Niken Prathivi of The Jakarta Post recently conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Darren Arthur "Dizzy" Reed. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
On the band's upcoming December 15 concert in Indonesia:
Dizzy: "Our goal is just to get our music out to everybody. Yes, it's long overdue [the concert in Indonesia], but we're going to come down there, and we'll do our best to not disappoint you guys."
On joining GUNS N' ROSES in February 1990:
Dizzy: "I loved 'Appetite For Destruction' when it came out. That was one of the best ever rock records. So, I was there, starting as the fan of the band and then joining the band. It means everything for me to be in GUNS N' ROSES, and I feel really lucky to still be able to do this for a living, and it's still a lot of fun."
On the progress of the songwriting sessions for GUNS N' ROSES' follow-up to 2008's "Chinese Democracy":
Dizzy: "We had a lot of stuff that we haven't finished from the past, some great songs… I just hope it won't take us another 10 years."
On whether GUNS N' ROSES can survive another 20 years:
Dizzy: "Sometimes you just have to take things one step at a time. It's good to have a plan and place, and so I hope we're still rocking 20 years from now. I hope that we don't look bad doing it."
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