GUNS N' ROSES bassist TOMMY STINSON is convinced Axl Rose is close to completing the group's long-awaited new album THE CHINESE DEMOCRACY, because he has been told to get ready for an extensive tour.

Stinson reveals he has heard the new album, which fans of the group have been waiting eight years to hear, and it sounds amazing.

He says, "I'm thinking (the) GNR record will be coming out real soon. Then I'll be touring behind that record. I'm anticipating being on the road for the next year and half, two years.

"I was pretty stoked about it (the album). I heard some really, really great stuff, and that I hadn't heard in a long time."

07/09/2004 21:15