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GUNS N' ROSES Officially Drops New Song 'Hard Skool'

jszfunk
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https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/guns-n-roses-officially-drops-new-song-hard-skool/

GUNS N' ROSES has just dropped a brand new song called "Hard Skool". 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.

More recently, 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.

Rumors 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.

On "Hard Skool", Axl sings: "But you had to play it cool, had to do it your way/Had to be a fool, had to throw it all away/Too hard school and you thought you were here to stay/ If that were true, it wouldn't matter anyway."

"Hard Skool" is the second "new" GUNS N' ROSES song to be released in less than two months. It follows the arrival of "Absurd", a reworked version of a previously unreleased track called "Silkworms", which came out on August 6, three days after the band performed the tune live for the first time during its concert at Boston's Fenway Park.

GUNS N' ROSES last performed "Silkworms", which was also reportedly written during the "Chinese Democracy" sessions, in 2001.

The band is now said to be working on a new studio album — the first under the GUNS banner since "Chinese Democracy" and the first to feature Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan since 1993.

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Topic starter Posted : September 24, 2021 8:37 am
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also an EP due early 2022

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Posted : September 25, 2021 1:04 pm
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Strother Martin, one of my favorite character actors, talks on one of their albums. 

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Posted : September 25, 2021 1:15 pm
fender31
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I like it...

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Posted : September 26, 2021 7:16 am
jszfunk
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I probably need to listen to it a few more times, not quite sold on it yet.

Not sure why they are releasing material from the Chinese Democracy era/band. This is the 2nd "new" track from time frame. Curious how Slash and Duff feel about that. They probably dont have much to say ...Axl  I would assume is calling the shots.   If and when they write new material it will be interesting to see what they come up with.  They might miss Izzy in the song writing dept. Slash's solo material is kinda hit or miss with me. A good portion of the tracks are non memorable. Not bad, but maybe a small handful from each album I revisit, and that's being generous.  To be honest I really never sat done and listened to Chinese Democracy.

Duff was in a band,Walking Papers ,over the past decade that put out a couple of good releases.

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Topic starter Posted : September 28, 2021 7:58 am
jszfunk
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Posted by: @matt05

also an EP due early 2022

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/guns-n-roses-to-release-hard-skool-four-song-ep-in-february/

GUNS N' ROSES will release a new four-song EP, "Hard Skool", on February 25, 2022. The effort, which is exclusive to the GUNS N' ROSES official store, contains the two new songs the band released in the last two months — the title track and "Absurd" (stylized as "ABSUЯD") — as well as live versions of "Don't Cry" and "You're Crazy".

"Hard Skool" EP track listing:

01. Hard Skool
02. ABSUЯD
03. Don't Cry (Live)
04. You're Crazy (Live)

Written by singer Axl Rose and co-produced by Rose and Caram Costanzo, the track "Hard Skool", 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.

More recently, 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.

Rumors of the new song's imminent release began to circulate earlier in the month after a fan was reportedly told about it by Rose when they met backstage at a recent show in Atlantic City.

On "Hard Skool", Axl sings: "But you had to play it cool, had to do it your way/Had to be a fool, had to throw it all away/Too hard school and you thought you were here to stay/ If that were true, it wouldn't matter anyway."

"Absurd", a reworked version of a previously unreleased track called "Silkworms", came out on August 6, three days after the band performed the tune live for the first time during its concert at Boston's Fenway Park.

GUNS N' ROSES last performed "Silkworms", which was also reportedly written during the "Chinese Democracy" sessions, in 2001.

The band is now said to be working on a new studio album — the first under the GUNS banner since "Chinese Democracy" and the first to feature Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan since 1993.

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Topic starter Posted : September 28, 2021 9:46 am
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@jszfunk 

 

wonder what year those live tracks were recorded

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Posted : September 28, 2021 8:44 pm
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