Guns N' Roses release hard-riffing new single, Absurd

[L-R] Axl Rose and Slash of Guns N' Roses
(Image credit: Mark Horton/Getty Images)

Guns N' Roses have released the studio version of Absurd – a reworked take of previously unreleased Chinese Democracy cut Silkworms. The track was debuted earlier this week at the band's August 3 show at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

Introducing the song at the gig, Axl Rose said: “Some of you might have heard this under another name, but this is really kind of absurd to try this. Wasn't that funny? And they don't even know the joke yet. Okay, this is called Absurd.”

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.