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1 hour ago, allwaystired said:

Do we though? I can't remember any specific quotes about recording. I just don't see anything to suggest they've done more than 'played each other ideas'. I don't remember anyone ever really specifically mentioning recording......

Slash deffo confirmed he had his original AFD Les Paul out of storage for GNR recording.....he stated that during an interview for a guitar convention in sure?

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Grandma's hamster has never been in safer hands.

I like the idea of being on my death bed, saying "just refresh that page one more time for me....I'm pretty sure that insider was full of shit, but I want to be totally sure....." 

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Is it really being contested whether Slash has recorded extensively for Guns?  It's pretty well documented that he has, so far I've seen.  The only question is what material it was.  I think it's safe to bet that its Axl's stuff.  And while that may not mean we're close to a release, at least it's an important item completed on the check list.  That's as close to positive as I can get.

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57 minutes ago, sofine11 said:

I think all we have is speculation and connecting our own dots, however grim that may be.  If I were to wager a guess Slash has simply recorded guitar parts for whatever Axl's working on, or has completed, like Hardschool or whatever else.  It would be a complete rewiring to expect him to just bang out an album in 2 years (ample time for anyone else) from scratch, or even to do that with a handful vs what he wants.  It's tracklist is likely already predetermined pretty much before Slash or Duff records one note, give or take a song or two, much like Chinese.  Axl's probably revered as a generous god by pretty much all involved, so no one barks too loud.

Whatever has continued to delay said release I think can be chalked up to whatever manufactured issues are being waded through between Axl and Universal.

Yeah I think so too- everything is speculation. I'm struggling to think of examples where anyone has actually said they are recording with GNR, rather than something evasive like 'jamming' or 'playing with ideas'. 

I could be wrong here, but I think everything is just people taking something and running with it.

44 minutes ago, sofine11 said:

Is it really being contested whether Slash has recorded extensively for Guns?  It's pretty well documented that he has, so far I've seen.  The only question is what material it was.  I think it's safe to bet that its Axl's stuff.  And while that may not mean we're close to a release, at least it's an important item completed on the check list.  That's as close to positive as I can get.

I'm not sure what this documentation is. Any examples you can think of? 

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11 hours ago, Blackstar said:

Slash has mentioned that he has recorded stuff for GnR (besides jamming). From the most recent interviews:

January 2020 (so pre-quarantine): 

Jude Gold: Do you play the original Appetite guitar that much? Does it sit behind...

Slash: No, actually I just took it back to the locker the other day. I had it in the studio working on some Guns stuff, so...

Jude Gold: And so what is the plan for Guns? There is a tour coming up?

Slash: There’s everything!

Jude Gold: You still didn’t put something new, I mean...

Slash: No, there’s a new... We’re doing a show for the Super Bowl series and then we’re doing a South American tour, and a European tour in the summer and also coming back to the States. And it is not the Not In This Lifetime Tour. So it’s not labeled that.

Jude Gold: Are you tracking right now? New stuff?

Slash: Oh, there’s all kinds of stuff going on.

https://www.a-4-d.com/t4674-2020-03-16-no-guitar-is-safe-podcast-a-chat-with-slash

June 2020:

Slash: I’ve been pretty much a homebody, but I’ve been back and forth between my studio and the house and doing a lot of writing and recording on my own. I’ve been jamming with Duff, and I’ve been jamming with Axl, and I’ve been doing stuff like that; so we’ve been getting some work done that way. But I haven’t been doing much else. I haven’t been doing any collaborations with the odd artist and whatnot. I’m basically just focusing on writing new music, and recording demos, and recording guitar stuff for Guns and whatnot.

November 2020:

You’re making an album with Myles (Kennedy) and the Conspirators, right?

Slash: We did a week of initial pre-production and there’s 20 songs and we’re gonna start back up next year. I spent a lot of time writing and demoing that stuff. And prior to that Duff (McKagan) and I did some jamming and we also worked on the Guns record, and I’ve had a couple of ancillary recordings and jams on top of that, so there’s been a lot of stuff going on. I’m really not good at slowing down and just sitting around.

When do you think we’ll hear some of this music?

Slash: I would like to think that we’d have some new stuff out next year -- from both camps, I guess. It’s hard to say, but I would like to think we’ll have stuff out next year, yeah.

https://www.a-4-d.com/t5230-2020-11-21-the-oakland-press-slash-talks-guns-n-roses-pinball-machine-touring-new-music#21039

You’ve spent so much of the past few years on tour with either Guns N’ Roses or with Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Has being at home afforded you the time to just sit and write new music?

Slash: [...] So yeah, I’ve worked with Guns, worked with the Conspirators, worked on a bunch of other ancillary shit outside of those two bands and have just kept myself pretty much playing all the time.

https://www.a-4-d.com/t5234-2020-11-24-spin-slash-on-his-love-of-pinball-making-new-music-while-at-home

 

Thanks - I was sure I wasn’t making up the bit about the original guitar when responding to @allwaystired....you start to wonder sometimes 🤣

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1 hour ago, DTJ80 said:

Thanks - I was sure I wasn’t making up the bit about the original guitar when responding to @allwaystired....you start to wonder sometimes 🤣

Thanks! 

I think I read these quotes a little differently though with "working on" not necessarily meaning "recording" in my mind. 

"Working on" can mean anything I think. But I'm deliberately choosing to see the glass half empty here, so as not to disappoint myself when nothing happens! 

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5 hours ago, 19AT5 said:

Noticed nobody has mentioned double album recently....

Buddy at this rate we’ll be lucky to get a single song released let alone 20+ tracks 

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18 hours ago, vloors said:

Thats stupid. They wouldn't keep a ex guitarist from 20 years agos solo and guitar work when they now have slash. If anything it would be re recorded by slash with his own solo and changes to suit his style.

Yes exactly

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9 hours ago, allwaystired said:

Thanks! 

I think I read these quotes a little differently though with "working on" not necessarily meaning "recording" in my mind. 

"Working on" can mean anything I think. But I'm deliberately choosing to see the glass half empty here, so as not to disappoint myself when nothing happens! 

If it makes you feel any better....the above bit did say ‘recording’! Recording what...that’s another question i guess!

June 2020:

Slash: I’ve been pretty much a homebody, but I’ve been back and forth between my studio and the house and doing a lot of writing and recording on my own. I’ve been jamming with Duff, and I’ve been jamming with Axl, and I’ve been doing stuff like that; so we’ve been getting some work done that way. But I haven’t been doing much else. I haven’t been doing any collaborations with the odd artist and whatnot. I’m basically just focusing on writing new music, and recording demos, and recording guitar stuff for Guns and whatnot.

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53 minutes ago, DTJ80 said:

If it makes you feel any better....the above bit did say ‘recording’! Recording what...that’s another question i guess!

 

June 2020:

Slash: I’ve been pretty much a homebody, but I’ve been back and forth between my studio and the house and doing a lot of writing and recording on my own. I’ve been jamming with Duff, and I’ve been jamming with Axl, and I’ve been doing stuff like that; so we’ve been getting some work done that way. But I haven’t been doing much else. I haven’t been doing any collaborations with the odd artist and whatnot. I’m basically just focusing on writing new music, and recording demos, and recording guitar stuff for Guns and whatnot.

You're right- hadn't spotted that! 

That is cause for optimism. Very cautious optimism mind! 

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5 minutes ago, allwaystired said:

You're right- hadn't spotted that! 

That is cause for optimism. Very cautious optimism mind! 

Cautious optimism is the absolute best we can hope for with GNR to be honest! 🤣

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6 hours ago, allwaystired said:

If it happens at all......

I choose to believe it will at some point in this decade. No pressure. We'll get more live shows, maybe they'll play Hard School and introduce unplayed UYI tunes to the set and new covers/solo spots in the meantime, but if Axl didn't manage to release anything in 12 years, surely it must mean his process is slow and he won't release it until all the conditions are met for a new Guns album to see the light of day.

Once you accept there's nothing you can do to change this headstrong approach and that the rest of the band pretty much waits for Axl to be ready then it's easier to see how this works plus minimal interaction with fans and very few Axl interviews. Doesn't mean there is no real intention there to release what Dizzy called "a shitload of material". 

what if Axl sees the Guns catalog as unfinished business? I hope this is the case and it gives him the motivation to end it at least with Slash and Duff in the band, just seems appropriate.

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With his own band, Slash makes definitive statements. "We have 20 songs." With GNR, it's vague "working on" or "we've got a bunch of stuff going on." It's never something like: "We've written 30 original songs and we're trying to narrow it down to the final 12 that will be on the next record."

 

I mean, just comparing the way he talks about the Conspirators vs GNR, you can tell there's jack shit going on in GNR world.

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3 hours ago, GnR Chris said:

With his own band, Slash makes definitive statements. "We have 20 songs." With GNR, it's vague "working on" or "we've got a bunch of stuff going on." It's never something like: "We've written 30 original songs and we're trying to narrow it down to the final 12 that will be on the next record."

 

I mean, just comparing the way he talks about the Conspirators vs GNR, you can tell there's jack shit going on in GNR world.

Gnr they could have a thousand instrumentals but how many vocals has Axl done. Probably shit all.

SMKC they all mostly work together and slash can be more specific. He knows how many complete songs they have written and have demos for.

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On 4/17/2021 at 7:14 AM, 19AT5 said:

Noticed nobody has mentioned double album recently....

Sadly the only chance of that would be if the Illusion remasters come out with both disks included lol

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On 4/16/2021 at 5:14 PM, allwaystired said:

Yeah I think so too- everything is speculation. I'm struggling to think of examples where anyone has actually said they are recording with GNR, rather than something evasive like 'jamming' or 'playing with ideas'. 

I could be wrong here, but I think everything is just people taking something and running with it.

I'm not sure what this documentation is. Any examples you can think of? 

Just from memory, it was out there that Slash had been recording stuff at Axl's home-studio.  Shortly after that Sue mentioned that they guys were in the process of "fastidiously" recording for the next record.  I don't think she was making that up.  Now again, none of this means an album is coming soon.  Cuz, you know, Axl.  But I guess it's better than them not having recorded anything to date.

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