After a brief interruption for a couple activities at last week's South By Southwest Music Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas, Slash is back with his band in a Los Angeles recording studio, finishing up work on the follow-up to 2012's "Apocalyptic Love."
Slash on his new album by GMI Rock News
The Guns N' Roses co-founder tells us that basic tracks are done and he's in the midst of his guitar overdubs, and he's very happy with what he's hearing:
"We're doing what I would consider, really, a fantastic record...It sounds really great…I don't want to talk about it, build it up too much. You just have to wait 'til it comes out. But it's probably the most excited, and I've been excited all the way down the road, but it's definitely peaking, so this is the most excited that I've been of a new record, I think, ever that I've done...At this point we're like, 'Wow, we've really reached a whole new plateau."
Slash says he and the group are working on 17 songs, 13 of which will be on the basic version of the album with the others used for various bonus tracks. Recording is slated to be done in early April with a late August or September release and a concurrent tour.