About 10 years ago, Robin Finck said that he wrote "several albums worth of material" with Axl. About two years ago, Sebastian Bach said that Axl has "two or three" discs of material that could make it onto "Chinese Democracy", and that "Chinese Democracy" might be a double album.
Really, I fear that DJ Ashba is the latest bandmember to fall into delusion that Axl is going to put out a new album any day, or "soon" or "sometime this year". I feel that DJ is stuck in hero-worship with Axl and really believes that the album is going to come out. As a longtime fan, I don't believe it. And, the ass-kissing/hero-worship type of guy is exactly the sort of guy that Axl loves having around, so they're a good duo. Really, this is good, because if Axl buys into DJ's opinions about the material being phenominal or great, perhaps Axl will feel motivated to release it "sooner", as DJ appears confident will happen.
Anyway, hearing that there are 3 albums worth of material is not real news to me. That's been known for years. However, thanks for the effort at providing new news.
Now, here's a bit of just total speculation. I suspect that Axl has closer to 5-6 albums worth of material recorded, demos mostly, but that only 2-3 discs worth of that material is "hard rock" in style. Back in the late 90's, the rumor was that Axl was going to record an industrial style album, and I think he did, perhaps two or three albums worth of demos with that style of music. I mean, does everyone think that "Oh My God" was just a fluke? Hell, Axl hired half the NIN band (the drummer, the guitarist, etc). He wore those NIN "Sin" shirts all the time on stage, and it was well known that he was a big NIN fan. But, when "Oh My God" was not received well by fans, I think Axl scrapped the industrial work he had done and started recording new stuff that was not industrial. At least, that's my impression of what happened. So, with the "new" songs, I wonder if these are the same demos that Finck worked on 10 years ago, or if these are real "new" songs. So, we know that Finck wrote "several albums worth of material" with Axl, and we know that Bach heard about 3 albums worth, so now, how much material is really "new"?? I'm betting Axl has anywhere between 3-6 albums worth of demos recorded, if you include the "new" stuff he's tinkering with.