Tuesday, October 21, 2008
GNR Debuts New Single "Chinese Democracy"
"It's All Happening"
The title track from Guns N' Roses' new album, Chinese Democracy, will be available to download by US radio statios at 5AM Eastern Time tomorrow morning (OCT 22).
This marks both the beginning of Axl Rose's return to the world and the end of the curious saga of Chinese Democracy.
The faithful have waited for this moment for nearly a decade.
Rose first revealed the title of his upcoming album in November 1999 during an interview with MTV's Kurt Loder.
Since then, the album has cycled through at least 4 producers, and has had a veritable "Who's-Who" of talented musicians come and go.
Brian May, Dave Navarro, Moby, Sebastian Bach, and even Shaquille O'Neal are rumored to have worked on the album.
However, the "core" group of musicians consists of GNR veterans Axl Rose and keyboardist Dizzy Reed, along with guitarists Robin Finck, Buckethead, Paul Tobias, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and Richard Fortus, drummers Josh Freese, Bryan Mantia, and Frank Ferrer, bassist Tommy Stinson and multi-instrumentalist Chris Pitman.
Earlier this month it was reported that Chinese Democracy will be available exclusively at BEST BUY on Sunday, November 23, 2008 in the US.
Album art and a tracklist were posted to the retailer's site last week.
When Chinese Democracy is released, it will be Guns N' Roses first album of new material since 1991's Use Your Illusion I & II.
[EDIT: You can listen to the track here.]
posted 9:17 PM