|Mike Clink has been confirmed as the producer for the next album.
Moby might be working on a couple of tracks.
Robin Finck (ex Nine Inch Nails) is said to be the new lead guitarist.
As reported earlier Dave Abbruzzese (ex Pearl Jam drummer) has been in rehearsals with Axl, but GN'R's management says that Matt is still in the band.
Matt has said that the sessions are leaning towards Soundgarden style of rock and on some tracks the NIN influence is evident.
Other GN'R news is that Duff is recording his second solo album and he's also taking college courses (including some business classes).
Slash is looking for a vocalist and he's planning on reforming Snakepit.