Update: ‘Silkworms’ has now been removed from YouTube due to copyright violations.
A live version of the track ‘Silkworms’ has circulated online for some time now, featuring in the band’s live set during a performance at the House Of Blues in 2001. Fans have known about the track’s existence for years, and according to GNR fanatics, the track was written by Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman.
Fans have picked up that the track takes on inspiration from late 90s and early 00s metal acts like Linkin Park and Nine Inch Nails, with rumours circulating that there could be an even better version in existence. According to Alternative Nation, this is because Axl Rose has praised Buckethead’s solo in the song in the past, however, this version does not feature a solo.
They’ve also noted that the track has surfaced due a “deal gone wrong” with someone in possession of the tracks. Considering GNR are gearing up to release their massive Appetite For Destruction 30-year anniversary box-set, the track could be a taste of unreleased material the release is set to offer fans.
Listen to ‘Silkworms’ below:
You can also listen to the live audio of the track, which features performances of classic songs like ‘Rocket Queen’, ‘Patience’ and ‘Nighttrain’.
The band, who are currently embarking on their Not In This Lifetime Tour where they recently debuted a live cover of Velvet Revolver’s ‘Slither‘ on the first date of their European run of shows.