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After enduring a fifteen-year wait for Guns N’ Roses‘ last album ‘Chinese Democracy,’ it seems fans may have reason to celebrate. In a new interview, guitarist DJ Ashba, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and bassist Tommy Stinson said they are currently working on material for a new album.

Blabbermouth reports the musicians spoke to K5 TV on July 16, the day before a Guns N’ Roses show in Split, Croatia. “That’s definitely our main focus right now,” Ashba said in regard to writing new songs.

“We’re always sort of kicking material back and forth and trying to come up with new ideas,” Reed added. “Throwing it in the big melting pot that, hopefully, will become the next Guns N’ Roses record.”

‘Chinese Democracy’ was such a laborious project that it became an urban legend, taking more than a decade to record and reportedly costing more than $13 million. The album went through four producers, and during the lengthy recording process, Axl Rose – the sole remaining original member and mastermind behind the current lineup – replaced every member of the band at one point or another. The unpredictable and reclusive superstar finally delivered the record in 2008 to mixed reviews and disappointing sales, though ‘Chinese Democracy’ was certified platinum in 2009.

Rose has hinted that he has enough material left over from those arduous sessions to comprise two more albums, but Tommy Stinson told K5 TV that the new material will be written collectively by the current lineup. “It will be all these guys; it’ll be all of us, probably,” he said. “I wouldn’t totally rule it out, but probably all of us will be included in making a new record.”

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what a slap in the face 2 brain, bucket, and robin. everybody assumes the next record will be their songs with a few tweaks by dj, ron, and frank. yet tommy says this. i don't believe this article in classic rock mag until axl rose confirms it

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I don't mind that idea at all.

But, what happens to Thyme, General, Jackie Chan and all the other "big guns" that were created during the CD sessions?

A double album release, ala The Illusions?

One album of the 15 best remaining CD songs, and one album of new material?

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There won't be another GNR album.

Wise words... Can't really see the label supporting another CD alike fiasco (big production cost, no promotion from Axl & poor sales).

Only a reunion tour and album would bring out some interest to the casual fans and that ain't happening in Axl's lifetime, so....

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Fortus said in April " But I’ll be out with Guns in May, June and July and then we have to finish up some more recording and hopefully get the record out and be on tour in the fall in the States I’m hoping."

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I hope it is true as personally I would rather new music then to hear the ChiDem leftovers............This band needs to forge its own identity IMHO so hopefully they will do an album of new material and then Axl will release the ChiDem leftovers and outtakes in a special box set...that would please a lot of fans..........

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Fortus said in April " But I’ll be out with Guns in May, June and July and then we have to finish up some more recording and hopefully get the record out and be on tour in the fall in the States I’m hoping."

yeah, i remember that quote, lets wait and see :thumbsup:

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Payback is near for all the haters.

You really need to get out more.

Keep telling yourself that, you fucking hypocrite. Who are you to break out that insult? All you do is complain, bitch, moan, and spread your unhappiness with your own life to the rest of us. At least I'm a fan of the band. Why are you here again? Who needs to get out more?

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Payback is near for all the haters.

You really need to get out more.

Keep telling yourself that, you fucking hypocrite. Who are you to break out that insult? All you do is complain, bitch, moan, and spread your unhappiness with your own life to the rest of us. At least I'm a fan of the band. Why are you here again? Who needs to get out more?

You realize you just proved my point, right?

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