Whoops! A new Guns N’ Roses song titled “Perhaps” accidentally leaked over the weekend via TouchTunes’ digital jukeboxes in bars across the United States and beyond.
The track had apparently been slated to be officially unveiled on Friday (August 11th), as pre-save information was briefly posted last week for Spotify and Apple Music. However, that info was taken down, signaling a delay in the release. While it didn’t make it onto those streaming services, the song somehow became playable on TouchTunes’ machines, where it appeared along with its single artwork.
Like Guns N’ Roses’ other recent songs “Hard Skool” and “ABSUЯD,”, “Perhaps” is not entirely new. It’s believed to be a new recording of a Chinese Democracy-era cut that was never released. In fact, a rough demo version made its way onto YouTube a while back, and Guns N’ Roses soundchecked it before a show in Israel earlier this year.
According to various message boards, word is that Robin Finck and/or Queen’s Brian May played guitar on the demo.
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Audio recordings of the jukebox leak have been posted online, but quickly removed by Universal Music. It can be assumed that an official release via streaming services is imminent.
In the meantime, fans can catch Guns N’ Roses on their recently launched 2023 North American tour., which runs until mid October. Tickets for the band’s upcoming shows are available here.
See a screengrab of the TouchTunes’ leak of “Perhaps” below, followed by a photo gallery of GN’R’s recent North American kickoff show in Moncton, New Brunswick.
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In case you missed it, Perhaps leaked last night via a jukebox at a bar. Pick a local bar with TouchTunes and you, too, can go listen. A release on streaming platforms surely is imminent but we will never forget the night of August 12th. pic.twitter.com/du6JaQk9s8
— J. ⚡️ (@TheGNRGiirl) August 13, 2023
Photo Gallery – Guns N’ Roses kick off 2023 North American tour in Moncton, New Brunswick (click to expand and scroll through):