GUNS N’ ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed tells RollingStone.com the band has “a shitload of songs” — at least one or two CDs’ worth — that were recorded while making the 2008 album “Chinese Democracy”. “If the new record is not done, then it’s close to being done,” he says. “I think it’s just a matter of picking out which songs will be on it.” As for the direction of the music, Reed says that the recordings were “congruent with ‘Chinese Democracy’.”
GUNS N’ ROSES frontman Axl Rose hinted in a rare new interview with Revolver magazine that a follow-up to “Chinese Democracy” could be in the works. Rose explained, “We recorded a lot of things before ‘Chinese’ was out. We’ve worked more on some of those things and we’ve written a few new things. But basically, we have what I call kind of 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.”
During a recent interview with “The Louvau Show”, GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Daren Jay “DJ” Ashba was asked whether there are any concrete plans for the current lineup of the band to go into the studio and record new music. He said: “Before I joined the band, there’s two more albums’ worth of songs that already had been recorded and Axl‘s played me a part of it. It’s great stuff. I can’t wait. I think we’re gonna tear into it. And, of course, I’m a songwriter and producer, and I have 13 or 14 brand new songs, and everybody kind of has their own songs. So lack of songs really isn’t the problem.”
He continued: “To be honest, we’ve been touring so hardcore since I’ve been in the band — we’ve been around the world four or five times in the last five years — so it’s just a matter of, really, ‘Hey, let’s stop touring for a bit and put together what we feel.. Let’s sift through [all] the songs and song ideas and put together what we feel is gonna be the next best GUNS N’ ROSES record.”
GUNS N’ ROSES‘ “Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live From The Hard Rock Casino – Las Vegas” sold around 4,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The show was filmed on November 21, 2012 during the “Appetite For Democracy” tour in celebration of twenty-five years of “Appetite For Destruction” and four years of “Chinese Democracy”.