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Axl Denies Ripping Off Ulrich Schnauss

If Coldplay has allegedly taught us anything, it's that you go to unlikely sources when you allegedly rip people off. So I'd say Axl Rose had allegedly taken good notes from one of the world's biggest bands in allegedly ripping off German electro-gaze composer Ulrich Schnauss crafting "Riad N' The Bedouins," if Axl Rose hadn't… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 6, 2009 - 5:16 pm

Chinese Democracy Leaker Sentenced

Kevin Cogill gets two months' home confinement and one year's probation for sharing GN'R tracks before their 17 year gestation was complete. He also has to appear in an anti-piracy commercial during the Grammys. But he got a free Dr. Pepper! Details here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 14, 2009 - 9:53 pm

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Not Necessarily Breaking Up

The band's manager tells NME that while CYHSY have indeed abandoned plans to head into the studio, bloggers suggesting a permanent split are "probably reading a bit too much into things." They are "unlikely to work together in the immediate future," however, and the band members are busy with other projects: bassist Tyler Sargent and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 21, 2009 - 11:34 am

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice III: 2008 Mashed Up

For the third year in a row, we've turned to master bootlegger team9 to take some of our favorite songs of the year and mash them together. On Stereogum & team9 Present... MySplice III you'll hear familiar blog hits from artists like Lykke Li, of Montreal, the Breeders, Bloc Party, Crystal Castles, and Beck remixed… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2008 - 6:17 pm

Axl Answers More Questions, Stereogum Gets Its Free Dr. Pepper

On Friday we looked at Axl Rose's Q&A with fans on a Guns N' Roses message board. The next day the reclusive rocker answered more queries from fans in the chinesedemocracy.com forum. (His username and avatar is Dexter.) Among the revelations was that Axl would participate in a GN'R reunion for a charity cause "if… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 15, 2008 - 9:06 pm

Axl Rose On Chinese Democracy, Bipolarity, Running Late & Kanye West

Maybe he's excited by his surprise appearances on a few of these year-end lists (way to blaze trails NY Post). Or, despite what he says, maybe he realizes talking to the press/fans helps sell records. Whatever the case, last night Axl Rose answered questions submitted by message board denizens on two Guns N' Roses fa… More »

By: brandon / December 12, 2008 - 10:34 am

NYPost‘s Best Of ’08: Chinese Democracy Worth The Wait

Those of you who feel Stereogum readers' 2008 Best Album picks are too mainstream will not find consolation in our local daily's Top 10 list. Not that you'd expect or want the New York Post to put Department Of Eagles on top, but calling Chinese Democracy the fifth best album of 2008 is sort of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 9, 2008 - 1:29 pm

Axl Rose Sues Dr. Pepper

Get that free Dr. Pepper in all its 23 flavors? Neither did most of the country. Website crashed, phone lines were down, and Axl's lawyers are filing pissed off litigious communications: "In and of itself this campaign brazenly violated our clients' rights in numerous respects. Unfortunately, Dr Pepper has now magnified the damage this campaig… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 2, 2008 - 4:41 pm

Get Your Free Dr. Pepper

As promised, every American gets a free Dr. Pepper (or Diet Dr. Pepper!) to commemorate the release of Chinese Democracy. But you have to claim it today, the album's official release date. Sign up for a coupon here and don't say Axl never did anything for you. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 23, 2008 - 5:09 pm

Stream Chinese Democracy

MySpace has it up now. Hurrah. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 20, 2008 - 12:16 am

Tribute Bands Take Over Letterman This Week

PopCandy lets us know that David's booked a cover band for each night this week, starting tonight with Purple Reign (Prince) and then on to the Cold Hard Cash (as in Johnny), Mr. Brownstone (Dr. Pepper's favorite band), Super Diamond (i.e. Neil), and concluding Friday with James Brown authorities the Allstarz. Set your DVRs, cover… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 17, 2008 - 10:38 am

New Guns N’ Roses – “Better”

It's got a release date, a cover, and ... a 4-star Rolling Stone review? Maybe it's better than what's leaked. Try "Better" at Q 104.3. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 17, 2008 - 10:23 am

Chinese Democracy Cover Is Ready For Its Closeup

We've updated our post of GN'R's new single with the just-released hi-res album artwork. Check it out here while you listen to the song again since you love it so much and want to marry it. Only thirty days 'til a free Dr. Pepper. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 24, 2008 - 11:00 am

New Guns N’ Roses – “Chinese Democracy”

Can you feel the excitement of millions of Americans about to enjoy a free can of Dr. Pepper? The dream inches closer to reality today with the addition of Chinese Democracy's title track and first single to rock radio playlists around the country. No one cares about FM radio, of course, but the event signifie… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 22, 2008 - 2:08 pm

Yes, We’re All Getting Free Dr. Pepper

Dr. Pepper plans to make good on its promise to give everybody in the United States a free can of the bubbly once Axl's opus hits the shelves. It'll involve an on-line coupon, but according to a Pepper spokesperson "full details of Dr Pepper's rollout plan won't be released until Guns N' Roses go o… More »

By: brandon / October 17, 2008 - 9:16 am

Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy Album Art, Tracklisting

You'll need to squint, but Axl Rose's favorite store… More »

By: brandon / October 16, 2008 - 10:08 am

Chinese Democracy Will Be Out In Time For Thanksgiving!

Please insert turkey jokes where you see fit, we're too astonished to talk shit: As previously hypothesized, Chinese Democracy will indeed be at Best Buy stores nationwide on 11/23. You can fill in the blanks and learn about "the structure of Best Buy's sales week" at Billboard. Have a Dr. Pepper with your cranberry sauce… More »

By: brandon / October 9, 2008 - 4:34 pm

Chinese Democracy Could Be Yours Before Thanksgiving … Only At Best Buy!

You never do know with Axl and the much-delayed, much-overworked Chinese Democracy, but according to a story at Rolling Stone, the post-G'NR opus will be out the end of November ... exclusively at Best Buy. Imagine how much it would suck to be arrested for leaking a release that ends up being sold exclusively at… More »

By: brandon / September 26, 2008 - 2:27 pm

Slash On Chinese Democracy Leaker

Saul Hudson's still got feelings for Axl. About the recently arrested CD leak-blogger, Slash tells the LA Times: "I hope he rots in jail. It's going to affect the sales of the record, and it's not fair. The Internet is what it is, and you have to deal with it accordingly, but I think if… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 29, 2008 - 9:07 am

Blogger Arrested For Leaking GN’R

The guy the internet has to thank (blame?) for early listens of Chinese Democracy -- the very same one who had himself a little visit from the feds not so long ago -- has been arrested, charged, and released on bail over posting the songs to his site. The AP reports he "faces a maximum… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 28, 2008 - 9:23 am