Guns N' Roses

Axl Rose has told USA Today that the next Guns N' Roses album won't take as long as the delay-plagued Chinese Democracy.

When asked about the long wait for the band's 2008 album, Rose said there were complications with personnel and “the industry.”

"I had to deal with so many other things that don't have to do with music but have to do with the industry. There's such a loss of time," he said. "It was more about survival. There wasn't anyone to work with or trust. Someone would come in to help produce and the reality was they just wanted to mix it and get it out the door. They had a different agenda. [The next album] will come out sooner."

Rose dismissed any rumors of an original Guns N’ Roses reunion. "I feel that ball's not in my court," he said. "I'm surviving this war, not the one who created this war." Guns N’ Roses are playing Las Vegas this week.