Richard Fortus Reveals That “Perfect Crime” Has Been Rehearsed Over the Years
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus gave an interview recently to Forbes and of course the topic of Guns N’ Roses came up. Fortus was asked about what song he’d love to play live with the band and he brought up “Perfect Crime” from “Use Your Illusion 1.” He revealed it’s been rehearsed a bunch of time over the years but never played live when he’s been in the band. Check out the exchange below!
Baltin: Is there one song you guys haven’t played live or that you haven’t done in some time you’d love to bring into the live show?
Fortus: Over my tenure in the band, which is now stretching to like 18 years, there have been a bunch of songs we’ve rehearsed that we haven’t done live. One I wish that we would, I really love the song, is “Perfect Crime.” I’ve played that with this band for years and we’ve just never played it live for whatever reason. This last tour we did “Locomotive” a few times and that was really cool. I love that song. And it was fun to finally do that.
Richard Fortus Is “Hopeful” We’ll See New Guns N’ Roses Music This Year
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus gave an interview recently to Forbes and of course the topic of new music game up. What’s hilarious is that the person doing the interview for Forbes obviously did their homework because they asked about the boring setlist and new music. Regarding whether the band will be releasing new music anytime soon Fortus said:
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“We love bringing new songs in. We always rehearse stuff up. It’s just a matter of everyone sort of feeling comfortable to integrate it into the show. I hope that we have new music out this coming year.”
Last September, Slash appeared on blowhard Eddie Trunk’s SiriusXM show”Trunk Nation” and claimed that writing new material was the “focus” for Guns N’ Roses until the new year. Slash would also go onto explain when we could hear new Guns n’ Roses music saying
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“I think at the end of the day, everybody wants to have a full album released. I don’t think that’s really changed all that much. But there’s a different way of putting stuff out initially nowadays more so than… I mean, there’s always been the single, but now you sort of look at that preliminary release a little bit differently now. All things considered, it’s like the Wild West out there; there is no formula for any of it. [Laughs] I haven’t seen any routine kind of thing that works. I mean, you can do any one of a million different things to releasing a record. But at the end of the day, I think that we will ultimately release a full album.”
Guns N’ Roses will be busy in 2020 as they will be playing their first show on January 31 as part of a headlining set at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest in Miami and then heading off to South America before heading to Europe for the Spring.