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 Best Buy? It’s like serving time in jail for art theft after nicking a Norman Rockwell calendar. Anyhow, it also seems like Democracy’s “If The World” will be used during the closing credits of the forthcoming Body Of Lies, a film starring
Josh Hartnett Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. Of course, this itself could be a body of lies, but check it out:
The latest rumors regarding the release of Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy have been swirling around message boards this week. The first rumor is that the long-awaited album will be released exclusively through Best Buy on November 25th. The source of the multi-tiered rumors is a supposed “vendor convention” that Best Buy had on Wednesday in Dallas, Texas. Reportedly, Guns manager Andy Gould told the 900 employees the news about Chinese Democracy before previewing three songs from the album. Cellphone recordings of the event were later distributed through GNR fan forums. Gould also reportdly alerted the crowd that “If The World” would also be featured in the closing credits for the upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio/Russell Crowe film Body of Lies, which was confirmed by message boarders on movie websites (like IMDB) who happened to catch a press screening of the film yesterday.
We’ll keep you updated if we learn more. For now, take another listen to “Shackler’s Revenge” and remember why it doesn’t much matter when this album comes out.
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