Guns N Roses fans who are in their forties have a reason to rejoice today. Our friends at Rock It Out! Blog have reported that bands latest guitarist DJ Ashba has officially announced that the bands next album will be out before they start collecting social security. (Well, maybe.) Ashba, who joined the group in March of last year, made the announcement during a red carpet interview at these weekends Call of Duty: Black Ops launch party.
Weve been throwing around a bunch of ideas, he said, and it should be good. While itll probably be better than the highly-anticipated/mostly-disappointing Chinese Democracy (which GNR fans had to wait 15 years for), were not going to believe the news until Axl Rose says something about it. Hell, given Roses penchant for not wanting to even promote a record, were not going to believe it until its actually out on the shelves.
What we will believe is Ashbas claim that the band will tour the U.S. in February. They just came off of two-month European tour and the 37-year-old says that GNR will head out on the 27th to Australia then were back here in the states doing a tour. While being able to see the band without having to but a plane ticket is pretty exciting news for American fan, Ashba still seems most amped about recording new tunes.
Axl has a lot of good shit up his sleeves, so Im really excited about it, Ashba explained, It wont take as long I promise. Sure it wont. Tour dates havent been announced yet, but you can watch the interview below.
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