I expect Axl/DC to work next year.
I consider the possibility of Slash's and Duff's contracts ending this year, but I doubt GNR ends withs this tour. I have a hard time believing Fortus, Ferrer etc. had almost-decade long contracts. These guys are probably being re-hired for every run. Of course that for being in the circle they know they're in for the next, but that means nothing on legal terms. Slash's and Duff's contracts ending this year probably mean the same as "Fortu's contracted ended on 2007, then on 2009, then on 2011..." etc.
Anyway, I believe we'll probably see Axl/DC next year and I think Duff there is a real possibility. As for GN'R, there's gonna be a break, probably. But seriously, I can't understand how after so many years some fans still think Axl is not gonna to want to shit some of his music out or even think he ain't gonna tour.
Honestly - the man was CLEARLY willing to tour the shit out of his brand even if for what is relatively very small money and respect. With what is going on now, I don't think he is going anywhere anytime soon. He should definetly make some changes, though. Frank is pathetic and honestly, Fortus is too. I know he """doeshisjob""" but his stage persona is cringeworthy.
And he adds nothing. He just completes. You never expect this guy to do something. I won't get started on Frank.
Anyway, I think we'll see Axl release at least one more album, in the next ten years. And if there's one AC/DC album, I don't doubt there would be a 2nd.
As for Slash, in the mean time, he should get rid of his current band immedieately and try to establish his image as a cool musician again. He still has some mojo in him but he's not going anywhere playing with musicians who are only there to lay some background for him to shred on. His perfomances are pathetic.