Even though it took Guns N' Roses a billion years – actually, 15 -- to release their fifth platter 'Chinese Democracy,' the band is likely to hit the studio again and soon.

Well, maybe. Bassist Tommy Stinson chatted with the Dallas Observer while on tour (their first of the U.S. in five years) about the fact that the band hopes to record again sooner than later.

"I'm not going to say a whole lot about that, but I tell you right now that I certainly hope we do another album," Stinson said. "I would love to get everyone back into the studio and make some more stuff happen. I think we have a good band, and each of us has something interesting to offer. I hope we get on this project sooner than later."

It's possibly wishful thinking on Stinson's part, since a studio stint would seem to be squarely up to frontman Axl Rose and his clock and/or calendar.

Stinson also spoke positively of his boss to the Observer, praising Rose for choosing not to start over in favor of carrying on under the GN'R moniker and brand. Stinson said, "He didn't start over. The other guys just kind of vacated the band. They said, 'F--- it, I don't want to work.' Axl just decided to go on. He called me and asked me to do it and got the other guys to do it as well. Axl just wanted to keep working. He didn't want to start completely over after everything the band had been through. I think it was a pretty ballsy move."

Rose's first televised interview in years will air tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 11 on VH1 Classic during a special edition of the 'That Metal Show.' You can watch a preview clip right here.