In today’s don’t-get-your-hopes-up-just-yet department Axl Rose has told Revolver (via Rolling Stone) that Guns N’ Roses have tracked not one but two new albums since releasing their long-delayed Chinese Democracy LP in 2008.
“We recorded a lot of things before Chinese was out,” Rose explained, surprising no one, considering the album took nearly a decade to finish. “We’ve worked more on some of those things and we’ve written a few new things. But basically, we have what I call the second half of Chinese. That’s already recorded. And then we have a remix album made of the songs from Chinese. That’s been done for a while, too.”
Done but not quite delivered. The band has to finish their Hard Rock residency in Las Vegas first, decide “what we’re doing” and as Rose put it, “”Hopefully very soon we’re going to have new stuff out … well, in the next year.”
In other somewhat surprising G N’ R news, Rose is also mulling over his recent onstage reunion with Duff McKagan. The former bassist filled in for Tommy Stinson during the band’s South American tour due to his commitments with the Replacements.
“It’s possible,” the singer said after being asked about whether the pair would continue working together. “I don’t know yet. It depends on scheduling, or what shows Tommy wants to do with the Replacements and stuff like that. And you know, almost everybody in the band has some kind of issue going on, personally. There’s people who have lost family members. Other people are dealing with separations. Sometimes court gets in the way. Real life!”