Slash is Working On New Music For a New Guns N’ Roses Album

In a brand new interview with Sweetwater’s Nick Bowcott, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash was has given fans an update on his other music projects including Guns N Roses! He responded (hear audio below, text transcribed by Blabbermouth.net): “I’ve been pretty much a homebody, but I’ve been back and forth between my studio in the house and doing a lot of writing and recording on my own. I’ve been jamming with Duff [McKagan, Guns N’ Roses bassist] and I’ve been jamming with Axl [Rose, Guns N’ Roses singer], and I’ve been doing stuff like that, so we’ve been getting some work done that way. But I haven’t been doing much else. I haven’t been doing any collaborations with the odd artists and whatnot. [I’m] basically just focusing on writing new music and recording demos and recording guitar stuff for Guns and whatnot.”

Slash, who is notorious for his road-warrior ways, also discussed what it has been like spending so much time at home without being able to perform live.

“It’s frustrating, because we would be on the road right now,” he said. “The whole [Guns N’ Roses] tour from March all the way through September is obviously canceled until next year. And then we don’t even know for sure what’s gonna happen next year. So that was frustrating. I had a cat who was really sick, and it was sort of a blessing that I was home to be there for her the whole time that she was sick. And I had to put her down, actually, a few days ago. But it would have been horrible if I had been gone and Meegan [Hodges, Slash’s girlfriend] was left to deal with it all on her own. So there was somewhat of a blessing there. And it’s been good to be with the kids and just to sort of be around. So those are the small blessings. So I try not to complain; I just sort of deal with it. The frustrating part about it was being home and doing nothing but house work for a couple of months.”

As previously reported, Guns N’ Roses’ previously announced summer 2020 North American stadium tour has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The nearly two-month-long trek was scheduled to kick off on July 4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and run through August 26 on Missoula, Montana.

The band is now reportedly working on a new studio album — the first under the GUNS banner since 2008’s “Chinese Democracy” and the first to feature Rose, Slash and McKagan since 1993.

Guns N’ Roses’ reunion tour features classic-lineup members Slash, McKagan and Rose backed by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.

Hookers and Blow Shares New Video for Rolling Stones Cover – “Rocks Off”

Hookers & Blow, the now legendary project formed by longtime Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi, hit the studio to record a covers album that will be released later this year via Golden Robot Records. The band has used producer Alistair James who recently worked with Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, and Johnny Depp on the newest Hollywood Vampires album. After sharing their tribute to Eddie Money with his classic ‘Shakin’’, they have shared a new single and video. Watch the clip for Rollings Stones’ deep cut ‘Rocks Off’ from Exile On Main Street.

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Hookers and Blow (Guns N Roses) Share Eddie Money Cover – “Shakin”

Hookers & Blow the covers and originals Rock band featuring Guns N Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi have shared a new single! The track is the Eddie Money hit single ‘Shakin’, out now via Golden Robot Records. The track also includes Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb/Type O Negative, Danzig) – Drums/Vocals, Scott Griffin (LA Guns) – Bass and Nadja Reed – Vocals. Rock out now and throw em up to the sky for The Money Man! Continue reading

Guns N Roses Adds Second London Concert for 2020 Due To Overwhelming Demand

Due to overwhelming demand, Guns N Roses has had to add a second show in London next May. The new London date at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is scheduled for May 30 — one day after the previously announced concert at the same venue. A statement about the U.K. shows reads: “The event marks the first live music concert to be staged at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since the venue opened in April this year and the two nights will be the only dates that the band will be performing their enormous and beloved catalogue of hits in the U.K.” Tickets are on sale now through Live Nation. The GNR “Not In This Lifetime” tour, which began three and a half years ago, recently became the No. 3 highest-grossing tour in the history of Billboard Boxscore. Continue reading

Guns N Roses Books New Fall US Tour Dates

Guns N’ Roses has booked new “Not In This Lifetime” tour dates in the U.S this fall. The band revealed eight new dates across the United States, kicking off September 25 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The shows include two back-to-back nights on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, in Las Vegas at the legendary Colosseum at Caesars Palace, GN’R’s most intimate venue since the 2017 performance at the Apollo Theater. Pre-sale for the new dates starts on June 18 at 10 a.m. local time, with V.I.P. packages available then. General sale begins on June 21 at 10 a.m. local time. These eight shows join a previously revealed run of major festivals that will bring the band to cities across the United States, along with two colossal stadium dates in Mexico. The wide range of festivals GN’R will hit include Louder Than Life, Austin City Limits, Exit 111 and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. Continue reading

Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses) Shares Video For Solo Album Title Track – “Rock ‘N Roll Ain’t Easy”

Guns N’ Roses keyboard player Dizzy Reed dropped a new solo album in 2018, via Golden Robot Records, Rock ‘N Roll Ain’t Easy. Now he has shared the video for the track, featuring his usual backing band Hookers & Blow. Watch it now! Continue reading

Guns N’ Roses Books Tour Of Asia For This Fall

Guns N’ Roses has booked a tour of Asia for this fall, continuing the wildly successful “Not In This Lifetime” Tour. The seven-date tour kicks off on November 8th in Jakarta, Indonesia, will include the band’s first-ever visit to Manila, Philippines, as well as stops in Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi. See the special message from the band below. Continue reading

Guns N’ Roses Announces European Summer Tour Dates For 2018

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Already announced as a headliner for Download Festival, Guns N’ Roses have announced a full headline tour of European Festivals and their own shows for next summer. In addition to Donwload Fest in the UK, France and Spain, GNR will also appear at Grasspop Metal Meeting, and more. Full details below. Continue reading

Download Confirms Guns N Roses As Final Headliner For 2018

Guns N Roses will spend 2018 as the third year of their mostly sold-out “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour, and now they will serve as the Friday night headliner for Download 2018! The band has played 100 shows worldwide and sold 1 million tickets since reuniting and completing their first extensive touring since 1993. The line-up of GNR includes original members Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, plus Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reese. Continue reading

Guns N Roses Leaks St. Louis Date For Spring Tour Of The USA

Guns N Roses. Photo credit: Katarina Benzova

Guns N Roses. Photo credit: Katarina Benzova

Rock fans rejoice as Guns N Roses, fresh off the final night of their 2016 “Not In The Lifetime Tour” dropped news on their US fans for 2016. Guitarist Richard Fortus posted to his personal Facebook page, a tour date teaser for St. Louis, Missouri. Continue reading