Like it or not, the Guns N’ Roses most people picture when someone mentions the band’s name is no more. Those long-haired stung out days of glory have long passed, leaving a group of random musicians filling in roles while fronted by an Axl Rose that looks nothing like that man who took us to “Paradise City.” Chinese Democracy let most of the world down so much many assumed the group would never recover, but this morning a potentially new song is making the rounds online that gives hope G N’ R may soon be releasing new music.
Titled “Going Down,” a mysterious recording from Guns N’ Roses popped up online over the weekend. Axl does not take the lead on vocals on the track, instead letting Tommy Stinson handle them, but you can clearly hear his signature croon hard at work in the background. No one seems to know where the song came from, or whether or not it’s off an upcoming release, but it has caused a bit of widespread fandom nonetheless. You can stream the song below.
“Going Down” is far less in your face than most of Guns N’ Roses recent material, but I am not so sure that is necessarily a bad thing. Considering how miserable the response was to the band’s last album, material like this song could be what the band needs to re-enter the market. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on “Going Down.”