A new GUNS N’ ROSES song called “Hard School” (a.k.a. “Hard Skool”) is apparently on the way.
The track originally had the working title “Jackie Chan” and was slated to appear on GUNS N’ ROSES’ “Chinese Democracy” album but was eventually scrapped.
GUNS N’ ROSES reportedly rehearsed the track for their September 2019 concert at the Hollywood Palladium and even included it in the setlist for some of their concerts on their current tour, despite the fact it has yet to make an appearance.
Earlier today, a photo of a young GUNS N’ ROSES fan with singer Axl Rose was shared on Twitter, along with the following message: “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.”
Another GUNS N’ ROSES song called “Absurd” — which is a reworked version of a previously unreleased song called “Silkworms” — arrived on August 6.
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.
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.
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— J. ⚡️ (@GNRGirl_) September 13, 2021