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GNR CHINESE DEMOCRACY

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regfootball    234

rest of tour canceled. album delayed. not that anyone cares......

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Axl Speaks

Updated 06:51 PST Fri, Dec 15 2006

In a lengthy and detailed open letter, Axl Rose has announced the cancellation of the final four dates of the Guns N' Roses tour, the demise of his relationship with the band's manager, and revealed a tentative release date for the next GNR album.

Here are some excerpts from the letter.

"Because of the scheduling of these particular shows, valuable time needed by the band and record company for the proper setup and release of the album Chinese Democracy would have been lost. Rather than delay the album yet again, all involved have decided to remove these shows from GNRs schedule. We hope our fans understand and we apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused. Tickets may be refunded at point of purchase.

"To say the making of this album has been an unbearably long and incomprehensible journey would be an understatement. Overcoming the endless and seemingly insane amount of obstacles faced by all involved, notwithstanding the emotional challenges endured by everyone -- the fans, the band, our road crew and business team -- has at many times seemed like a bad dream in which one wakes up only to find that they are still in the nightmare. Unfortunately, this time it has been played out for over a decade in real life.

"When I agreed to do our recent North American tour, I did it with the understanding that my manager, Merck Mercuriadis, and I were in full agreement regarding our strategy and touring plans and, most important, that any and all things needed to release the album by Dec. 26 at the latest were in place. Unfortunately, it turned out that this was not the case, and I regret to say that the album will not be released by the end of the year. Although many things went extremely well and were very exciting, there were, in our opinion, unnecessary and avoidable complications on our tour having to do with the tour routing, scheduling and album and video plans that wreaked havoc on all involved. This was compounded by an overall sense of a lack of respect by management for the band and crew and each individual's particular expertise that has resulted, unfortunately, in the end of both Guns and my managerial involvement with Merck Mercuriadis.

"It takes approximately eight weeks for an album to hit the shelves once it has been turned in to the record company. For whatever reasons, it appears that it may have been mistakenly inferred by management that this time period could be condensed to three weeks. With that being said, this is not a promise, a lie or a guarantee, but we do wish to announce a tentative release date of March 6. This is the first time we have done this publicly for this album. Others have made up all the other dates for their own reasons. We would like to assure the fans that everything in our power will be done to meet this date. Once it is finalized and official, you will be notified. If we are delayed for unseen reasons, you also will be notified as soon as possible in regard to a new date, and the album will be released as shortly thereafter as is possible. We thank you for your patience.

"Once again, we offer our sincere apologies and our deepest thanks. Guns N Roses also would like to thank all the fans who attended the 70 concerts in 21 countries for their support in 2006. All the best to each and every one of you over this holiday season, thank you and God bless.

Sincerely,

Axl Rose "

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XP715    6

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand the "best album ever" that Axl Rose has been putting together FOREVER in seclusion is delayed yet again. Big effing deal. It's been on the internet in bootleg form for like a year now, anyways.

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FAPTurbo    1,073

The way things are going, I'll be hooked up to dialysis by the time the album reaches the shelves...

I'm not even sure if I want another "Illusions" style album because it certainly sounds like it is.

Oh well...

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mustang84    12

What do you expect when you look like this?

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I'm not having high hopes of this album coming out before 2015.

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FAPTurbo    1,073

i didn't know Hilary Duff listened to GNR......

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If she did, I doubt Disney would've hired her. Especially with lyrics like: "Turn around b*tch, I've got a use for you. Besides, you ain't got nothin' better to do... and I'm bored.

:lol:

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FAPTurbo    1,073

So that's why Lars Ulrich played drums with them: Axl's been teaching him how to delay an album launch :lol:

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Metallica and GNR hate each other, or at least they did. GNR got sick of their ''Double Talkin' Jive''

And Metallica and GNR both hate Motley Crue and Motley Crue hates them both so it all works out in the end. :lol:

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ZL-1    160

Metallica and GNR hate each other, or at least they did. GNR got sick of their ''Double Talkin' Jive''

And Metallica and GNR both hate Motley Crue and Motley Crue hates them both so it all works out in the end.  :lol:

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Not really. Lars and Axl get along, it's James and Axl that can't stand each other: Axl has called James a racist and James can't get over the fact that the day he had his accident on stage in Montreal Axl had one of his spoiled kid tantrums on stage sparking the ensuing riot.

EDIT: I'm glad they all hate Mötley Crüe :lol:

Edited by ZL-1

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regfootball    234

If she did, I doubt Disney would've hired her. Especially with lyrics like: "Turn around b*tch, I've got a use for you. Besides, you ain't got nothin' better to do... and I'm bored.

:lol:

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c'mon, we all know Ms. Duff is a hypocrite. I won't eloborate on what she probably does in her spare time when she turns around.

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Satty    338

c'mon, we all know Ms. Duff is a hypocrite.  I won't eloborate on what she probably does in her spare time when she turns around.

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I'll say this much...there aint much traction anymore.

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I wish I could be rich enough to not have to

accomplish even ONE task in 15 years.

Axl needs to come to grips with reality.

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FAPTurbo    1,073

A-a-a-a-nyway, it seems history shows that as soon as Izzy Stradlin left, GNR really just collapsed. When you release a CD full of punk music covers, you know you are in trouble.

Izzy was really the force behind GNR. Axl was just the bad-ass and Slash could pump out the riffs, but all their memorable songs were from Stradlin.

I think Axl needs Izzy. Izzy did show his face a couple times this past year at a few concerts, but I it seems he's still done with GNR.

However, Izzy seems happy playing 'southern rock', with a tinge of Stones which doesn't sound that bad either. He has released a few solo CD's very sporadically.

Here's a couple of my favorites. Remember, this is the guy that is the brains behind songs like 'Mr. Brownstone,' 'Paradise City,' and '14 Years'... w00t 4 file sharing. :P

Shuffle It All

River

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razoredge    0

I dont know much about current events but it seems to me Axl has to many issues to make anything work. Im surprised he can get contracts or stage booking having walked out as much as he has. I look at him about the same a I have Mike Tyson, started out looking great, turned into an asshole and just went straight down the tubes from there.

Frankly I dont think Axl deserves any support from a former fan base.

On a more positive note, through GNR I discovered this guitarist Buckethead........ :metal:

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FAPTurbo    1,073

On a more positive note, through GNR I discovered this guitarist Buckethead........ :metal:

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He's pretty good, eh? However, he has been replaced by Bumblefoot.

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I wish I could be rich enough to not have to

accomplish even ONE task in 15 years.

Axl needs to come to grips with reality.

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I think he's spent waaaay to much time working on his hair the last 15 years.. :)

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razoredge    0

Bucket head is very unique, creative and abit off the wall from what I heard, which was only clips on amazon. I have yet to purchace a recording but he is on my list.

I just did some reading on Axl & GNR & this Chinese Democracy thing and I now am fully convinced he is a screaming asshole.

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