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Guns N’ Roses Release Studio Version of New Song “Absurd”

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Guns N’ Roses have released a studio recording of a new(ish) song, “Absurd.” You can listen below.

The song originated as a track called “Silkworms,” written by keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman, during sessions for Chinese Democracy. The group played it live a handful of times in 2001, and studio bootlegs of various iterations have leaked over the years.

The rejiggered version of the song, now called “Absurd,” was given its live debut this past Tuesday, August 3 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA.

The band performed it again last night (August 5) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, at which time singer Axl Rose told the crowd, “In a couple of hours, at midnight… I’m not familiar with all this modern age shit, but you’ll be able to download this song.”

“Absurd” is the first new song Guns N’ Roses have released since Chinese Democracy in 2008. More notably still, it is the first original song Guns N’ Roses have released to feature original members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan since 1991’s Use Your Illusion collection.

Upcoming Guns N’ Roses live dates are below:

AUG 8 – Comerica Park – Detroit, MI [tickets]
AUG 11 – Fargodome – Fargo, ND [tickets]
AUG 13 – Grizzly Stadium – Missoula, MT [tickets]
AUG 16 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Denver, CO [tickets]
AUG 19 – Banc of California – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
AUG 22 – MODA Center – Portland, OR [tickets]
AUG 25 – SAP Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA [tickets]
AUG 27 – Venue TBA – Las Vegas, NV [tickets]
AUG 30 – Phoenix Suns Arena – Phoenix, AZ [tickets]
SEP 1 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX [tickets]
SEP 8 – Lucas Oil Stadium – Detroit, MI [tickets]
SEP 11 – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena – Atlantic City, NJ [tickets]
SEP 12 – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena – Atlantic City, NJ [tickets]
SEP 16 – Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL [tickets]
SEP 21 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN [tickets]
SEP 23 – Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH [tickets]
SEP 26 Royal Farms Arena – Baltimore, MD [tickets]
SEP 29 – PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC [tickets]
OCT 2 – Hard Rock Live Arena – Hollywood, FL [tickets]
OCT 3 – Hard Rock Live Arena- Hollywood, FL [tickets]

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