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Guns N’ Roses have been unclear if they plan on recording new material now that Slash and Duff McKagan have returned to the band for their hugely successful reunion tour. However, guitarist Richard Fortus confirmed in a new interview that Guns N’ Roses have plans to go back into the studio, possibly as soon as next month.

Richard Fortus told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Slash is on tour right now. Once he gets back from that, we’re gonna get some more recording done and hopefully get an album out soon. And then we’ll get back to touring.”

According to Slash’s calendar on his website, he will return from Europe in mid-March and go out on the road again in May. After that, Slash won’t have a significant stretch of time off until mid-August.

Shortly after the conclusion of the “Not In This Lifetime” tour, Fortus said, “We’re going to try… try and do another record, get it out soon.” he said, “I think it’ll happen faster than you think. I sure hope it happens faster than you think.”

Back in 2017, Richard Fortus admitted that they had done some recording — “just ideas, assembling ideas, but not going into a studio and actually tracking a new record.”

Other than that, Guns N’ Roses haven’t been clear about their future plans. At December’s final tour date, Axl Rose told the audience in Honolulu that “we hope to keep this thing running, so we’ll see what happens next.” That’s on par an interview Axl Rose gave last July where he said, “Right now our focus is on touring and the shows but everyone seems to be getting along so you never know.”

Soon after, Guns N’ Roses denied that they recorded a cover of T. Rex’s “Children of the Revolution” for a tribute album.

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