While the Guns N’ Roses reunion has been a smashing success on the road, the prospect of new music from the band is less definitive. In a new interview, guitarist Slash indicates that the band isn’t quite certain what the plan should be in terms of releasing anything.
Speaking with Guitar.com about his new collection of Gibson acoustic and Les Paul electric models, Slash says of the band’s plans, “There’s been no definitive answer on anything and I’ll just keep keep to that. Stuff is happening, but there are no specifics.”
He continues, “More than anything, it’s because of the nature of the industry right now. It’s just like, ‘How do you want to do this?’ I mean, there’s material and there’s recording and there’s s*** going on, but we’re not really sure what we’re doing with it right now.”
Of course, as Slash notes, the music industry has changed dramatically since 1993, which is the last time he, Axl Rose and Duff McKagan all made a record together as GN’R.
“There’s a handful people who said, ‘Yeah, make a record and go old school,"” he reveals. “And there’s a handful of people that are like, ‘We don’t even know what buying a record is any more!"”
While the band works out what to do music-wise, they’ve got plenty of live performances on their schedule. They’ll play the Super Bowl Music Fest in Miami on January 31, and in March, they’ll tour South America. In May, they’ll perform in Europe.
Axl, Slash and Duff launched their Not in This Lifetime reunion tour in 2016, marking the first time the trio had shared the stage together since 1993. The worldwide outing became the third-highest-grossing tour of all time.
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