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GNR Release Absurd Single

August 6, 2021 12:00 AM


Guns N' Roses have released a single! 


Streaming everywhere at Midnight, Absurd was written by Chris Pitman and Dizzy Reed, and first played live (as Silkworms) in 2001. 


In 2008, Chris Pitman talked about the song in an interview shortly before the release of Chinese Democracy, stating, "it ended up being this incredible track that sounded like Guns N' Roses 10 or 15 years in the future. 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. We hope we will have other songs that match that kind of futuristic sound. It's a really exciting track because it morphs into this crazy sound, but it was out so much in the other direction that we have to let time catch up with it.


This marks the first release of new material since Chinese Democracy in 2008. Absurd is the first new track to feature guitarist Slash and bass player Duff McKagan since "Sympathy for the Devil," 27 years ago.


The reworked, Slash and Duff version of Absurd made its live debut on August 3, 2021 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA 


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