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With this weeks news of the long awaited release of "Chinese Democracy" you can’t help but hear about all things related to Axl Rose and Guns n’ Roses.

Below is some of what is being circulated via the world wide web. Enjoy.

The following was taken from BlabberMouth HERE.

GUNS N’ ROSES’ ‘Chinese Democracy’ Single Is A Radio Smash – Oct. 24, 2008

According to Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, between 5:00 a.m. EST on October 22 and 5:00 a.m. EST on 23, GUNS N’ ROSES new single, "Chinese Democracy", was played 683 times on all BDS-monitored terrestrial and satellite radio stations. WAAF-FM in Boston and WHJY-FM in Providence both played it 18 times during that time period. WBSX-FM in Wilkes-Barre was next with 17 spins. By comparison, the #1 song on the Billboard Mainstream Rock radio chart was spun 322 times on October 22, with 526 spins overall.

The following is courtesy of Gig Wise . com HERE.

Slash Praises Guns N Roses ‘Chinese Democracy’

He has kind words…

by Jason Gregory

Friday, October 24, 2008

Photo by: WENN

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Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has praised the band’s new single ‘Chinese Democracy’, which was premiered this week.

The guitarist was asked to give his opinion of the song during an appearance on Boston radio station WBCN 104.1 FM.

Slash replied: "That sounds cool. It’s good to hear [frontman Axl Rose's] voice, you know?"

The guitarist left Guns N’ Roses in the mid-90s because of what’s widely believed to have been creative differences with Rose.

The following report is courtesy of Heidi N. Moore from the Wall Street Journal:

GUNS N’ ROSES recently announced that on November 23 it will release the album, Chinese Democracy, after a 17-year wait (you can watch the online countdown clock here).

Ticketmaster, which just bought Guns N’ Roses’s management company, won’t have that kind of patience to see if it struck a good deal.

Ticketmaster is spending $123 million for a controlling stake in Front Line Entertainment, which represents artists ranging from GUNS N’ ROSES TO VAN HALEN, FLEETWOOD MAC and AEROSMITH. Front Line CEO Irving Azoff–who has managed the Eagles for 34 years–will become CEO of Ticketmaster, reporting to Chairman Barry Diller. In August, Ticketmaster was one of the five companies spun off in the splitup of IAC/Interactive.

Ticketmaster needs the deal to expand its revenue stream beyond the ticketing business, which is under pressure. Ticketmaster’s contract with its biggest referrer, LiveNation, comes up at the end of the year. Live Nation provided as much as 17% of Ticketmaster’s 2007 revenue. But LiveNation has plans for its own ticket service, with Citigroup analysts noting in September that “Live Nation is clearly committed to growing its ticketing services beyond its core venues through a third party ticketing offering.”

The following are the credits for the track "Chinese Democracy".



CHINESE DEMOCRACY

(Rose, Freese)

Guitars: Paul Tobias, Robin Finck,

Buckethead, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal,

Richard Fortus

Bass: Tommy Stinson

Drums: Frank Ferrer

Keyboards: Dizzy Reed, Chris Pitman, Axl Rose

Background Vocals: Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson

Sub bass: Chris Pitman

Guitar Solos: Robin Finck, Buckethead

Intro: Eric Caudieux, Caram Costanzo

Vocals: Axl Rose

Arrangement: Rose, Tobias, Beavan

Digital Editing: Eric Caudieux,

Caram Costanzo, Axl Rose, Sean Beavan

Additional guitar processing: Chris Pitman

Lastly, anyone thristy?

Guns N’ Roses fans thirsting for the upcoming "Chinese Democracy" will have a sweet, fizzy treat to savor as they listen.

Dr Pepper is making good on a prior promise to provide every person in America a can of the soft drink if the album were to arrive in 2008, and yesterday (Oct. 22) revealed details of the plan.

"We never thought this day would come," says Dr Pepper VP of marketing Tony Jacobs. "But now that it’s here all we can say is: The Dr Pepper’s on us."

Interested fans are being asked to visit DrPepper.com on Nov. 23, the day "Chinese Democracy" is released in the U.S. exclusively via Best Buy. After registering online, fans will receive a coupon redeemable for a 20-oz. Dr Pepper wherever the drink is sold.

The twist: the coupon is only available for 24 hours and will expire on Feb. 28.

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