Guns N’ Roses’s new single surfaced online last week and was quickly scrubbed from YouTube. But now it’s back! For now. As we learned earlier this summer, “Shackler’s Revenge” (GN’R’s first official release since “Oh My God” in ’99) will be included on Rock Band 2, out next month. Message board chatter suggests it was penned by Buckethead (Axl’s former axeman has a song called “Shackler“). The demonic vocals and industrial/metal guitar assault suggest a Marilyn Manson track gone worse. Consider with the other Chinese Democracy leaks and you should be getting a sense of what the album (which Axl began work on in 1964) might sound like, and whether it’ll be worth a trip to Wal-Mart. Above is the alleged “Shackler’s Revenge” artwork, according to Blabbermouth.
Chinese Democracy is out sometime in the future or not. Insert your own Dr. Pepper joke here.