Guns 'n' Roses to release new album, promise it won't take nine million years

axl-roseImage Credit: Landmark/PR PhotosYes, an entire Bieber was gestated, raised, and brought to saucily-coiffed stardom in the time it took to make Chinese Democracy.

But Axl’s bandmates swear that infamously delayed album’s followup will arrive sooner–much sooner. Guitarist DJ Ashba told that the group is “throwing around a bunch of ideas” for a new album, and that Axl has “a lot of good s— up his sleeve”: “It should be good. We got a lot of good stuff on the plate coming out,” he said, emphasizing that it “won’t take as long, I promise” as Democracy.

He also assured fans that the current incarnation of G’n’R will tour the States again next February, after running a number of dates in Asia and Canada through January. So the boys are staying active, and apparently very busy.

What do you think, readers—can whatever new music the band releases reward fans’ expectations at this point? Or is it finally time that Axl make like Phil Collins and quit this bitch?

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  • Stephanie T.

    Screw this! Get the original GNR back together!

    • john

      you are all idiots you know nothing about good music. anyone who takes the time to listen to chinese democracy would realize that none of you are true GNR fans if you bash on this current line up and keep asking for a reunion

      • Tom

        First i am not a die hard fan of any band or music….with that said GnR puts on the best live show you will ever spend your money on and I do hope they tour the states and put out more great music…..if you listen to the lyrics and the music arrangement it is timeless stuff like elton john,the beatles

      • Eddy Gonzalez

        thats true after a while of listening 2 chinese democracy i liked all that songs maybe except for one but chinese democracy is 1 of my favorite albums!!!

  • bob

    “Yawn”. Does anyone really care anymore?

    • LOL

      Buyer beware. Axl cancels more shows than he puts on. I’d never buy a ticket.

      • Eek

        I’ve always thought that Axl was rock’s equivalent to Vincent Van Gogh.

      • Stephen

        I agree. I think Appetite is one of the greatest albums EVER, but I won’t pay a penny to see them live. I just don’t trust Axl to show up on time and not throw a hissy fit and leave the stage. I will buy the album just out of sheer curiosity, but it will never be the REAL G’n’R.

      • joE

        That is a ridiculous statement.

      • ErrolL

        LOL. That is absolute garbage. Over 40 shows in the recent Europe tour, not one cancellation. The biggest controversy was them going on an hour after they were meant to. Media were scraping (pun intended) the bottom of the barrel to find some controversy, because it’s not like they could sell copy by stating everything is awesome, can they?

    • DC

      Apparently you do since you read the article and took the time to post.

    • John

      Oh yeah! I care! I love G’N’R! ” You know where you are? Your in the jungle baby, your gonna die!”

    • Terry Tigue

      I care….

    • a seeker

      The new album will never happen, nor will a reunion. G&R is done.

      • ErrolL

        Plenty said Chinese Democracy will never come out, too. Wrong. Next…

  • D’s Advocate

    I’m hoping for an original lineup reunion when GnR is eventually named to the Rock Hall of Fame…and I expect that I’ll keep on hoping.

  • UGH

    It’ll never happen.
    Both a reunion or a new album with the existing cover band.

  • jrb

    chinese democracy came out?

    • Mike

      It came out two years ago and nobody cared.

      • ErrolL

        Au contraire, Mike. Over 4 million people cared actually… How many bands sell 4 million copies of albums these days? Not many. GNR did…

  • nunya

    I vote for an original line-up reunion as well! (That means Adler on drums, not Sorum! :))

    • chris r.

      sorum is a much better drummer by far! and with adlers health problems better off sticking with his replacement

      • rascal

        I saw Adler’s Appetite @ the roxy a few months back and the guy can still drum with the best of em’

      • James

        Matt may well be a better drummer…..but Steven was a much better fit for GNR….and Steve IS healthy and his drumming sounds great,saw Adlers Appetite a few months back.

  • Ali

    Just release whatever music you want to release. An artist must stay true to themselves. If it is along the lines of Chinese Democracy, I will be ecstatic.

  • JimmyH

    Meh….they haven’t realized how insignificant they’ve become.

  • JPX

    It’s already been a few years since Democracy. It’s already been a long time. I miss the days when bands actually put out new music annually.

    • Eek

      Annually? Most bands do an album, tour for a year and then start work on their next effort. Every two years on a new release is more likely.

  • Chris

    I always laugh when I go into Best Buy and see the endless stock of Chinese Democracy cds that will never be sold.

  • Clete

    Axl Rose…Axl Rose…nope the name doesn’t ring a bell.

  • Phil

    Am I the only one that keeps thinking that Axl looks like the Cee Lo picture used for the review of “The Lady Killer” to the right on this page, only turning to the other angle?! I know its reaching, but DAMN, Axl looks like he ate everything in Paradise City!

  • Preston

    He and Guns N Roses need to make a take no prisoners, no nonsense rock album with their over the top approach! Even though Slash and Duff McKagan are no longer in the band, at least Axl Rose is keeping the band out there with the newer members and sound.

    • chris r.


    • Steve

      Axl Rose is a jackhole who destroyed the greatest rock n roll band ever.

    • James

      Adler has a better lineup w/Adlers Appetite than Axl does w/the current GNR fraud thats touring.

  • Dee

    GNR is dead to me, they died a long time ago.

    • Michael

      Agreed. Axl Rose is dead without his old GNR bandmates. Chinese Democracy was a waste of time.

  • slash

    this is not guns and roses. adler, izzy, slash, duff? that’s g n’ r…

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