It is the fourth new piece of material the group has recorded since reuniting in 2020

Guns N' Roses live 2023 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles The General
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Last night, Guns N’ Roses wrapped up their two-night stand at the storied Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. The bad cranked through two 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. The track is a B-Side to their previously released single, “Perhaps, the former of which will be available only on the 7″ vinyl version that is slated for arrival next month.

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.

Over the weekend, 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 will conclude their tour with a headlining stand at Heaven & Hell Festival in Mexico City.

Guns N’ Roses recently revealed a brand new song called “Perhaps.” 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. A physical version of “Perhaps” is available on a 7″ vinyl via Geffen. The B-Side of the record contains “The General.” Fans can pre-order a vinyl copy now HERE, which now ships on December 8 after being pushed back due to production issues.. 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 live Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles 2023