Music news: A 'new' Slipknot album, and Guns 'N Roses leaks on jukeboxes

Two metal artists are making news but for completely different reasons.
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Two metal gods are making news in different ways on Monday. One band could be releasing a "lost" album while another had an accidental release of a "new" song in a weird way. Yep, Slipknot and Guns 'N Roses are just doing Slipknot and Guns 'N Roses things.

So what exactly happened with the "new" Guns 'N Roses song, "Perhaps"? And why the quotation marks around the "new" part? To answer the second part first, "Perhaps" dates back to the Chinese Democracy recording days. The album was recorded off and on between 1998 and 2007 so either way, "Perhaps" was recorded a very long time ago.

The song hasn't ever been released but there was a tease that the release was going to happen on August 11th, but that never happened. The track has been around for a long time, and the band even played the song during a soundcheck at a concert in Tel Aviv this past June. But digital jukebox company TouchTunes missed that the song wasn't supposed to be released yet, and went ahead and leaked the track this weekend. Oops!

Slipknot has a "new" album? And Guns 'N Roses has a "new" song?

So if you are a huge GNR fan, you will just have to wait on any widely released new music, I guess. At least if you live near a local bar with a TouchTunes machine, you can listen to "Perhaps" there. Happy listening!

As far as the Slipknot bit of this article, it seems the band basically had two records ready to go during the recording sessions for 2008's All Hope is Gone. All Hope.. saw the light of day, of course, but the other album, seemingly titled Look Outside Your Window, obviously did not. But during press to discuss his new album and tour, Slipknot front man Corey Taylor said that Look Outside Your Window could be released next year.

Taylor told New Musical Express, the album "doesn’t sound like anything Slipknot have ever done, that’s why it’s its own thing. To me, it really is the long-lost album. The music is so beautiful, it probably has some of my favorite melodies that I’ve done, and people are really going to dig it."

Now maggots (that's what Slipknot fans call themselves, in case you didn't know) just might have to wait until next year to hear the "lost" album. Or maybe the record will never be released. Fingers crossed.

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