GNR appears to be more of a Cirque Du Soleil thing now. One big travelling carnival that plays a specific, choreographed show. I think they like to field offers through the press. Slash saying, "We have music but we don't know how to release it," is a way to get industry people to make them an offer, whether it's for a movie soundtrack or whatever. Gotta figure they lost money on the AFD box set considering how little it sold, so they'll want as much cash as they can get up front for the Axl/Slash reunion album.