There’s a saying, “you can’t go home again.” Well, Guns N’ Roses is proving that wrong as they are ready to play a home town show, and they have NEW music!
GNR has brought us so many mega hits that you know and love, no matter what genre of music you are into. Everyone knows the massive hit song “Welcome to the Jungle,” not only because of its popularity, but even today’s kids know it now thanks to the 2017 movie “Jumanji.”
Older fans may know “Sweet Child O’ Mine” thanks to “Step Brothers.” And who can forget “You Could Be Mine” in both “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Terminator Salvation?”
Now for the exciting new music news that all Guns N’ Roses fans have been waiting for: they have recently released a studio rendition of “ABSUЯD.” This is the first “new” music from the group in about 13 years, and while original members Slash and Duff McKagan reunited with GNR back in 2016, it is unclear if drummer Bryan “Brain” Mantia appears on this single.
Few details were given about “ABSUЯD,” but it has a video available for streaming on all major platforms. “ABSUЯD” is an adaption of “Silkworms,” a track that goes back to the sessions of 2008’s “Chinese Democracy.” This song was co-produced by Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo, who also co-produced “Chinese Democracy,” but the full band is credited with writing the song.
GNR played the new song live this past Thursday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, only two days after performing it at Boston’s Fenway Park. Thursday’s concert included Axl Rose paying tribute to Biz Markie by starting and ending “November Rain” with the chorus of “Just a Friend,” and dedicating “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” to the late beloved rapper.
Hopefully we will soon be enjoying more music from the Los Angeles band, but for now, they are touring North America through the beginning of October, and then embark on a world tour.