• Muzik First


They formed in 1985, and it seems 36 years later, Guns N' Roses are still going strong. Today we get a studio version of Guns N' Roses' new song "Absurd," a fresh reworking of an older GNR cut known as "Silkworms," and they already have strong reactions to the track. "Absurd" is the first new material from the band since 2008's "Chinese Democracy" album and first new studio recording to feature guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan, who rejoined in 2016, since the release of "The Spaghetti Incident?" Guns N' Roses' 1993 covers album. “Some of you might have heard this under another name, but this is really kind of absurd to try this,” G&R lead vocalist Axl Rose explained during Tuesday’s show. “So you heard it here first — a new Guns N’ Roses song.” Indeed, it appears the “Absurd” moniker is more fitting given the reimagined ditty’s lyrics. The band is currently on tour and will next play at Comerica Park in Detroit on August 8. They will be playing North America until October 12, when they play at Estadio de Beisbol in Monterrey, Mexico. The next stop for the classic group will be Australia and New Zealand in November, and following that, Europe in June 2022.