Entertainment Guns N’ Roses Rock Out on New Release ‘Hard Skool’: Stream It Now
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In the middle of performing ‘Paradise City’ — with surprise guest Dave Grohl — Guns N’ Roses apparently had the power pulled on them due to a 10 p.m. curfew.Guns N’ Roses, one of the headliners on Saturday’s (Sept. 4) extensive lineup at the festival, continued to power through their hit with Grohl on guitar, despite the speakers suddenly going off.
give a schooling on hard rock with their latest single, “Hard Skool.”
Arriving late Thursday just as the GN’R show hit the road, “Hard Skool” is both a return to the school of hard knocks, and old-school Gunners. And just for fun, the intro features the sound of a school bell.
Originally bearing the working title “Jackie Chan,” “Hard Skool” is a studio recording of a previously unreleased effort from the 2008 Chinese Democracy era.
It’s a flat-out, no-mucking-around rock number, peppered with smoking guitar licks. On it, Axl Rose sings: “But you had to play it cool, had to do it your way/Had to be a fool, had to throw it all away/Too hard school and you thought you were here to stay/ If that were true, it wouldn’t matter anyway.”
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For a band with a reputation of keeping their fans waiting, GN’R is in a groove. “Hard Skool” is their second release in as many months, following the release of “Absurd,” also a revamp of an unreleased song from the Chinese Democracy era.
On the latest record, Rose is listed as co-producer alongside Chinese Democracy co-producer Caram Costanzo. Seven co-writers worked on the release, just the second since the return of original members Slash and Duff McKagan in 2016 for the group’s long-running Not in This Lifetime trek.
The new track coincides with the start of the band’sThursday (Sept. 23) at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH.
LeVar Burton Named 2022 Rose Parade Grand Marshal; Event Marching On After 2021 Cancelation .
Actor LeVar Burton was named the Grand Marshal of the 2022 Rose Parade today, with Tournament of Roses leadership hailing him as not just an accomplished performer, but also an advocate for literacy. Known mainly for his roles as Kunta Kinte in the miniseries Roots, as Lt. Cmdr. Georgi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation and more recently as a popular guest-host of Jeopardy!, the 64-year-old Burton was also the longtime host and executive producer of the award-winning PBS educational series Reading Rainbow.