Contact Us

Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Richard Fortus: ‘Hopefully Very Soon We’re Going to Have New Stuff Out’

Guns N' Roses
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

It’s been five and a half years since Guns N’ Roses released ‘Chinese Democracy,’ which is only about nine months in Axl Rose time. But guitarist Richard Fortus thinks the band might release new music soon.

Pressed for information about the next GNR release during his appearance with the group at the Golden Gods Awards, Fortus displayed what some might consider a lack of understanding regarding the way Rose’s creative process works, saying, “We are working on stuff and hopefully very soon we’re going to have new stuff out…Well, in the next year.”

What’s behind all this optimism? According to Fortus, the group’s upcoming Vegas residency should give everyone time to put the finishing touches on the rumored reams of material Rose has been storing up for years. “We’re going to be in Vegas all together, so hopefully during that time we’re going to be able to get in a room and start laying down some more stuff,” he mused, echoing statements made by fellow GNR guitarist DJ Ashba way back in 2011.

Of course, as fans may recall, Fortus has always been eager to get new Guns music out in the world; last year, he went so far as to say the band’s next record was mostly finished. And he’s far from the only band member still willing to try and guess if or when Rose will deign to release more material — Ashba spent 2012 assuring fans that a ‘Chinese Democracy’ follow-up was their “main priority” and vowing that they were focusing on writing new songs.

Actually, we feel bad for the guys having to answer these questions all the time. The same goes for Metallica, who have resorted to using baseball analogies to chronicle the progress of their long-awaited next studio album.

Next: Defending 'Chinese Democracy'

Best of 103.7 The Hawk

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rockaholics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rockaholics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.