Unheard GNR Song Appears, Vanishes
A previously unheard Guns N' Roses song called "Going Down" surfaced briefly on YouTube on Tuesday (August 20th) before being quickly taken down, according to Loudwire. The track reportedly features bassist Tommy Stinson on lead vocals, although Axl Rose can be clearly heard doing background vocals. It is not clear whether the tune is an older one from the sessions for the band's last album, Chinese Democracy, or something brand new.
Guns guitarist Ron Thal confirmed on Twitter that the tune was indeed a Guns N' Roses song, although that his tweet was later deleted as well.
Thal told Rolling Stone earlier this year that there was music ready to go for a follow-up to Chinese Democracy, saying, "There's a lot of stuff, it's just a question of all of us organizing . . . Hopefully we can make more music."
The band posted a message on August 7th at all its social media pages, saying, "At this time, we have no information on tours, albums, or DVDs. When things get confirmed, we will let you know. Thank you for your patience."