Guns N' Roses tease new LP and tour
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 June 2015
Guns N' Roses current guitarist Richard Fortus has said to expect a new LP from the 'Sweet Child Of Mine' rockers in 2016
Guns N' Roses have teased a new LP and tour for 2016.
Guitarist Richard Fortus revealed the rockers are planning to release the follow-up to 2008's 'Chinese Democracy' next year, and hope to head back out on the road to support the record.
He told Stormbringer magazine: "We're going to be doing stuff next year. We're not going to have anything out this year. Next year it should be out and we'll be touring."
The news comes after Richard's fellow Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba said the band were going to continue working through possible tracks for an LP before performing a "huge tour".
He explained: "We were talking about doing another huge tour. Our main focus right now is putting together the next Guns record. We've got tons of material - it's just a matter of sitting down and sifting through all the pieces. It looks like we're going to be doing a lot more touring."
The band - fronted by Axl Rose and also featuring Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Chris Pitman, Frank Ferrer and Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal with its current line-up - toured relentlessly in 2013 and 2014 but have been working on new music ever since.
Last July, Dizzy said the 'Sweet Child O' Mine' hitmakers' seventh studio record was "close to being done", and said it was "just a matter of picking out which songs will be on it."