we're lucky, a new album could drop in the next 1, 5 or 10 years. Also, back in 2013, guitarist Richard Fortus and DJ Ashba confirmed that a new Guns N' Roses album would be out within a year. And while it still hasn't happened, Rose's recent interview keeps us hopeful. At least fans can rest peacefully knowing he is not retiring from music, despite rumors that began earlier this month.
The band is currently in residency at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas until next month. In the Revolver interview, Rose states, "after Vegas, we're going to start looking very seriously at what we're doing in that regard."
In the meantime, the band has confirmed the release of a 3D concert film entitled Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live from the Hard Rock Casino – Las Vegas.