Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus says that the band is in the very early stages of working on new songs, but that they have yet to enter a studio to do any proper recording. They’ve been assembling a lot of ideas while on their Not In This Lifetime reunion tour, which has shows scheduled through late November; it’ll probably only be once that is done that they’ll begin crafting full songs from those ideas.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor just confirmed via email to members of their fan club that the band will release two new EP’s, writing, “Did you know there’s a new top-secret Nine Inch Nails EP that will be released before the first shows we do this summer? Did you know Not the Actual Events was the first part of a trilogy of related EPs that will be released about 6-8 months apart? Now you do.” And now you do, too.
There has been some very public sniping going on on Instagram between Journey’s founder Neal Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain, with Neal writing, if anyone is unhappy they are not running my band, then they should leave.” Neal then refers to a problem with mixing politics with the music, specifically referencing Jonathan’s wife and televangelist Paula White.