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Last spring, a largely unrecognizable band calling itself Guns N’ Roses did a nine-show residency in Las Vegas. At that point, six years had passed since the release of Guns N’ Roses’ most recent album, Chinese Democracy; 12 years had passed since Chinese Democracy was originally slated for release; and 17 years had passed since… More »

In talking about Appetite For Destruction, an album that turns 25 on Saturday, it’s fun to think about the context that burped the band up: A group full of hard-partying Sunset Strip veterans who’d all done time on the L.A. pop-metal scene, led by an Indiana transplant that still thought of himself as some sort… More »

Most of us go to work every day at jobs we find redundant, collaborating with people we don’t like. And, generally speaking, the pay is terrible, and the benefits are worse. Yet, we plod on. But for some estranged bandmates, not even the lure of millions in collective earnings and/or reflective hosannas from the press… More »

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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
Amrit Singh | August 28, 2008 - 9:23 am

New Guns N’ Roses – “Shackler’s Revenge”

Guns N' Roses's new single surfaced online last week and was quickly scrubbed from YouTube. But now it's back! For now. As we learned earlier…
Scott Lapatine | August 20, 2008 - 8:09 pm

Guns N’ Roses’ “Shackler’s Revenge” Set For Rock Band 2

"Shackler's Revenge," a new Guns N' Roses song (from a new Guns N' Roses album), will be included in Rock Band 2, according to a…
Scott Lapatine | July 13, 2008 - 11:37 pm

The Feds Drop In On The Chinese Democracy Leaker

Kevin Skwerl, aka the Cali blogger at who made a gift to the internet of three previously unheard tracks in that nine-song Chinese Democracy
Amrit Singh | June 24, 2008 - 6:44 pm

Chinese Democracy Leaks, Underwhelms

Yesterday we heard Chinese Democracy had leaked. Now we've actually heard Chinese Democracy. Or most of it. It wasn't just an urban legend -- Axl…
brandon | June 19, 2008 - 9:01 am

Did Chinese Democracy Leak?

The kids at Rock Daily say yes, and link here (which has “temporarily removed” the player). Anywhere else to listen?
Amrit Singh | June 18, 2008 - 6:01 pm

Stone Temple Pilots Bring Kimmel Some Reunited Rock, While Scott Weiland Feels Axl’s Pain

Last night the gods of '90s-era modern rock radio wept a tear of happiness when the newly reunited Stone Temple Pilots performed "Vaseline" and didn't…
Amrit Singh | May 2, 2008 - 1:12 pm

Axl Rose Sort Of Confused About This Dr. Pepper Nonsense

Congratulations Dr. Pepper, you managed to get some serious PR mileage out of your Democracy Now campaign. (For those returning from internet vacation, here’s the…
Amrit Singh | March 27, 2008 - 12:49 pm

Velvet Revolver Breakup Via Bitchy Blog Posts

How modern of them. But seriously, our hearts go out to fans of mediocre music, as it looks like the mighty Velvet Revolver are close…
brandon | March 24, 2008 - 11:58 am

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 2.0: 2007 Mashed Up

In what is fast becoming a Stereogum tradition, we've once again conspired with master bootlegger team9 for a celebration of the year in singles. Of…
Stereogum | December 30, 2007 - 8:19 pm

Dance With Mr. Brownstone On New Year’s Eve (And Other Such Rock Options)

Seeing a rock show on NYE is always a good option, provided you’ve planned well for your post-show hang; nothing worse than loitering on a…
Stereogum | November 27, 2007 - 7:20 pm

Video Hangover: Guns N’ Roses – “November Rain”

Every week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, Jon McMillan breaks 'em down…
Stereogum | August 21, 2007 - 11:02 am

Appetite For Standing Around And Dissing Axl

You probably heard Izzy, Duff, Steven, Slash, and even Gilby, showed up at L.A.’s Key Club Saturday night to celebrate Appetite For Destruction’s 20th anniversary.
Stereogum | August 2, 2007 - 4:02 pm

Before The Delayed Release Of Chinese Democracy, There Was The Delayed Release Of Rapidfire

Think a decade long wait for an Axl-related record is long? Doesn't have shit on the wait for Rapidfire. For those who aren't up to…
Stereogum | May 17, 2007 - 12:14 pm