NEW MUSIC: GUNS N' ROSES | HARD SKOOL
Guns N' Roses has released a second single titled, "Hard Skool," which follows on from the August release of "ABSUЯD," the first 'new 'music to emerge from the LA rock legends since guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan reunited with Axl Rose. The track, which had the working title "Jackie Chan," was originally recorded during GN'R's "Chinese Democracy" era but was eventually omitted from that album. Short clips of the song were later posted online, and a full version was leaked in August 2019. The partially reunited classic lineup of Guns N' Roses rehearsed the track during soundcheck at several concerts on the band's summer 2021 tour but has yet to perform it live. Rumours of the new song's imminent release began to circulate earlier in the month after a fan was reportedly told about it by frontman Axl Rose when they met backstage at a recent show in Atlantic City. "I've heard some magnificent stuff that Axl has – really cool stuff he'd been working on," the bassist told Eddie Trunk. "So I'm excited about the possibilities with that, of course." "I don't mean to get anybody rabid. A new Guns N' Roses album will happen when it happens, that's for sure." The revitalized LA rockers are currently touring US arenas as part of their Guns N' Roses 2020 Tour. The tour is scheduled to hit Europe in June/July 2022.