Slash has confirmed Guns N' Roses are "trying" to make a new album.

The 58-year-old guitarist has been busy working on ‘Orgy Of The Damned’, a record of mostly blues tracks featuring a string of guest vocalists, and he didn't want to "drag" his bandmate Axl Rose into appearing on the LP because their group are busy with the long-awaited follow-up to 2008's 'Chinese Democracy', on which he didn't appear.

Explaining why Axl and his The Conspirators collaborator Myles Kennedy don't feature on his new album, Slash told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper's Wired column: "It was my own side thing, so I wasn't dragging my own guys in.

"Guns N' Roses are trying to make their own record and I'm working with them in that capacity but this didn't involve anyone else."

In December, the group released 'Perhaps', backed by 'The General', which were both recorded around the same time as 'Chinese Democracy', just like 2021's releases 'Absurd' and 'Hard Skool'.

The notorious record was delayed for years and held up by legal issues, while Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum quit the group, and only frontman Axl and keyboardist Dizzy Reed remained.

Slash has previously teased more new music from the hard rock band.

However, he later admitted he and his bandmates hadn't penned any new material since reuniting.

He said in October 2021: “As far as new Guns is concerned; we haven’t even gotten to that point of really in earnest sitting down and writing.

“We’ve been doing a lot of material that’s been sort of sitting around for a while. So that will be a whole focused endeavour unto itself.”

The band reunited with original members Slash and Duff for the 2016 'Not in This Lifetime... Tour'.

Axl, Slash and Duff's last studio album was 1993 covers record ‘The Spaghetti Incident?’.