Will fans still get their hands on the promised Guns N' Roses new album next year? The band's future is currently in limbo but the good news is they are not talking about disbanding anytime soon.Will fans still get their hands on the promised Guns N' Roses new album next year? The band's future is currently in limbo but the good news is they are not talking about disbanding anytime soon.
The band is currently inactive and they might take quite some time as they just lost their guitarist, DJ Ashba.
Looking on the bright side, band guitarist Richard Fortus confirmed that they are determined to release a Guns N' Roses new album which will likely come out in 2016 per the guitarist.
"We're gonna be doing stuff next year," Fortus told Live Wire asked how soon will fans get to hear their next album. "Chinese Democracy. "We're not gonna have anything out this year. Yeah, next year, next year it should be out and we'll be touring."
Now, the only question that remains is who will be their next guitarist. Ultimate Classic Rock reported that DJ Ashba's prime reason for leaving the band is that his heart belongs to his other band, Sixx:A.M.
"it is with a very heavy heart and yet great pride that I announce that I've decided to close this chapter of my life and encapsulate the wonderful times that I've shared with Guns N' Roses into fond memories," Ashba wrote.
"I have reached a point in my life where I feel its time to dedicate myself to my band Sixx:A.M., my adoring wife and family, and to the many new adventures that the future holds for me."
Is this an opening for the legendary Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash? It is worth noting that he confirmed that there is no longer any bad blood between him and vocalist Axl Rose. Although he is not sure of returning, he is not closing the door.
"It was probably way overdue, you know," Slash explained to Consequence of Sound. "But it's.... you know, it's very cool at this point. You know, let some of that, sort of, negative... dispel some of that negative stuff that was going on for so long."
Then asked about a possible reunion, he said, "Oh, I couldn't answer that one, though."