Guns N’ Roses have debuted their highly anticipated new single, “The General.” The song is out now via Geffen Records. Check it out below.
“The General” serves as the band’s second release of 2023, following their summer smash “Perhaps.” Guns N’ Roses initially debuted “The General” to a sold-out hometown audience during their two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Since then, fans have anxiously awaited the official arrival of “The General.” The track serves as the b-side to the 7” vinyl edition of “Perhaps.”
The track features an about-face from Axl Rose, who sings, “Daddy, don’t/I swear I won’t/I’ll be good from now on/And I’m awful sorry,” before adding, “Daddy, don’t/The hell I won’t/I won’t be good anymore/And you’ll all be sorry.”
Last month, Guns N’ Roses concluded their blockbuster 2023 world tour, which sold 1.3 million tickets around the world. The tour marked the band’s largest run to date and consisted of acclaimed performances across European stadiums and arenas.
Their run included headlining festivals including Glastonbury and London’s Hyde Park. The band’s North American leg included sold-out performances at historic venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, as well as a co-headlining performance at Power Trip in Indio with AC/DC and Metallica.
According to Slash, a number of older Guns N’ Roses tracks were reworked during the pandemic. “There’s a handful of those songs that we actually fixed up and did when we were in lockdown,” he explained to “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk.”
“So those have yet to be released. So those are gonna come out. They’re really good, too. So I’m excited for those. We’re just gonna put out like one or two songs, and another one or two songs. And I think that’s gonna be pretty much all of ’em. I’m not sure exactly how many we did in total.”