The guitarist admits that the original Guns N’ Roses members have never discussed a reunion, but says most of the tension between them is gone.
While all things are subject to change at a moment’s notice, from the latest reports there is an impressionable compilation of new material slated for release from an arsenal of rock and metal athletes throughout 2015. Just as this past year was vividly decorated by an assortment of fulfilling comebacks and hard hitting regular installments, these upcoming twelve months are quickly proving to be no different than their predecessors.
Guns N’ Roses’ acclaimed pair of 1991 double studio albums, being ‘Use Your Illusion I’ and ‘Use Your Illusion II,’ resulted in one of the most impressionable sales numbers for any veteran hard rock group around the time period of the Seattle music movement.
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal Says Maintaining His Solo Career and Commitments to Guns N’ Roses is Difficult
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal has spent the better part of the past decade in the touring circuit as a member of Guns N’ Roses, as well as appearing on the band’s 2008 studio album ‘Chinese Democracy,’ however long before he was introduced into the lineup in 2006, Bumblefoot developed a strong reputation as a solo artist.
As any one of our casual readers could tell you, 2014 has been quite the memorable year in the world of rock and metal music. Aside from a compilation of impressionable return-to-forms, unforeseeable comebacks, formidable new collaborations and anticipated reunions, we’ve also paid witness to a proud compilation of engaging tours, music videos and live efforts.
My way, your way, (literally!) anything goes when it comes down to comprising material for Guns N’ Roses, and while rock advocates are casually waiting for the band’s follow-up to 2008’s ‘Chinese Democracy,’ which itself was the band’s first in fifteen years, guitarist Richard Fortus has revealed a surprising detail behind those writing sessions.
It appears as though we may see Guns N’ Roses return to the road with a new studio album sometime next year, if what guitarist DJ Ashba recently said holds any weight. Ashba revealed that the band has started scheduling tour dates for 2015, and said that while they’re anticipating a return to the tour bus the main priority within the band is compiling enough material to comprise Guns N’ Roses follow-up to 2008’s ‘Chinese Democracy.’
With a budget of more than a million dollars, the music video for the Guns N’ Roses’ defining power ballad “November Rain” features perhaps some of the most memorable cinematography that has accompanied a rock song. A consistently revolving cast of scenarios are interchanged during the nine minute-long entry, which include a wedding, a funeral, a mock concert, lead vocalist Axl Rose playing piano in the middle of a desert terrain, and Slash nailing arpeggios during a blistering sandstorm.
Slash seems content to continue moving forward with his music career, having established a strong foundation with backing band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, however there remains a large number of dedicated rock fans who are aching for a classic Guns N’ Roses reunion. Such a longing is understandable to an extent, however even the virtuoso guitarist has a hard time picturing any future work that involves Axl Rose.