Guns N’ Roses Officially Release New Single “Perhaps” Stream
After a leak on bar jukeboxes over the weekend, Guns N’ Roses officially released the new single “Perhaps” via Audacy rock stations today (August 17th).
According to a press release, per Audacy, the song was “written and recorded by Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan this year,” and marks their “first collective new composition and recording together in 30 years since 1993’s The Spaghetti Incident?”
While Slash and Duff may have had a bigger hand in writing the official version of “Perhaps” than the band’s 2021 singles “Hard Skool” and “ABSUЯD” (which were both reworked from years-old demos), “Perhaps” is not an entirely new song.
A rough demo version of “Perhaps” has been floating around for several years, and Guns N’ Roses played the song during a soundcheck before a show in Israel in June of this year. There is also a debate about whether Robin Finck or Queen’s Brian May played guitar on an original Chinese Democracy-era demo of “Perhaps.”
Regardless, any “new” music from Guns N’ Roses is a welcome treat for fans, especially with core members Axl, Duff, and Slash involved. Perhaps the band will give the song its live debut during its current 2023 North American tour, which runs until mid October. Tickets for GN’R’s upcoming shows are available here.