Slash hints at new Guns N' Roses album: "I would love to see a Guns record get done"
The guitarist, who is currently touring with Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, in support of the new album 'Living the Dream' hopes to put out a new original GNR record soon.
While Slash released his third studio album with side project Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators 'Living The Dream' just last month, the Guns N' Roses guitar legend has expressed his interest in putting out a new record with his primary unit.
In a recent interview with Los Angeles Times, Slash, who is currently on tour with Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, spoke about his plans for 2019 and beyond. The guitarist will rejoin GN’R for a series of late fall shows this year that will conclude with the band’s first-ever concert in Hawaii. “Next year is all touring [with The Conspirators], but going beyond that, obviously I’m not going to not mention wanting to do a Guns record along the way," the guitar virtuoso said in the interview.
"It’s not a personal challenge or anything, but I would love to see a Guns record get done and have it be, to us, really great. That would be awesome."
He added: “I’m looking forward to The Conspirators tour. I’m really happy with the record. For the most part, that’s it — do this tour, let’s hope for a Guns thing, let’s just keep it all going.”
For the sake of the millions of elated fans who were overjoyed by Guns N' Roses' reunion back in 2016 (after decades of a bitter feud between Slash and GN'R frontman Axl Rose), let's hope that "a Guns thing" will surface sooner than later. Guns N' Roses' last original studio album arrived 10 years ago in the form of the highly controversial 'Chinese Democracy' -- their sixth studio LP -- which was recorded amidst creative differences and a bitter rift in the band.
Elsewhere in the interview, Slash also spoke about how he was initially skeptical about Axl Rose filling in as AC/DC's frontman in 2016 when singer Brian Johnson was forced to bow out of the band due to the risk of total hearing loss. "The Axl-doing-AC/DC thing, I went and checked that out, and it was awesome," Slash remarked.
"I was probably as skeptical as anybody because of the iconic status of the band, and he pulled it off and it was great,” he said.
On a related note, there have been rumors of Brian Johnson reuniting with AC/DC, possibly for a new album. After a photo surfaced in August showing Johnson hanging out with drummer Phil Rudd and the rest of the band outside Warehouse Studios in Vancouver, there has been a fair amount of speculation that something new is brewing in the AC/DC camp, although there has been no official word from the band's management so far.