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Guns N' Roses Set Release Date For New Album?

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According to Pause & Play, Geffen Records has set a November 29, 2005 release date for the long-awaited GUNS N' ROSES album, "Chinese Democracy".

"Chinese Democracy" will feature the band's first new music since "Oh My God", the group's contribution to the soundtrack to the 1999 movie "End of Days".

GUNS N' ROSES' last studio album was a covers CD, "The Spaghetti Incident?", which was released in 1993.

In March 2004, Geffen Records issued a GUNS N' ROSES "Greatest Hits" album, which has since gone on to sell 2,195,937 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose and fellow original members Slash and Duff McKagan tried to block the "Greatest Hits" album's release by arguing in a lawsuit that Geffen Records was putting out the CD without their input. Geffen officials countered that they wouldn't have released the album if Rose had delivered the long-promised album "Chinese Democracy", which has been in the works for 10 years.

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1. wordtoyourmother writes:

this is going to be very disappointing

# Jun 30, 2005 @ 11:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brokenwings13 writes:

Damn straight it is!

Like this would ever happen. I think they mean the release date is November 29th, 3005. It's just a typo.

# Jul 1, 2005 @ 12:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Nemesis writes:

CRAP!!! I'm so scared of this album. I agree, it'll most likely blow, but... for some f***in reason i want it to be good. But realisticly, it won't. Oh well.

# Jul 1, 2005 @ 11:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brokenwings13 writes:

Yeah, but who says it's actually being released?

I can remember back in 2002 when they had a release date. It's 2005.

Give me a f***ing break.

# Jul 1, 2005 @ 2:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. King_Something writes:

I was a GnR fan once... it would be good to hear them again... but with out slash to velvet revolver and the loss of bucket head to primus... they better have one damn good guitarist, which i dont think can top slash on his most drunkest of days. if its not good, i'll kill brokenwings, ok?

# Jul 2, 2005 @ 3:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. blahblah writes:

Axl Rose sucks a tremendous suck anyways. Slash and Duff make that band.

# Jul 2, 2005 @ 6:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. FlaMetalHead writes:

Another disappointing turn for the one mighty GNR. At this point who even cares if or when this happens. Just another example of Axl's God complex that distroyed one of the best bands ever. What the hell good is he w/out Slash and Duff anyway????

# Jul 2, 2005 @ 3:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BLACKDOG writes:

Not much.However I'm curious to see if he can at least make a viable product without the people who helped make him who he is.Why do I get the feeling he's gonna suddenly want to kiss and make up after this.

# Jul 2, 2005 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

This thing will sell in a big way, at least right out of the box because of the whole pressure cooker phenomenon. Everyone will want to hear a record that took more than 12 years to be launched (no matter how questionable/sh**ty/bizarre). Without Slash and McKagens very signature sound, the copy thereof will likely be lacking in one way or another.

# Jul 2, 2005 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. King_Something writes:

True Sh-t Metal... but I'm not going to buy that sh-t... I'm going to Limewire the son of a bi-ch and burn myself a copy. I trust and support my favorite bands ONLY... if it proves to be worthy, which it most likely wont, I wont even bother buying it after burning it. I suggest U all do the same.

# Jul 3, 2005 @ 2:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. ray writes:

gnr sucks. always have,always will. worst singer in history !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Jul 3, 2005 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ! writes:

this just in. axel rose found dead. strangled by huge cokk. wasn't used to such a big one.

# Jul 3, 2005 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RememberMetal? writes:

heh. if we're talking critical points this albums going to be a sad collage of sh**ty re-workings of classic gnr tunes...It might make bank but its almost destined to suck.

# Jul 3, 2005 @ 5:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Gblue writes:

I´t will be a huge success. History will be made! G N´R rules!!

# Jul 5, 2005 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brokenwings13 writes:

Ignorance is such bliss.

# Jul 5, 2005 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BLACKDOG writes:

I would have saide the same thing but you beat me to it.

# Jul 5, 2005 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. slash writes:

well...it's not an "appetite for destruction"...it's not an "Use Your Illusion" but i think it's a good work...

# Jul 11, 2005 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BLACKDOG writes:

I'll waite till I hear it.Until then as far as I'm concerned all the talent in that band is currently in VR.

# Jul 11, 2005 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. brokenwings13 writes:

Yeah, me too.

I think it'll be like that Mariah Carey movie, Glitter. Way too much hype surronding it.

Ok, I've probably intrigued you with that one. I know about pop culture.

# Jul 11, 2005 @ 11:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. pinoy_finck writes:

axl rose is guns n roses u suckers!!!!!

# Jul 14, 2005 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. crimson idol writes:

I know you idiots, Axl is the brainchild behind guns, f**k all those washed up pieces of garbage in velvet revolver, imagine a polished studio version of Madagascar and The Blues, those 2 songs alone crush anything on the VR Contraband album, and I heard Zakk Wylde, who happens to be good friends with Axl, plays several tracks on the album, Wylde is a way better guitarist than buckethead or that has been Slash.

# Jul 15, 2005 @ 2:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. RememberMetal? writes:

Zach is god like but will it have the wild and compelling mood setting tone the debut had?....

"Madagascar" does sound pretty good from what I've heard, but Axl is in a race against himself minus the two guys who MADE the Guns sound. Mckagen and Slash.

He'll have spent nearly 15 years on this monster, it'll be a shame if it's anything short of perfection.

# Jul 15, 2005 @ 2:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. 123ian123 writes:

GnR rocks.

# Jul 16, 2005 @ 8:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. brokenwings13 writes:

You got a point there RememberMetal?, if it's taken this long, it should be damn near perfect.

# Jul 16, 2005 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. relentless austin writes:

Wow! Zakk plays on the album? I might actually have to check it out.
That is if it ever comes out.

# Jul 16, 2005 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. BLACKDOG writes:

I may actually give it a listen.However I'm still not convinced he can do it without Slash and McKagen.

# Jul 16, 2005 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. French Twist (Paris, France) writes:

Granted Slash had the unmatchable riffs, but Axel has an incredible voice, and when you think about GnR tunes..... you're not humming the guitar riffs are you..., no you're trying to sing like Axel....

# Jul 20, 2005 @ 6:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Lolly writes:

Hey I not sure wat the album is gonna be like we have been waiting 4 ages i just hope all this waiting is worth it.
personally i think that people will think GNR the old GNR slash and McKagen and buy the album and its sh** .

hey BLACKDOG i agree wid you m8t :~]

# Jul 20, 2005 @ 9:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. saiha writes:

sorry folks, that release date is just another f***n rumor... geffen admitted that...this is really frustrating...

# Jul 21, 2005 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. akif writes:

well,axl"s an awesome vocalist"s,but without slash and duff,i doubt if this album will be good.i would love to see these three in a band,once again.

# Jul 28, 2005 @ 1:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Shreddin writes:

This album has the potential to be a great album because of how long it has taken to make it. But more than likely it will suck for three reasons.
1)No Slash
2)No Duff
3)Axl, being the power hungry monger he is, more than likely had to have control of the record and didn't have any input on it by anyone other than himself. Any suggestions that he may have been given he would more than likely have taken as "OH,So I don't/can't do this by my self, huh? Well f*** you and your out f***ing of the band!!!"

# Jul 28, 2005 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Saiha writes:

well, Slash is not even on the level below bucket and finck in terms of guitar playing..he's been boring since izzy got out, and since bucket is also gone, fortus equals slash's talents so there's no need for the other washed up members to come back.. especially duff... what a waste!, AXl is still the main man!!! VR is so f***n overrrateddd!!!

# Jul 29, 2005 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. brokenwings13 writes:

None of them are overrated.

Axl just forgot you actually have to pay the hookers and dealers to get some.

# Jul 30, 2005 @ 12:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. RememberMetal? writes:

feh....Overrated...

christ.........

Duff and Slash are responsible for the GnR sound on all levels but vocally...period.

Noone here is praising Velvet Revolver, I know I'm not. But their principal players had something to offer once upon a time.....Axl had something to offer as well, but SkidRows singer was doing something awfully similar If memory serves, if with just a little bit less conviction and dangerous imagery.

GNR were special because of the bands axemen, and because of the bands take on the Rollingstones lifestyle. And their looks too unfortunately, it was the 80's and they "were" Mtv's bread and butter for a few years there......

Axl is a tremendous talent. I'm not going to argue with that one bit.....But his capacity to --BE-- GnR is a bit questionable....especially after 15 years.

# Jul 30, 2005 @ 6:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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