Guns N’ Roses have officially released their new single “Perhaps”, which you can listen to below. The track was accidentally leaked over the weekend, when it was made available on digital jukeboxes in the US.
Now, the new Guns N’ Roses song has been officially released, hitting streaming services yesterday (17 August).
A press release, via Billboard, says the song was “written and recorded by Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan this year”, and marks the band’s first collective songwriting and recording in 30 years since 1993’s ‘The Spaghetti Incident’.
A demo of “Perhaps” has been circulating online for years, but speculation about its official release increased after fans heard the band do a soundcheck before a show in Tel Aviv earlier this year.
The song dates from the Chinese Democracy sessions, as do “Hard Skool” and “Absurd”, the two new cuts from 2021’s Hard Skool EP. However, those tracks were reworked with the current line-up, making Hard Skool the first Guns N’ Roses release in 28 years to feature guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan.
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Since reuniting with the pair under the GNR name in 2016, Axl Rose has taken the band on a lengthy tour of stadiums around the world, with their most recent UK headline performance on Saturday night at Glastonbury being met with mixed reviews.
In related news, Slash recently spoke about the possibility of making a Guns N’ Roses biopic, confessing that he doesn’t have much faith in it. Find out the details here.