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Guns N’ Roses are reportedly releasing another new track in the near future.

These reports come from buzz on Twitter from a user named @GNRGirl_ who shared a photo of Axl Rose with a fan backstage along with the following caption: “A fan met Axl Rose after the second Guns N’ Roses show in Atlantic City, NJ last night. She said he invited her backstage and they had a beer together. She also said she asked him about ‘Hard Skool.’ He played the song for her and said they are releasing it soon.”

“Hard Skool” (aka: “Hard School”), per Blabbermouth, “…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.”

Time will only tell whether these rumors end up being true, but new music appears to be front of mind for GN’R. Just last month, the band released a studio version of the song “Absurd,” which they debuted live at their August 3 show at Boston's Fenway Park.

“Absurd” is a reworking of “Silkworms,” a previously unreleased track reportedly from the recording sessions for Chinese Democracy. The track is also the first new single from the band since “Shadow of Your Love,” one of the B-sides featured on the 2018 reissue of Appetite for Destruction. More importantly, it’s the first newly recorded song/single from GN’R to feature Slash and Duff McKagan since the band released their cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil,” which was featured on the soundtrack for the 1994 film Interview with the Vampire.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.