GUNS N' ROSES Bassist TOMMY STINSON Says Recording New Music 'Seems Like The Next Logical Step'

GUNS N' ROSES Bassist TOMMY STINSON Says Recording New Music 'Seems Like The Next Logical Step'

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson, who missed several of the band's concerts in South America and the Revolver Golden Gods awards show in Los Angeles in April due to his commitments with THE REPLACEMENTS, spoke to about GN'R's current status following last month's completion of the group's second Las Vegas residency, "No Trickery! An Evening Of Destruction", at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

"GUNS does seem to be on a hiatus now," he said. "We've been working a lot the last couple of years, so it seems like the next logical step for GUNS would probably be to go back into the studio and do some recording before we hit the road again."

Stinson was replaced for GUNS N' ROSES' South American tour and the Revolver appearance by the band's former bassist Duff McKagan, who was part of GN'R from 1985 until 1993.

"I had those REPLACEMENTS shows come up the same time the [South American] tour came up, and it got to be a scheduling issue right out of the gate," Stinson told in April. "I didn't want to fuck anyone up in GUNS by saying, 'Hey, I can't do this tour' or anything like that. Luckily someone was able to reach out to Duff and he was amenable to the idea and was into doing it. It's Duff being the kind of good sport he is, trying to help Axl [Rose, GUNS N' ROSES lead singer] out. So I'm like, 'Thanks dude, for covering my ass on this one.'"

Rose hinted in a rare new interview with Revolver magazine that a follow-up to the 2008 album "Chinese Democracy" could be in the works. Rose explained, "We recorded a lot of things before 'Chinese' was out. We've worked more on some of those things and we've written a few new things. But basically, we have what I call kind of the second half of 'Chinese'. That's already recorded. And then we have a remix album made of the songs from 'Chinese'. That's been done for a while, too."


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