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When Will The New Guns n' Roses Record Be Released?

So Guns n' Roses apparently want to record a new album. Color me skeptical, since it took Axl Rose over a decade or so to release Chinese Democracy.

The other day, Dj Ashba said that the band's main priority is recording a new record now that the band has wrapped its North American tour. Of course, no definitive date of release was given. Apparently Ashba wrote a dozen or so new songs which "Axl really likes." Ashba also said it is "everyone's goal to release an album in a reasonable amount of time."

Well, reasonable is a word that means different things to different people. This means a poll is in order! So, please vote below and let me know when you think GnR will release a new record. 

When Will The New Guns n' Roses Record Be Released?
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Reader Comments (14)

There will be a new Guns'n'Roses album but not with Ashba. The original line-up will stay together after their induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to begin writing and recording a new album to be released in late 2013.

At least, that would be the ideal scenario according to the handlers, the promoters and most importantly, the record companies that might be interested in bankrolling this deal.

And that's all based on a timeline in consideration of what the fans really want -- the consensus of which is the original line-up with a new album delivered ASAP.
January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
While I will hold out hope along the lines of Metalboy! regarding a full-fledged reunion, I think a more pragmatic response to Allyson's query is this: within two years.

Why? The baggage that came with CD is well-documented. Axl was, in several senses, fighting with his past and working on establishing some sort of future for him and his band. The result was years of second-guessing.

Recent news suggests that he is more comfortable, not less, with going out and giving the fans what they (partially) want in concerts. Having severed his ties to the old GnR, I would guess the new album would be a lot easier to write, record, and release. He is in charge, has a capable backing band, and is putting on shows that are putting arses in seats. The old demons don't seem to matter that much to him right now.

The "split the difference" result might be collaboration with a few of the original members, but I still don't think that would impact a much speedier release than last time.

And I really don't see the RRHF show as a game changer. Though Slash has been much more receptive, Duff has been even more engaged, and Steven has been basically screaming about a shot at the glory days, I see it as more of a chance to repair some broken bonds (potentially) and less as a reunion-builder.

Axl is not about to give up control and Slash isn't about to relinquish his creative freedom in the name of GnR.

PS: This is such a fundamental contrast to the situation with Van Halen (even though that isn't even a full-fledged reunion). There I see finances and limited options driving Eddie and Dave back together (though I don't begrudge the result as I have noted here before). But it would be interesting to hear what people thought in terms of comparison and contrast.
January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHim
I would like nothing more than Metalboys prediction to come true..

I still think Steven is a train wreck. I dont think Axl and Slash will ever bury the hatchet. I would love to hear Izzy's thoughts on the entire mess every one else seems to have commented on it in one form or another.

I think Axl will be too stubborn to reunite with the original line up and continue to pursue his brand of GnR.

But time is running out for those guys to capitalize on the loyalty of their fan base. maybe they will realize that and move forward.
January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
Well if the intervviews and statements i heard were right. there might be a mini reunion at the rock hall of fame with duff and slash, maybe izzy/ so if that happens, and stays it will be sooner, if not them then later
January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDevin
Regardless what happens down the line, I would really hope the 5 original members will at least play one song together at the RRHOF show.
January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rocker
Well if the intervviews and statements i heard were right. there might be a mini reunion at the rock hall of fame with duff and slash, maybe izzy/ so if that happens, and stays it will be sooner, if not them then later
January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDevin
I don't care. You know why ? Because the new Slash album was the best thing any of them have done for decades, the Slash band was awesome every time I saw it live, and I'd hate for Slash and Myles Kennedy to stop playing together because of some reunion gravy train. I'd still move heaven and earth to see it, though :-)
January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
It's not going to happen. Not with the way today's society thinks it's OK to steal music over the internet. The absolute cost of recording & promoting a record that will within a day of it's release be ripped & downloaded for free? It's just not worth the effort. A release like this, "back in the day would've sold between 3 & 5 million copies. Today, 400,000 copies just would not make is financially reasonable... Especially with the kind of up front advance Axl would reasonably demand. Watch. In the next few weeks, Van Halen's new record will be released. I'll bet that it might sell in that 400,000 range. Back in the day, a VH disc was an easy 2-3 million.
January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Metal us a favor and go find Donnie Purnell so we can get a new KIX album,and reunion tour thats what i want.......
January 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermetalman17
I dont disagree with what you wrote, Metalman, but if Chickenfoot sold over half a million, Van Halen surely will do better than that, even assuming a subpar effort (as i more or less expect, unfortunately).
January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterForge
But Forge, say VH sells 600k. Does that change that that is a huge drop from 3 million ?
January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
VH will be lucky to sell 600 000 copies and should be happy if they do if there new cd was as good as old stuff it would sell dl is not totally responsible for musics death the shitty cds bands are putting out and charging $20 is. Nickelback love em or hate are selling 10 million copies of each of there last few cds.
January 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
January 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermetalman17
The new G'n'R album will be released on Halloween 2013. At least, that's how they SHOULD do it and what I would recommend if I was handling them. Oh, and by "THEM", I mean the original line-up.
January 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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