After enduring a fifteen-year wait for 'Chinese Democracy,' it seems Guns N' Roses fans may have reason to celebrate. In a new interview, guitarist DJ Ashba, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and bassist Tommy Stinson indicated that they are currently working on material for a new record.
'Chinese Democracy' was such a laborious project that it became an urban legend, taking more than a decade to record and reportedly costing more than $13 million. The album went through four producers, and during the lengthy recording process, Axl Rose – the sole remaining original member and mastermind behind the current lineup – replaced every member of the band at one point or another. The unpredictable and reclusive superstar finally delivered the record in 2008 to mixed reviews and disappointing sales, though 'Chinese Democracy' was certified platinum in 2009.
Rose has hinted that he has enough material left over from those arduous sessions to comprise two more albums, but apparently the new material will be written collectively by the current lineup.