The vinyl release contains another new song as a B-Side
Guns N’ Roses have revealed a brand new song called “Perhaps.” The track hit rock radio yesterday at midnight, and has been spinning all day. The song was originally conceived during the Chinese Democracy recording sessions in the early 2000s. It is only the band’s second new piece of recorded material in the last 15 years. Stream the official music video below now.
A physical version of “Perhaps” is available on a 7″ vinyl via Geffen. The B-Side of the record contains another new song, “The General.” Fans can pre-order a vinyl copy now HERE, which ships on October 27. To commemorate the release, the band has also put out a “Perhaps” merch line which includes a t-shirts, a hoodie, a long-sleeve shirt, and a Magic 8-Ball.
In 2021, Guns N’ Roses came out with a new EP Hard Skool. It was the first time in 28 years that vocalist Axl Rose, guitarist Slash, and bassist Duff McKagan collaborated together on new material together. The trio was accompanied on the new studio effort by the current members of the GNR lineup, which is completed by guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer, as well as keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese. The EP also features “Absurd,” a re-worked track from the Chinese Democracy sessions, as well as live recordings of the band’s ‘91 power ballad “Don’t Cry” and “You’re Crazy” from their seminal debut LP Appetite For Destruction. Released back in August of 2021, “Absurd” was the first new Guns N’ Roses song in 13 years.
The band’s last proper studio outing was Chinese Democracy. Their sixth album, it was finally released on November 23, 2008 via Black Frog/Geffen after various lineup shifts and label issues. Prior to that, the last Guns N’ Roses album of original material was their massive double album Use Your Illusions I and Use Your Illusions II, released in September of 1991.
Guns N’ Roses kicked off the North American leg of their 2023 world tour this week with two shows in Canada. Country music superstar and frequent collaborator Carrie Underwood was the band’s special guest. During her set, she played to her audience, busting out rock covers by Joan Jett, Motörhead, Led Zeppelin, Pat Benatar, Heart, and The Rolling Stones. During GnR’s set, Underwood joined them for “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Paradise City.” Her next gig with Guns N’ Roses is on August 26 at GEODIS Park in Nashville.
In October, Guns N’ Roses are performing at Power Trip in Indio, California alongside fellow rock icons Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, AC/DC, and Tool.