There is ‘new’ Guns ‘n Roses material in the works, according to Duff McKagan

Author Benedetta Baldin - 14.6.2024

In an interview with Duff McKagan for SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk” on June 12, the question of whether he believes Guns N’ Roses will ever release more “newly written music” instead of continuing to alter and release previously recorded songs was posed. 

Absolutely. Yeah, absolutely. There’s new material. I don’t know how we’re gona put it out. I think that’s a question too. Like, do you put out a record? Do you just keep putting out singles? I don’t know what the right answer is there in this day and age. Duff McKagan

Since 2008’s “Chinese Democracy”, the venerable hard rock group has not put out a full-length album. That album featured just singer Axl Rose from the group’s iconic lineup. After getting back together with Axl in 2016, McKagan and guitarist Slash have released a number of stand-alone songs, including “Absurd” (stylized as “ABSUЯD“), “Hard Skool,” “Perhaps,” and “The General.” However, they have not yet revealed any details on a new album. Slash, who is now pushing “Orgy Of The Damned,” an album of largely blues songs with a number of guest vocalists, was questioned recently in an interview with the Daily Star why Myles Kennedy and Axl wew not on his new album. 

It was my own side thing, so I wasn’t dragging my own guys in. Guns N’ Roses are trying to make their own record and I’m working with them in that capacity but this didn’t involve anyone else, Slash

In a different interview he stated:

There’s a handful of those songs that we actually fixed up and did when we were in lockdown. So those have yet to be released. So those are gonna come out. They’re really good, too. So I’m excited for those. We’re just gonna put out like one or two songs, and another one or two songs. And I think that’s gonna be pretty much all of ’em. I’m not sure exactly how many we did in total. Slash