Slash Release Previews For New Guns N’ Roses Music
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 16: Guitarist Slash, founding member of Guns N' Roses perform onstage at Hollywood Palladium on October 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
Slash confirmed the release of new Guns N’ Roses EP “Hard Skool” on February 25. It will be issued on CD and cassette. In an interview with Classic Rock magazine, Slash shares the new music saying,
“There’s new Guns material coming out as we speak, and we’ll probably keep putting it out until the entire record’s worth of stuff is done and then put it out solid,” and added, “It’s cool. I’m enjoying working on the stuff and having a good time doing it.”
After the reunion of Slash, Axl Rose, and guitarist Duff McKagan in 2016, and followed by years of regular touring, this upcoming album marks the first recordings by the band with McKagan since 1994.
“When we got together, Axl and I really got over this major sort of hump of negativity that we’ve been carrying around for years and years,”
Slash stated and added,
“It was simple, relatively short conversation that we had… In all these years that we’ve been apart, he’s become super-f*cking professional. And he’s never missed a beat during this whole time. So it’s been great. There has been a sort of synergy that’s been happening this last six years that we had in our first incarnation.”
In 2021, Guns N’ Roses already released singles “Absurd” and “Hard Skool” that will be included on the EP. The original demo of both songs was done by Rose during the band’s Chinese Democracy era, but were kept unreleased. Now, they’ve rerecord the tracks and added “Don’t Cry” and “You’re Crazy” to the list of songs.