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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

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 this summer, “Shackler’s Revenge” (GN’R’s first official release since “Oh My God” in ’99) will be included on Rock Band 2, out next month. Message board chatter suggests it wa… More »

By: 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 report in The NY Times. It’s not one of the tracks that leaked last month to unenthusiastic reviews. The popular video game has been an effective marketing tool for band… More »

By: 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 leak last week, has officially received his comeuppance. There was the wrist slap from his hosting company for generating a site-crushing spike in traffic, and then there was the visit… More »

By: 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 really was working on something (but “overworking something” is more accurate). It’s good to hear Rose’s signature yowl, but the attempt at compositional and “modern” eclecticism via added electronics and… More »

By: 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? More »

By: 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 entirely suck (although Scott gets a little too into the whirling dervish bit post-solo and forgets that he has to, like, sing).

God bless those DeLeo… More »

By: 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 premise: If Chinese Democracy comes out in 2008, everybody in the US of A gets a free can of Dr. Pepper. We guess because these days both are pretty syrupy,… More »

By: 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 to handing in their ammo, could very well be done shooting their rock ‘n’ roll blanks, etc. See, there was on-stage drama this past Thursday in Glasgow, and then Weiland… More »

By: 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 course “the year in singles” is a loaded term coming from us — relatively massive as they are, Arcade Fire, M.I.A. and Band Of Horses aren’t exactly Hot 100 fare… More »

By: 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 city sidewalk after your balls drop, all boozed up with nowhere to go. Last year we helped put on a show at Hammerstein with Final Fantasy and Bob Mould and… More »

By: 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 for you. This week: Slash unleashes a solo that threatens to ruin Axl’s wedding. More »

By: 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. Slash left before the performance started, but the current Rolling Stone cover boys (save Axl) jammed on a few Appetite tunes and presumably made jokes at absent Rose’s expense. More »

By: 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 snuff on their Rock N’ Roses trivia, Rapidfire is Axl’s very first project: before GN’R, and before Hollywood Rose. On May 25th, 1983, Rapidfire set to tape a five song… More »

By: Stereogum / May 17, 2007 - 12:14 pm

Decrepit Constituents Of Axl’s Chinese Democracy

Still excited for Guns N’ Roses’ impossibly delayed magnum hocus? Well we’ve got something that’ll clear that up right quick. Rock Daily has pulled together links to four of the five Chinese Democracy tracks to leak this week, each colored in its special shade of meandering and mediocre. Here’s your playlist:”The Blues” (hear at… More »

By: Stereogum / May 8, 2007 - 4:40 pm

Our Appetite For Democracy Continues to Wane

Well we’re back to playing “Tuesdays With Rose-y,” ’cause Axl’s scrapped yet another set-in-Play-Doh date for the release of Chinese Democracy. GN’R (that is, Axl and some other dudes) spokesman Del James had this to say:The good news is that all of the recording for the album has been completed. Drummer Frank Ferrer and guitarist… More »

By: Stereogum / February 22, 2007 - 12:10 pm

The Life And Times Of Saul Hudson

Slash is set to pen his autobiography. This oughta be good. Via Blabbermouth:Matthew Flamm of Crain’s New York Business reports that former GUNS N’ ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash just sold his autobiography to HarperCollins. The British born, California-raised axeman will work with writer Anthony Bozza, who helped MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee… More »

By: Stereogum / February 20, 2007 - 12:32 pm

Guns N’ Roses Set Their Date For Democracy

The game that we liked to call “Tuesdays With Rose-y”, wherein the gullible continuously updated their guesses as to which of the year’s remaining Tuesdays would see the release of Chinese Democracy, has come to close — with a new promise made-to-be-broken in its place. Axl now says March 6th, but FOR REAL this time. More »

By: Stereogum / December 15, 2006 - 8:56 am

Bossa N’ Roses

We’ve all got that special someone in our life for whom Axl is everything; ya know, that loved one that enjoys antagonizing GN’R openers and hopes beyond hope that Chinese Democracy comes out before the new year. It’s for that person that we bring you the premiere of two tracks from Bossa N’ Roses, a… More »

By: Stereogum / December 1, 2006 - 8:59 pm

The Pigeons Of Shit Metal Vs. Axl Rose

Opening for Axl is a promising platform for a band prominently featuring distored guitars, give or take a riot or two. But when Eagles Of Death Metal took the stage after Axl-apologist Sebastian Bach, for the first of what was to be three weeks of shows, the audience responded with, according to the Cleveland PlainMore »

By: Stereogum / November 28, 2006 - 9:26 am