|Guns N' Roses delivers its first new music in eight years to record stores this week with the arrival of the soundtrack to the new Arnold Schwarzenegger thriller "End Of Days."
In addition to cuts from Rob Zombie, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Everlast, and others, the album also contains "Oh My God," the first original song from the Guns' camp since 1991's "Use Your Illusion" albums. The track sees Guns N' Roses ringleader Axl Rose teaming with a new roster of musicians this time out, including former Jane's Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro.
"There's no story," Navarro recently told MTV News of how he came to hook up with the reclusive Rose. "We didn't hook up at, like, The Rainbow and said, 'Hey, let's get together and do a song.' They just called me up, and I went down to the studio. I spent about an hour and a half there. I played a guitar solo, and that's it."
"It was an existing track," Navarro added while backstage at the ARTISTdirect Online Music Awards last month. "I played a guitar solo on it. There really wasn't much direction to give me. I think that that's why they called me, because they figured they wouldn't have to give me any direction."
This month will also see the arrival of "Live Era '87-'93," a collection of vintage live GN'R cuts as well as a cover of Black Sabbath's "It's Alright".
With the projects arriving and work moving ahead on "Chinese Democracy," the first original GN'R album since '91, Rose may break his lengthy self-imposed silence this week. Stay tuned to MTV News for further developments.
-- Tina Johnson