The newly released effort was previously known as ‘Silkworms’ and written in 2001 during sessions for the band’s sixth album ‘Chinese Democracy’, which arrived in 2008 after a string of notorious delays.
It has now received an entirely new revamp and title, which was debuted during a show at Boston’s Fenway Park on Tuesday.
“Some of you might have heard this under another name, but this is really kind of absurd to try this,” said Axl Rose while introducing the track.
“Wasn’t that funny? And they don’t even know the joke yet. Okay, this is called ‘Absurd’.”
The new effort sees the band delivering a frenetic slice of hard rock, with Axl Rose heard to frequently shout the track’s title over Slash’s explosive riffs.
It wasn’t the only cover the band performed, though. Among their 21-song setlist were versions of Bob Dylan‘s ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’, their famous take on Wings‘ ‘Live And Let Die’, as well as Velvet Revolver‘s ‘Slither’.
Last month, the band unveiled their own line of bongs and smoking accessories, such as hand pipes and grinders.