Slash 'Trying' To Make New Guns N' Roses Album

21 May 2024 | 8:45 am | Mary Varvaris

"Guns N’ Roses are trying to make their own record, and I’m working with them in that capacity."

Slash @ Hordern Pavilion

Slash @ Hordern Pavilion (Credit: Josh Groom)

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Iconic rock guitarist Slash has revealed that Guns N’ Roses are “trying” to make a new album that would follow up 2008’s Chinese Democracy. Slash notably didn’t play on that album, nor did bassist Duff McKagan or drummer Matt Sorum.

In a new interview with The Daily Star (via Music News), Slash shared the reasons why Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose and Myles Kennedy, the singer of his side group, The Conspirators, didn’t appear on his new solo album, Orgy Of The Damned.

Slash said, “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 [Orgy of the Damned] didn’t involve anyone else.”

On Orgy Of The Damned, Slash did enlist a roster of impressive singers, including AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, Iggy Pop, Gary Clark Jr., Chris Stapleton, Beth Hart, Demi Lovato and many more.

Guns N’ Roses recently released the singles Perhaps and The General, both originally recorded around the same time as Chinese Democracy. These songs followed 2021’s Absurd and High Skool.

While Perhaps might have been originally recorded many moons ago, the version of the track released last year marks the first song written and recorded by Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan in 30 years. A press release stated that the single was the “first collective new composition and recording together in thirty years since 1993’s The Spaghetti Incident?

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Last year, Slash said he was thankful that the internet didn’t exist in the ‘80s, as it would have caused Guns N’ Roses to be “cancelled.”

"To be honest, I haven’t really thought about all that [scandalous stuff] that much recently. But now that you mention it, most of everything that [Guns N’ Roses] did would’ve gotten us cancelled in this day and age," Slash admitted in a Yahoo! Entertainment interview.

The Sweet Child O' Mine guitarist continued, "We would not have fared well in this environment, for sure… on so many different levels. But I mean, a lot of things from back then would not be what you consider acceptable at this moment in time.

"I’m just glad that we didn’t have the internet back then! It would’ve been a different world altogether. But anyway, I don’t dwell on all that stuff. It just is what it is."