GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is promising fans the rock group will be back in 2006 with the delayed CHINESE DEMOCRACY album.

The NOVEMBER RAIN singer also admits he's considering festival appearances this summer (06).

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "People will hear music this year.

"(Chinese Democracy) is a very complex record. I'm trying to do something different. Some of the arrangements are kind of like Queen."

Rose reveals he is working on 32 songs for the album, 26 of which are finished. Of those, 13 are slated for the final album.

Track titles include BETTER, THERE WAS A TIME and THE BLUES.

The group's last release of new material was the 1993 covers album THE SPAGHETTI INCIDENT.