Slash teases new Guns N’ Roses song with soundcheck TikTok video

Slash of Guns N' Roses performs in concert during weekend one of the 2019 ACL Fest at Zilker Park on October 4, 2019 in Austin, Texas
(Image credit: Gary Miller/Getty Images)

Back in August, Guns N' Roses released Absurd, a hard-rockin' tune that marked the first studio material from the band to feature Slash and bassist Duff McKagan in over 25 years.

At the time, the song – which, under the original name of Silkworms, dates back to the sessions for the band's Slash- and McKagan-less 2008 effort, Chinese Democracy – appeared to be a standalone single, but it might soon have some company.


Wrigley Field soundcheck Chicago 8.16.21 video by @meeganhodges iiii]; )'

♬ original sound - Slash

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.