Could fans be listening to a new record next year?
Grace Carroll

17:24 8th May 2013

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Guns N' Roses are apparently looking at a 2014 release date for their upcoming new album, which would be their seventh studio album.

The band's guitarist Richard Fortus confirmed to that the band have spent a lot of time in the studio working on the new album, and that most of the songs are already completed.

He went on to say that while most of the album is done, it won't be released this year - but did say that it might be released in 2014. 

Fans would be lucky if so - the band's last album Chinese Democracy took them 10 years to make and was released 15 years after the band's previous studio album, The Spaghetti Incident?. It was also the most expensive album ever produced at the time, as it cost £8.4million for Guns N' Roses to make.

A fan recently started legal proceedings against Axl Rose after the Guns N' Roses frontman threw a microphone into the crowd and knocked his teeth out. Darren Wright was hit by the mic at a concert in Australia, and it damaged his two front teeth.

Axl Rose may need the new album to pay for Wright's dentist bills...

He told The West Australian, "With the bright lights and explosions, I couldn't see anything. The next thing I knew, I was whacked in the mouth. I thought I had been punched.

"I was quite stunned and it took a few seconds to realise what was going on. I could feel bits of teeth in my mouth. Then someone is climbing through my legs to grab the microphone. Those cordless microphones are not light. I'm surprised it didn't do more damage. At the very least, I want someone to pay to get my teeth fixed."

Below - The most disappointing albums from the biggest bands

  • Stone Roses - Second Coming: Suffered greatly from the weight of expectation that built-up over almost six years of waiting between albums. Reached No.4 in the UK albums chart, but most sales came from fans hoping that the follow-up album would be worth the wait.

  • Happy Mondays - Yes Please!: This record is unfortunately known for being the band's poorest work and is most famous for forcing independent record label, Factory Records to become bankrupt as the album cost too much to record.

  • Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City: Saw some commercial success, but failed to impress a lot of critics. The feeling was that the record failed to pack any punches or contain any 'killer choruses'. Most listeners will only be able to remember 'Flux' in contrast to debut album Silent Alarm which included a number of memorable tracks.

  • Snoop Dogg - The Doggfather: Speaking of Snoop Dogg's second record, Dr. Dre Said: "There's really nothing that was said on there that hasn't been said 50 times before." That says a lot for a record that sold half as many as debut Doggystyle in their first weeks.

  • Pendulum - In Silico: Pendulum shift from drum and bass to rock for this record and fans were left disappointed with the change and an apparent desire for chart success. The record was a success in some aspects but fans of the original Pendulum sound were left behind.

  • U2 - October: Album sales show that October was the least popular of the U2 records. Featuring spiritual themes, the record received very little radio play and was truly one to forget according to U2 fans' polls.

  • Manic Street Preachers - Gold Against The Soul: The band themselves described this offering as their least favourite and admitted to not putting much effort into the making of it. James Dean Bradfield has said, "All we wanted to do was go under the corporate wing. We thought we could ignore it but you do get affected." If the band don't believe in what they are doing, then we certainly won't and it showed.

  • Mos Def - The New Danger: Music critics gave the record fairly average reviews and weren't impressed by its 'unevenness and sprawl'. Mos Def attempted to venture into different genres and styles of music which seemed to make him lose site of the classic hip-hop that brought him such success earlier in his career.

  • Jet - Shine On: Album sales were dealt a huge blow as the record was leaked online two weeks before the release date. Once the album made its way onto file sharing sites, Jet's chances of a huge second album were distinguished. If that wasn't enough, reaction to the LP was largely negative.

  • Weezer - Pinkerton: Pinkerton fell far short of the band's mult-platinum selling debut offering The Blue Album. Frontman, Rivers Cuomo told Entertainment Weekly: "It's a hideous record... It was such a hugely painful mistake that happened in front of hundreds of thousands of people."

  • Stereophonics - Performance and Cocktails: Sold a reasonable amount of records and even re-entered the charts four years after being released. However, the Welsh band's second album failed to impress fans as there was an overriding feeling of quantity over quality.

  • Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded: Nicki Minaj: Sold well commercially thanks to Nicki's huge fanbase, but was slammed by most music critics. NME said: "There's eccentric, and then there's zany for the sake of it." Whilst PopMatters wrote that the record contained "very poorly thought out rap music masquerading as pop".

  • Audio Bullys - Generation: Audio Bullys managed a brilliant debut album that perhaps put a bit too much pressure on to produce the same again. Included a top ten single in the form of 'Shot You Down' but couldn't do any better than that. Failed to live up to expectation.

  • Rage Against The Machine - Evil Empire: Released almost four years after the band's self-titled album and such a long wait is usually a sure sign that the group are going to have to produce something amazing to recapture people's attention. After such a genre defining debut record, whatever followed was going to pale in comparison and unfortunately Evil Empire was just that.

  • The Killers - Sam's Town: After such an impressive start to their career with Hot Fuss, huge things were expected from Sam's Town. The second album sold well commercially, but fans and critics alike felt The Killers had taken a drastic change in direction that they hadn't pulled off.

  • R.E.M - Reckoning: This didn't receive much commercial radio play and therefore failed to catch the public's animation. Could only reach No.91 in the UK album charts.

  • Fleetwood Mac - Mr. Wonderful: This record was simply a huge disappointment after such a huge debut first effort. Received muted critical reviews and was quickly brushed under the carpet.

  • The Jam - This Is The Modern World: It was widely believed that The Jam rushed the making of their second album in order to ride on the success of debut In The City. Unfortunately, This Is The Modern World failed to capitalise on that success with a couple of underwhelming single releases.

  • Primal Scream - Primal Scream: The harder rock approach of their self-titled second album failed to achieve great success. The record seemed to be a work-in-progress that was released to keep fans happy before releasing the much celebrated Screamadelica.

  • The Ting Tings - Sounds from Nowheresville: Shot to fame with their debut effort and couldn't manage to back it up with the follow-up album. A review from NME described the album as "bereft of ideas, and way too short."

  • The Temper Trap - The Temper Trap: The Australian's returned with a record that was less catchy and nowhere near as good as their debut according to most music critics. A review in NME read: "This is a vision-free second album that sounds like a band who have nothing close to ‘Sweet Disposition’ in their arsenal."

  • Chris Brown - Exclusive: Things started to go down for Chris Brown at this point. The record saw the artist become older and a bit more offensive ruining his cute and youthful image portrayed on his self-titled first album.

  • My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge: Sales were reasonably mediocre worldwide as the album failed to break into the top 20 of any chart. It peaked at No.34 in the UK chart and was quickly forgotten.

  • The Darkness - One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back: Struggled behind the massive success of debut album Permission to Land. Received some good reviews but, The Guardian were one of many who said the 'jokes take precedence over the music'.

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