A little birdie sent us this link a few days ago and begged us not to leak it until it got played on the air. In the meantime, of course, it spread like wildfire, and local radio jumped all over it. Despite the fact that it's three years old and may very well be the worst GNR song ever. Worse than "Madagascar" even. Contains all of the following: snaky Far East guitars, cheesy processed drum machine, new-agey cackling, Waco-era anti-gov't paranoia. It's as if Axl was cryogenically frozen in 1996, subsisting only on piped-in Porno for Pyros and leftover Candlebox. About the only thing we can imagine "I.R.S." being good for: soundtrack to the Kid Rock/Scott Stapp blowjob tape?
Expect this leak to fire up the rumor mill again -- there's already talk of a summer tour. Central Village has this one and another supposed leak from the album, plus a link to Brooklyn Vegan's story about Axl playing people a completed copy of Chinese Democracy.