GUNS N’ ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed, who’s been part of the band since 1990, told Billboard.com that there are currently no plans for the group to return to the studio to begin work on the follow-up to 2008’s “Chinese Democracy”.
“We haven’t really talked a lot about that,” Reed said. “There’s a lot we’ve recorded, a lot of material back when we started working on ‘Chinese Democracy’, so there’s a quite a bit of unreleased stuff that would be really cool to finish and put out.” He added, “everyone has great ideas and songs and stuff, so we’re always sort of bouncing stuff off each other. I’m recording stuff all the time; I’ll record something and say, ‘Hey, this might be cool’ and play it for everybody and just kind of go from there. I think eventually something’s got to give, and then it’s gonna come out.”
Reed called the current incarnation of the band “the best version of GUNS N’ ROSES that I’ve ever been in.” He added, “I think everyone is just super-talented, and it’s just great chemistry. Everyone is a lot of fun to be around and a lot of fun to play with, so to me it’s definitely the best lineup we’ve had.”
GUNS N’ ROSES frontman Axl Rose‘s first broadcast interview in years aired on Friday night (November 11) via VH1 Classic‘s “That Metal Show”, which devoted its full hour to the interview and the preparations for it. The talk took place at 5:30 a.m. following GUNS‘ performance on October 29 in Miami. The show was just the second on the band’s current U.S. tour and began, in customary GUNS fashion, two hours past the scheduled starting time.
The GUNS N’ ROSES tour next stops in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Thursday (November 17). Reed gave The Pulse Of Radio his assessment of how it’s going. “It seems to be getting better, as they should, you know, when the band starts to get into a groove, and people have been into it,” he said. ” It’s a long show, so, you know, a lot of people have to go to work in the morning and stuff, don’t want to stick around for the whole thing, but for the most part it’s been going great.”