First, I noticed this post on Productshop, which said:
"On friday, Axl showed up at Stereo with a posse at around 5:30am. When they told him the club was closed, he took out what he called a finished a mix copy of the thirteen track Chinese Democracy album and promised to let them play the entire record. It took all of about three seconds for them to let him in and keep the club open until about eight in the morning.Then I realized I'd need to check this out for myself. I mean, it's been like 14.5 years since Use Your Illusion was released.
With the album slated to drop for the last ten years, who the fuck knows if this sure-to-be-a-let-down of an album will ever hit stores, but new rumors are flying that Chinese Democracy will drop on March 6th."
So then I found THIS:
"Stereo nightclub owners Barry Mullineaux and Mike Satsky were closing up their Chelsea hotspot at 5:30 a.m. the other morning when they encountered elusive GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose at the front door. The braided rocker was with bandmates and a bevy of beauties wanting to keep his 44th birthday bash going. Rose was so eager to get inside the club that he offered the owners a little bribe — an exclusive listening party for his yet-to-be released album, "Chinese Democracy". Axl dispatched his driver to retrieve the unreleased CD and the owners proceeded to play host, bartender and DJ to the posse till 8 a.m."And THIS:
"Rumors have long plagued "Chinese Democracy" -- particularly that it might never be released -- but those were finally quashed a month ago when Rose told Rolling Stone at a KoRn tour announcement party that "Chinese Democracy" was almost good to go."And THIS:
"'Yeah, it's going to happen, I've been made aware it's been heard. I'm really excited, it's been a long time waiting to see what the next step around the corner was going to be for him (Axl Rose)," Slash said. "We know where everybody else is, but we were wondering what he was going to be doing. It's coming out in March and apparently it sounds great.'"And THIS:
"Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash said that the group's long-overdue new album, Chinese Democracy, will arrive in March 2006."And many more...none of which convinced me that this is actually going to happen. We shall see - who wants to bet that the album won't have been worth the wait?
Guns N' Roses Official Site
(photo found HERE)