Listen To Guns N’ Roses’ Studio Version Of ‘Absurd’

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Guns N’ Roses released their first new song since 2008’s “Chinese Democracy”. “Absurd” was a reworking of a previously unreleased track titled “Silkworms”, and they debuted the new version during a gig on August 3 at Boston’s Fenway Park. Just 24 hours later, they dropped the studio version across several streaming platforms.

From Slash’s fiery guitar licks to Axl Rose’s signature shrieks, it’s a typical Guns N’ Roses tune. “Silkworms” was initially written by keyboardists Chris Pitman and Dizzy Reed during the sessions for “Chinese Democracy”. GnR performed it live four times back in 2001.

“It ended up being this incredible track that sounded like Guns N’ Roses 10 or 15 years in the future,” Pitman said. “It was so far removed from our other songs that we had to put it in this other place. Concept-wise, it didn’t fit with Chinese Democracy.”

“Some of you might have heard this under another name, but this is really kind of absurd to try this,” Rose told the crowd at Fenway Park before launching into the song.

After the number, he said: “See? I never run out of love songs. So you heard it here first: a new Guns N’ Roses song.”

Guns N’ Roses are reportedly working on a new album – the follow-up to “Chinese Democracy”.

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