Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus advises that band may have new material “faster than you think”
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus was recently interviewed by St. Louis, Missouri, USA based KSHE 95 Real Rock Radio and spoke about the possibility of Guns N’ Roses working and releasing new material now that their Not In This Lifetime Tour is finally over.
Fortus stated as follows (as reported by Ultimate Classic Rock): “We’re going to try… try and do another record, get it out soon…” On the subject of its potential high quality, he said, “How could it not be? The band’s so great right now.” He added, “I think it’ll happen faster than you think. I sure hope it happens faster than you think!”
The last time that Guns N’ Roses released a studio album was the controversial Chinese Democracy where Sleaze Roxx indicated in one of its two reviews of the album:
“Chinese Democracy is the result of a mad man’s (literally) ego gone wild. The songs, at times, are a meandering mess of background noise and other computer programmable subtleties. The music completely lacks any emotion and is more distracting than entertaining. Axl‘s strong point has always been that his raw performances only help to reinforce powerhouse lyrics. With Chinese Democracy the lyrics and the performance often sound like that of a man who has been beaten down as opposed to someone who used to do the beating. At times, it is a struggle to listen to.
I did not at all expect a duplication of Appetite For Destruction. What I did expect was an album that was equally strong, but perhaps in different ways. At 46, it wouldn’t have been as believable for Axl Rose to write “Out Ta Get Me” as it was when he was 25. What I wanted was a World Champion, not a whiny bitch. I wanted a rock album, not an attempt to incorporate every style of music that has come and gone over the last 15 years.”
Interview with Richard Fortus by KSHE 95:
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