Slash has reportedly been working on Guns N’ Roses material in the studio, according to Arlett Vereecke.

The former GNR publicist says recording is “definitely” taking place – although frontman Axl Rose hasn’t been involved.

She exclusively tells Classic Rock: “I know they’re doing some recording. They’re definitely doing something there in the studio. Axl hasn’t been there, but Slash is definitely in there and it’s not for anyone else.”

Ex-Guns N’ Roses manager Ian Niven also suggests that Duff McKagan and Izzy Stradlin have been working together.

He says: “Duff and Izzy were in the studio before Christmas doing stuff. At a casual glance I think they’ve got at least a couple of tracks down.”

Meanwhile, Vereecke hints the band will play tracks from 2008’s Chinese Democracyalong with late-80s and early-90s material when their planned reunion gets underway in April with two Las Vegas shows. They’ve also scheduled two Mexico City concerts in-between headline appearances at Coachella later in the month.

She adds: “It’s certainly an amazing production.”

Guns N’ Roses are the cover stars of issue 221 of Classic Rock magazine – out on Wednesday, February 24, in print, digital and TeamRock+.


Apr 08: Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena, NV
Apr 09: Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena, NV
Apr 16: Indio Coachella Music Festival, CA
Apr 19: Mexico City Foro Sol, Mexico
Apr 20: Mexico City Foro Sol, Mexico
Apr 23: Indio Coachella Music Festival, CA