Guns N' Roses are planning to release a new album, the first to include Slash and Duff McKagan since The Spaghetti Incident in 1993.

The band - which currently features Axl Rose, Slash, McKagan, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese - have been laying down ideas for new material on the back of their current tour, which included a stop off in Slane Castle in May.

Guitarist Fortus told StageLeft, "We haven't started recording anything, when I say that, as far as in the studio doing an album.

"We've been recording a lot of stuff, just ideas, assembling ideas, but not going into a studio and actually tracking a new record.

"It's sort of too good not to happen at this point, that's how I feel about it. This band is really a force right now, and I definitely hope that we do, and I think we're all sort of counting on it, and we're also planning on it."

The new album would be the first Guns N' Roses release since 2008's Chinese Democracy.