Dizzy Reed Says Guns N' Roses Aren't Breaking Up
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.09.2014
The rumors weren't true...
Guns N' Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed spoke with Billboard about the band's current status and more. Check out the highlights:
On the band's status: "Guns are definitely taking some time off, but we'll see. I'm not sure if we're gonna be doing anything else this year. Hopefully we will, but definitely next year. We can't stay away too long."
On rumors that the band was breaking up: "You know, so much of that crap gets out there, you can't believe any of it. At this point, having been in the band for so long, nothing surprises me. When I hear things like that I immediately dismiss them until I hear further. I'm never really concerned enough to even ask where it came from, or why, because if it's that important I'll be getting a phone call."
On their next album: "We've all been handing files back and forth to one another in various combinations...[it] needs to be finished and needs to be released. I think a lot of it is either finished or close to being finished -- it's just a matter of picking which songs and where and when and in what order. And if there's other things that come up that are worthy enough to add to that, then that's gonna happen, too." He won't guess on when, however. "No, I gave up on that a long time ago, with the last record," Reed notes with a laugh. "It'll come out when it comes out, when it's ready."
On the Appetite for Democracy concert video: "I think it's great. I think we captured a great moment in time with the current lineup that we have. There's not a lot of footage out there of this particular lineup of the band -- obviously there's no videos and stuff. So I think it's a cool thing, and great for the fans. It gives them something to share the moment."
On Duff McKagen guesting on their tour: "It was great to see Duff again and play with him. He's just a great overall positive person, and a good friend. We fell out of touch for a long time, so for me, personally it was just great to see him and be around him again. Tommy's a great player, too, and the shows are great with Tommy, but it was a lot of fun to play with Duff. He's got a certain sound and a certain feel; I think he had to kind of feel it out a little bit with Guns again this time, which is weird because he started the band, but once he got into it, it was great."