Guns N’ Roses have dropped their first new track in 13 years, titled, “Absurd.” Ultimate Classic Rock posted the tune, under its original title, “Silkworms,” was an outtake from 2008’s The Chinese Democracy, and was reintroduced by the band on August 3rd in Boston.

Frontman Axl Rose told the crowd that night, “Some of you might have heard this under another name. But this is really kind of absurd for us to try this. Wasn’t that funny? And they don’t even know the joke yet. Ok, this is called “Absurd.'”

Die-hard fans will remember Guns playing the songs four times in concert back in 2001.

Slash admitted to us not long ago that he doesn’t like to play songs too many times before laying them down in the studio: [“You want to get it to where you know the song and you can play it where all you’re doing is playing by feel — you don’t want to be thinking about it too much. But you don’t want to overwork it, y’know? You don’t want to get too anal about stuff and, y’know, start fine-tuning to the point of perfection, because then you lose that edge that comes with a sort of spontaneity of just playing the song for the feel of it.”] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . feel of it)

  • Guns N’ Roses / Mammoth WVH tour dates (subject to change):
    August 11 – Fargo, ND – FargoDome
    August 13 – Missoula, MT- Washington-Grizzly Stadium
    August 16 – Commerce City, CO – DICK’S Sporting Goods Park
    August 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium
    August 22 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
    August 23 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune (Mammoth WVH only)
    August 25 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
    August 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium
    August 29 – Tuscon, AZ – Rialto Theatre (Mammoth WVH only)
    August 30 – Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Suns Arena
    September 1 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
    September 2 – Austin, TX – Emo’s (Mammoth WVH only)
    September 4 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Napa Valley (Guns N’ Roses only)
    September 4 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Mammoth WVH only)
    September 5 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion (Mammoth WVH only)
    September 8 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
    September 9 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts (Mammoth WVH only)
    September 11, 12 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
    September 14 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom (Mammoth WVH only)
    September 16 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
    September 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center (Mammoth WVH only)
    September 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest at American Family Insurance Amphitheater
    September 21 – St. Paul, MI – Xcel Energy Center
    September 23 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
    September 25 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion (Mammoth WVH only)
    September 26 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
    September 29 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
    Ocober 1 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live (Mammoth WVH only)
    October 2, 3 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live Arena


  • Guns’ N’ Roses‘ last album, Chinese Democracy, was released on November 23rd, 2008 and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200.

CHECK IT OUT: Guns’ N Roses 2021 single, “Absurd”: