Guns N' Roses Premier Chinese Dem on MySpace

Guns N' Roses Premier Chinese Democracy on MySpace Now

Guns N' Roses will be world premiering their long-awaited Chinese Democracy on their MySpace page tonight at 12 a.m. EST. The album will be hitting Best Buy stores exclusively on November 23.

Check out Chinese Democracy in it's entirety at at 12 a.m. EST tonight!

And for an incredibly entertaining and very thorough review of Chinese Democracy, check out what Chuck Klosterman (author of books including: Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey In Rural North Dakota, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and the new novel Downtown Owl), had to say at the A.V. Club.

Klosterman has a well-documented history with both pop culture and heavy metal, and his work has appeared in SPIN (where he was a longtime contributor) and Esquire, where he continues to write regularly. He wrote a satirical review of Chinese Democracy for SPIN two years ago, in which he noted, "If you purchased a kitten on the day that Use Your Illusion I & II arrived in stores, it's probably dead by now." His A.V. Club piece begins, "Reviewing Chinese Democracy is not like reviewing music. It's more like reviewing a unicorn."

Read the full review today at

[Published on: 11/19/08]

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Bryan24 Wed 11/19/2008 06:31PM
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Roswellznutsack Wed 11/19/2008 07:31PM
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Tjander3 star Wed 11/19/2008 08:28PM
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Roswell your an idiot. Axl Rose sucks balls now more than ever. What Guns 'N' Roses did in the 90's can never be duplicated, souly because of that pretentious prick.

Mark Price former NBA star Wed 11/19/2008 08:56PM
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Mark Price former NBA star

if there is one guy on the face of the earth who sucks more balls than any other it's Axel Rose.

Roswellznutsack Wed 11/19/2008 09:29PM
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Hey Tjander, bite me! Who said anything about "duplicating?" Its all about progression u asshat!

And Mark Price please spell his name right, its "Axl" not Axle. Damn some people on this site are just so damn stupid!

sk8er4ever0101 starstarstarstarstar Wed 11/19/2008 09:35PM
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takes 2 to fight, stop being stupid both of you.

are half the people on this site still in highschool drama mode?

Jokerman Wed 11/19/2008 09:54PM
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Just a reminder, you guys are arguing and the topic is Axl Rose

Kindskatz Wed 11/19/2008 10:54PM
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if guns and roses made a new album in the woods and no one was there to buy it would anyone care?

Putnameter star Wed 11/19/2008 11:29PM
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One word: Garbage. And I am a huge G N' R fan.

MFF0RD6 starstarstarstar Thu 11/20/2008 01:02AM
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worth a listen if you are a buckethead fan

JoeEngland Thu 11/20/2008 02:43AM
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How many original members of GnR are actually involved with this album?

Coconut Phil star Thu 11/20/2008 05:16AM
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Coconut Phil

Who cares, I'm not going to pay for this. Loved G&R 20 years ago, we drank a lot of shots to the music. Axl is really trying to cash in, I think most fans have grown out of the 80's grunge jam rock stuff.

smokey82832 Thu 11/20/2008 06:13AM
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say what u will about axl....this album will be with no doubt the #1 seller of the year hands down......AXL does suck ass but we need a good out of control rock star right about now

Album has been banned in china already.......over 30 million hits on myspace....can't argue with that

King Rhino star Thu 11/20/2008 06:20AM
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I just listened to CHINESE DEMOCRACY on my way to work. I don't know what Axl has been doing for the past 10 years .... But it certainly wasn't making a good record. It is simply terrible. I meany really, really bad. His voice is shot. The songs are bad. No structure. No cohesiveness. Truly could go down in history as one of the biggest mistakes ever recorded.

To bad Spinal Tap had already titled an album, SHIT SANDWICH.

Because it could have been given to this turd.

mikemac9317 Thu 11/20/2008 06:47AM
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The article by Chuck Klosterman is great. Very funny, I suggest you all read it.

singmh star Thu 11/20/2008 07:17AM
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i'm sorry, but this IS NOT "guns n roses"! Any band calling itself guns n roses without slash, duff, izzy, matt, or steve adler is not guns and roses. This is just a ploy by a broke ass axl rose to make some money. I'm sorry, but i wont even waste my time to listen to this load of crap. If axl was smart he would call it "axl's armpit" or something like that. If he had any sense he would reunite with his original band mates. This is a travesty to the memory of the hardest rocking band of the 80's.

smokey82832 Thu 11/20/2008 07:17AM
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King ass needs to be the hell can u listen to album on the way to work that hasn't been released???? where did u download the entire album??? unless u have the DEMO's that were released 2 years ago...u should take that shit sandwich and put it in your rhino ass....LIAR!!!....AXL has more class than u

jimmy row Thu 11/20/2008 07:34AM
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Side note...has anyone seen Steve Adler on Celebrity Rehab?? I hate those shows but my girl made me watch it once. He's completley fucked. Doesn't even really look the same.

FloridaJam Thu 11/20/2008 07:47AM
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If i had to deal with an assclown like axl rose using the name of the band that I was once in to make $$$$ without me, i'd probably be on celebrity rehab also!

torn&treyed Thu 11/20/2008 08:00AM
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say what you will, you appetite and illusions are untouchable

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks Thu 11/20/2008 09:56AM
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If you purchased a kitten on the day that Use Your Illusion I & II arrived in stores, it's probably dead by now." Thats f'in hilarious!

Axl you a-hole, Dont taint my high school memories of rockin to Appetite for Destruction.

Go away.

SmashySmashy Thu 11/20/2008 10:03AM
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King Rhino star Thu 11/20/2008 10:38AM
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King Rhino starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/20/2008 10:42AM
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Smashy? You do realize that the article is about JAM CRUISE, don't you, Cupcake? That's a cruise with a whole bunch of JAM BANDS and JAM MUSICIANS.

And you know who goes on that Cruise, Captain Oblivious? JAM MUSIC FANS!

Trust me, Genius. Jam Cruise is the best fucking party on the planet. So, to all the haters who have never gone on one and have no idea what you are talking about? Kiss my hairy beanbag.

I have lounged in a hot tub with members of Umphrey's McGee and young nubile co-eds from the University of Miami and played poker until the sun came up with Marc Brownstein, Barber with a bottle of Patron and a big ass bong in the middle of the table. Life does not get much sweeter than that, you chuckleheads.

PooDolla Thu 11/20/2008 10:56AM
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All I have to say is it's about time.

King Rhino star Thu 11/20/2008 10:57AM
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Oh, yes .... One more thing, Smokey

You do know the entire album has been streaming on MySpace for a couple of days now, right?

I have to ask ... Your mom and dad .... Brother and sister?

metaltje Thu 11/20/2008 11:33AM
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If only Chuck Klosterman wrote half as well as he thinks he does...

corocker starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/20/2008 12:10PM
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Wow! A bunch of hippie jam band kids don't like Axl... big shocker. This album is DOPE. Of course its not really GNR, or anywhere near appetite, bit it DOPE nonetheless. A number of the songs are better than the majority of UYI I & II. Catcher in the rye for example. Pull your heads out of your phishy butts and take a liste.

Tony8 Thu 11/20/2008 12:16PM
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it all went down hill after good ol Steven Adler got the boot...I'm sorry, do you think Steve would have been jamming "November Rain"? Then after Izzy bailed, oh man....hahaha

smokey82832 Thu 11/20/2008 12:26PM
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Queen Rhino....sure I know it's been streaming...your the dumb ass liar who stated u listened to the entire album on your way to work...what did u do have your laptaop cranking (lol)...(album is not available for download right now) now u claim your some big wig and get early releases of the biggest album this just are trying to cover one lie with another....very pathetic attempt but you are a liar SIR ....let me guess u DJ for your mom in her basement???

SmashySmashy Thu 11/20/2008 12:45PM
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King Rhino - the last time I heard someone throw around an insult like "But I spent most of the morning banging your mom in the pooper," he happened to be the 'king' of a frat. Thanks for proving my point exactly. I am glad you enjoy that event; I certainly would not want to be stuck on a boat with you and like minders.

illustrateddreams starstarstarstar Thu 11/20/2008 01:26PM
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for the haters - settle in with your headphones and take another listen. this ain't crap or anything close, the production quality is solid, the tracks seem to follow in the footsteps of Illusions better tracks, and in many places, sounds better than 50% of illusions lessers. Gotta hand it to Axl - it was well worth the wait and i don't doubt we'll be loving on this album for a long time - give it another shot peeps -

Roswellznutsack Thu 11/20/2008 01:32PM
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King Rhino Thu 11/20/2008 01:35PM
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Wow, Smokey ... Are you this much of a fucking moron in the real world or just on Message Boards?

For starters, you simpering cretin ....

Leaked copies of the CD have been posted on the torrent sites for WEEKS now. Ok, Cinderella? You understand that? People who have ADVANCE COPIES posted the CD'S on the INTERNET and other people DOWNLOADED them.

Next up: I realize from your posts that you are a few ants short of a picnic, but if you ever evolve ... There are hundreds of software applications that enable you to copy streaming audio and save it as sound files. You still with me or do I need to break out the flashcards?


Smashy, trust me. Just because you don't make enough as head fry monkey at SONIC to afford JamCruise is no reason to be so bitter. And as far as my "frat boy" comment? I taylor my responses to the intelligence level of whom they are directed. Which in a nutshell means, if I am addressing a chimp, why bother with something so witty they wouldn't understand it.

King Rhino Thu 11/20/2008 01:36PM
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plantrulz starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/20/2008 01:47PM
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I just finished listening to it and I must say that I am impressed with what I heard though not being a huge GNR fan I was expecting it to be horrible

cheers to GNR for a well made album

SmashySmashy Thu 11/20/2008 03:56PM
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cliftonhanger420 Thu 11/20/2008 04:55PM
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i've always wondered if buckethead was Slash in disguise?

cliftonhanger420 Thu 11/20/2008 05:05PM
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i didn't mind GNR when it was 1990 and i was like 15. i had a listen to this album and it absolutely blows. i bet slash didn't play with this group again is because they are lame ass and axel rose is a washed up junkie asshole. i'll save my money for Hampton thank you!

King Rhino Thu 11/20/2008 05:17PM
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Hey, Genius? I happen to have graduated college without needing to join a fraternity. I also own my own business. But you just keep trying, Sweetheart. Send up a flare when you know what the hell you're talking about and not just out of your ass.

cubensis Thu 11/20/2008 05:33PM
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buckethead could b slash but this shit stinks like shwag buds here's somthing that lipski can piss on and no1 would b pissed on or pissed off except axhole go back 2 ur cave music is a lot better with out u and this sorry excuse 4 a GNR album Hampton baby

akeay starstarstar Thu 11/20/2008 06:43PM
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whatever, the album is halfway decent. the songs are strong to very strong. the musicians aren't the original GnR, but that doesn't mean they aren't good. they are.

Jeff Kash Fri 11/21/2008 09:02AM
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Jeff Kash

absolutely horrible.

Smittea star Fri 11/21/2008 11:29AM
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This reminds me of those articles on Madonna.... Why is JamBase covering this garbage? None of the sophistocated fans on this site even listen to this music anymore.....

Coconut Phil star Fri 11/21/2008 01:35PM
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Coconut Phil

I went back for another listen, I just don't dig it at all. For those who do, rock on! I would not even download it for free, would not want it eating up space on my HD. The Bestbuy super promotion really stamps it as bad. I'll just simply pass and wait for my next WP show to arrive on CD.

cubensis Fri 11/21/2008 05:15PM
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anything sounds good after u listen 2 a few times but not this trash phuk axhole he fuked up a good thing they would b bigger than metallica right now if axhole did'nt fuk up the only thing good about this album is buckethead axhole sucks

cubensis Fri 11/21/2008 05:19PM
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i would rather here warrent come out with a new album or even poison comn who does'nt like cherry pie

FloridaJam Fri 11/21/2008 08:06PM
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"tastes so good makes a grown man cry, sweet cherry pie".....warrent kicks ass, and thats where i have my tattoo to prove how righteous they really were. Warrent/poison/ratt reunion tour 09'! Be sure to grab your tickets fast before the scalpers try and sell them for $400 to $1000 bucks a pop.

futhepharmer Sat 11/22/2008 09:43AM
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"I graduated college", "I own my own business", "I'm in the entertainment business".

Wow Rhino, toot your own horn much?

brendan3 Sat 11/22/2008 02:27PM
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rozwellnutsack, if you're going to shit on someone's spelling at least get it right. i'm sorry dude but AXEL is a douchebag.

brendan3 starstarstarstarstar Sat 11/22/2008 02:40PM
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OH MY GOD KING RHINO CAN I PLEASE HANG OUT WITH YOU ON JAMCRUISE THIS YEAR? you seriously sound like the coolest dude ever. C'mon dude, nobody is impressed with your superior computer knowledge, your tube snake handling abilities or your i'm smarter than everyone atitude. i am, however, impressed that you own you own business. you should seriously use facebook and myspace to meet people who might enjoy your company because clearly the phine pholks here do not.

phuck axle and hello HAMPTON

elaufer Sun 11/23/2008 11:04AM
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IMO, Chinese Democracy is fantastic. I'm really shocked how good it is. Great songs, great production, and of course the uniqueness of Axl's voice. If you thought before listening to this album: "I bet this is gonna suck." Well I bet you didn't like it. If you thought, "Axl has been a part of some of the most rocking tracks ever made, lets see what he's got now." Well then you either liked it or you didn't, but at least you had a chance of enjoying it. I'm also impressed that Axl beat his demons and obsessions and put the thing out. Many great artists are clinically "crazy." Just be thankful you get to listen to their music and not live inside of their heads. . . Also, I'm planning a party and I thank if everyone on this board came it would be awesome because you all sound really fun. We'll rock out to Chinese Democracy together!!! and then I'll drop some Appetite for kicks.

BUJ starstarstarstarstar Sun 11/30/2008 03:42PM
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I've been listening to GNR since Appetite, as much of you here have been as well. They were a great band with a great sound. I was just streaming the album on MySpace and when it hit the Street of Dreams song, I officially shut down the page. I do not like it at all... but if you do like it, cool. I'm glad. The story above was good, the album IMHO is not.