File this news under 'Hot Damn!' In an announcement 25+ years in the making, Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash confirmed in a recent interview that he, Axl Rose, Duff McKagan and guitarist Richard Fortus are working on a new Gn'R record.
Speaking to TVK's Rock City, Slash discussed the possibility of a new album.
“Axl, Duff, myself, and Richard have all talked about [a new album]. There’s material and stuff going on already for a new record,” said Slash.
After spending much of 2018 performing with Guns N' Roses, Slash is currently touring Europe with his side project featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators (that tour will hit North American starting in July).
Guitarist Richard Fortus confirmed with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that work on the album should continue once Slash's tour wraps in mid-August.
“Once he gets back from that, we’re gonna get some more recording done and hopefully get an album out soon," stated Fortus.
While Gn'R fans will be thrilled with the news of possible new material, they've also learned over the years that the band operates on their own unpredictable schedule. Slash confirmed the lack of a set timeline in the interview.
“It’s just, with Guns N’ Roses, you don’t go, ‘Oh, there’s a plan, and it’s gonna be like this,’ because that’s not how it works," said Slash. "Basically, the only real answer to give is we’re hoping to put a new record out, and we’ll just see what happens when it happens.”