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INDIO, CA - APRIL 23: Music fans watch the Guns N' Roses performance onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2016 in Indio, California.

New music from Guns N’ Roses?  Hmmm…makes you wonder how long it’ll take for it to come out.

Guitarist Richard Fortus said in a recent interview that the band has been “recording a lot of stuff, just ideas, assembling ideas, but not going into a studio and actually tracking a new record.”

While there’s no goal release date in sight, the infamous Chinese Democracy album took 15 years to come out.  So, if a new GN’R album came out before 2032, we’d consider it a big win.

…In other GN’R release news, the band’s greatest hits album reached a big milestone recently.

Per Billboard, GN’R’s 2004 Greatest Hits has netted 400 nonconsecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart.  Only seven other albums have achieved such a feat in Billboard history:  Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon (927), Johnny Mathis‘ Johnny’s Greatest Hits (490), the My Fair Lady original cast recording (480), Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Legend (471), Journey’s Greatest Hits (462) and Metallica’s self-titled album (432).

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.