Guns N’ Roses perform reworked song live, now called “Absurd”

Posted by on August 4, 2021

Photo Credit: Katarina Benzova


During a performance at Boston’s Fenway Park, Guns N’ Roses played a song once called “Silkworms” during its concert Tuesday night, August 3, at Boston’s Fenway Park.

Axl Rose introduced the song this way:

“Some of you might have heard this under another name, but this is really kind of absurd to try this. Wasn’t that funny? And they don’t even know the joke yet. Okay, this is called Absurd.”

After the song, Rose said:

“See? I never run out of love songs. That was fun. So you heard it here first, a new Guns N’ Roses song.”

So, “Silkworms” was apparently written during the Chinese Democracy sessions but does not appear on the album. The last time the song was performed live was in 2001. GN’R is currently on tour and have made it known that they are working on a new record.

The current line up consists of Slash, Duff McKagan and Axl Rose backed by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.

Check out the live performance of “Absurd” below.




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