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.”