The track is a vinyl B-Side to the previously revealed “Perhaps”
Guns N’ Roses have revealed their new song, “The General.” The track is a B-Side to their previously released single, “Perhaps.“ Both songs will be available on the 7″ vinyl version through Geffen, which ships tomorrow to fans who pre-ordered. They are the band’s only new pieces of recorded material in the last 15 years.
Stream “The General” below now.
The previously released “Perhaps” was originally conceived during the Chinese Democracy recording sessions in the early 2000s.
On November 2, Guns N’ Roses wrapped up their two-night stand at the storied Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. The bad cranked through stellar sets alongside very special guests, GRAMMY® Award winners The Black Keys. During their second show, Guns N’ Roses gave their new song “The General” its live debut.
Fans can pre-order a vinyl copy now HERE. 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.
Guns N’ Roses kicked off the North American leg of their 2023 world tour in August 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.” She also performed with Guns N’ Roses on August 26 at GEODIS Park in Nashville.
Back in October, Guns N’ Roses took the stage at Power Trip in Indio, California. Fellow rock icons Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, AC/DC, and Tool also performed. On November 5, Guns N’ Roses concluded their tour with a headlining stand at Heaven & Hell Festival in Mexico City.
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.