During a recent interview with Classic Rock, Slash confirmed that Guns N’ Roses are planning to continue releasing new music. He said the following about that:
“There’s new Guns material coming out as we speak, and we’ll probably keep putting it out until the entire record’s worth of stuff is done and then put it out solid. It’s cool. I’m enjoying working on the stuff and having a good time doing it.”
It looks like Guns N’ Roses have a 30th anniversary deluxe reissue of “Use Your Illusion” in the works. Slash recently confirmed the news to Biff Bam Pop!.
Slash said the following:
“It got delayed by the pandemic but it is coming out, I think this summer. There’s a bunch of cool live stuff on it — a couple shows. The Ritz [in New York City] from the ’90s, like early ’90s, and a show that we did in Las Vegas back in 1989, I think it was. And it’s actually the show that I met my ex-wife at, so I was really hard-pressed to even do the fucking record.”
Blabbermouth also shared more info on the shows that the guitarist mentioned:
“Slash was apparently referencing the last of the three warm-up shows GUNS N’ ROSES booked at the Ritz in New York prior to embarking on its “Use Your Illusion” tour in 1991. The May 16, 1991 concert was notable for being the night singer Axl Rose broke a foot after taking a flying leap during the band’s performance of “You Could Be Mine”.
As for the Las Vegas show that is included in the set, Slash was apparently talking about the January 25, 1992 performance at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is where he and his now-ex-wife Perla Ferrar first met.”
Guns N’ Roses have shared a new lyric video for their latest single “Hard Skool.” As previously reported, that track was originally recorded during the “Chinese Democracy” sessions under the working title “Jackie Chan.” The song is currently available digitally and it can also be pre-ordered on 7″ vinyl along with “ABSUЯD” and on CD and cassette along with “ABSUЯD” and live versions of “Don’t Cry” and “You’re Crazy.” The physical copies will be released on February 25.
Funko have released some new Pop! Deluxe Album figures based on AC/DC’s “Back In Black,“ Guns N’ Roses‘ “Appetite For Destruction,” and KISS’ “Destroyer.“ All three collectibles are available through Walmart.
The headliners have been revealed for next year’s Welcome To Rockville festival. The event will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on May 19-22 and it will feature KISS, Korn, Guns N’ Roses, and Foo Fighters. Further acts are still pending.
As previously reported, Guns N’ Roses’ latest singles, “ABSUЯD” and “Hard Skool,” are both reworked versions of songs that were written during the “Chinese Democracy” sessions. Now, during a recent interview with Audacy Check In, the band’s guitarist Slash discussed their decision to focus on that material.
Slash said the following:
“As far as new GUNS is concerned, we haven’t even gotten to that point of really in earnest sitting down and writing. We’ve been doing a lot of material that’s been sort of sitting around for a while. So that will be a whole focused endeavor unto itself.”
He continued when asked about working on “ABSUЯD” and “Hard Skool”:
“They both have a lot of history. What happened was Axl [Rose] has all these songs that he recorded at some point along the way. And so Duff [McKagan] and I went in and re-did them, basically… Like, I wrote my own kind of parts to what else is going on, and [we] just sort of took the drums and re-did everything else.”
During Guns N’ Roses’ October 2 show at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, the band were joined onstage by Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH) for a performance of “Paradise City.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:
Slash (Guns N’ Roses) has donated an autographed top hat to an online auction for Kitten Rescue. You can bid on that HERE. Notably, the guitarist has also donated an Appetite Les Paul Special-II Electric Guitar Performance Pack as well. You can bid on that HERE.
During Guns N’ Roses’ September 26 show at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD, the band performed their latest single “Hard Skool” live for the first time. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below: