|I received an e-mail with the following info:
Buckethead is still in the band, he tried to quit but Axl talked him into coming back. On the condition that he only has to play/record with the band 3 days a week.
They are in the still in the studio recording two full albums, so when they finally release the first one, they can tour for a year and then release another one without going back into the studio.
There won't be a tour this year.
I don't know how reliable this is...