Slash Teases New Guns N’ Roses Album in the Works

Slash has revealed that Guns N’ Roses are working on a new album, and he’s part of the process. When asked why Axl Rose or his Conspirators collaborator Myles Kennedy didn’t appear on his new solo album, Orgy of the Damned, released on May 17, the guitarist explained to the Daily Star, “Guns N’ Roses are trying to make their own record. And I’m working with them in that capacity, but this solo album didn’t involve anyone else. It was my own side thing, so I wasn’t dragging my own guys in.”

Slash has confirmed that Guns N’ Roses are “trying” to create a new album, and that he is “working with them in that capacity.” The iconic hard rock band has not released a full-length record since 2008’s long-awaited ‘Chinese Democracy,’ on which Slash did not perform. Since his return in 2016, they have released a few new tracks, including ‘Absurd,’ ‘Hard Skool,’ ‘Precious,’ and ‘The General,’ but there has been no official announcement of a new album. However, Slash has now informed the Daily Star that there are indeed plans in motion. “Guns N’ Roses are trying to make their own record,” he stated when questioned about why Axl Rose wasn’t involved in his solo album. “And I’m working with them in that capacity, but this didn’t involve anyone else.”

It was my own side project, so I wasn’t bringing my usual crew along.

This week (May 17), Slash released his blues album ‘Orgy Of The Damned’ through Gibson Records. The lead single is a cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Killing Floor,’ featuring AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler on harmonica. The album also includes contributions from Iggy Pop, Chris Stapleton, Demi Lovato, Dorothy, Paul Rodgers, Chris Robinson, Tash Neal, Beth Hart, Gary Clark Jr., and Billy Gibbons. Other blues classics featured on the album include Robert Johnson’s ‘Crossroad Blues,’ Albert King’s ‘Born Under a Bad Sign,’ and Willie Dixon’s ‘Hoochie Coochie Man.’

Slash recently completed a world tour with Myles Kennedy & The Co-Conspirators. On the final night of the tour on April 29 in Paris, they were joined by Wolfgang Van Halen for an electrifying cover of AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell.’ Van Halen’s band Mammoth WVH had been the opening act for the tour.