Guns N’ Roses have premiered their new single “Maybe”.
The band performed the track after its release on Friday (August 18) at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. You can see the images below.
“Forgive me if I’m not running and trying so much because I’m going to try to figure out how the hell to sing live,” said frontman Axl Rose when introducing the song . “I like to think when we wrote this song it was like a perfect beginning.”
Apparently, the release of “Maybe” was scheduled for August 11, but was delayed for reasons unknown at the time of publication. Before long, a link appeared briefly on Universal Music’s website, allowing eager fans to save the song on Spotify and Apple Music.
However, fans were able to hear it the next day (August 12) through an accidental leak in bars in the United States. The song, along with its possible artwork, was made available for sale on TouchTunes digital jukeboxes across the United States.
A 7-inch vinyl version of “Maybe” has since been announced, due out on October 23rd, along with B-side “The General”. Pre-orders are available here.
The track is from the ‘Chinese Democracy’ era and is the band’s first release since their four-song ‘Hard Skool’ EP, which arrived in February last year. The EP was available exclusively from the band’s official store and featured two new tracks they had released the previous year – ‘Absurd’ and ‘Hard Skool’ – as well as live versions of ‘Don’t Cry’ and ‘You’re Crazy’. ‘.
There was speculation earlier this year that Rose and company would officially re-release the song, when fans waiting for the group in Tel Aviv heard the members rehearsing “Maybe” before the concert.
The group recently headlined Glastonbury. In a three-star review, NME described the concert as “one of the most powerful of recent years”, but with a disappointing response, as it was given to the “wrong audience”.