Leah Greenblatt
November 12, 2010 AT 04:12 PM EST

Image Credit: Landmark/PR PhotosYes, an entire Bieber was gestated, raised, and brought to saucily-coiffed stardom in the time it took to make Chinese Democracy.

But Axl’s bandmates swear that infamously delayed album’s followup will arrive sooner–much sooner. Guitarist DJ Ashba told rockitoutblog.com that the group is “throwing around a bunch of ideas” for a new album, and that Axl has “a lot of good s— up his sleeve”: “It should be good. We got a lot of good stuff on the plate coming out,” he said, emphasizing that it “won’t take as long, I promise” as Democracy.

He also assured fans that the current incarnation of G’n’R will tour the States again next February, after running a number of dates in Asia and Canada through January. So the boys are staying active, and apparently very busy.

What do you think, readers—can whatever new music the band releases reward fans’ expectations at this point? Or is it finally time that Axl make like Phil Collins and quit this bitch?

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