Guns N’ Roses Keyboardist Denies Break-Up
Rumours have spread that Guns N’ Roses are to split but keyboardist Dizzy Reed has denied this is to happen.
“Guns are definitely taking some time off, but we’ll see,” Reed, who joined the group during 1990, tells Billboard. “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.”
That, of course, means that rumours circulating during the group’s recent residency back at the Vegas Hard Rock that Axl Rose planned to pull the plug on GN’R were unfounded.
“You know, so much of that crap gets out there, you can’t believe any of it,” Reed says. “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.”
Like his bandmates, Reed is hoping GN’R will be returning to the studio as well to finished a follow-up to 2008’s “Chinese Democracy.” There’s new music around — “We’ve all been handing files back and forth to one another in various combinations,” he says — but that’s on top of other material from the “Chinese Democracy” sessions and after that “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.”