According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, GUNS N’ ROSES’ long-awaited new album, “Chinese Democracy” (Geffen/Interscope) finally has a release date. The CD will hit all Best Buy stores, where it is an exclusive, on the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving, November 23, giving it a full seven days on sale before entering the chart on December 2. Best Buy’s sales week runs from Sunday through Saturday night.
GUNS manager Andy Gould reportedly told 900 Best Buy employees at “vendor convention” held by Best Buy last month in Dallas that a new GN’R song called “If The World” will play under the closing credits of “Body of Lies”, the new film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe due out on October 10. That news was confirmed online at film web sites whose representatives had attended a press screening of the flick. “If The World” will not appear on the film’s soundtrack album.
“If The World” features the guitar work of Robin Finck and Buckethead, who have both since departed GUNS N’ ROSES.
Another new GN’R song, called “Shackler’s Revenge”, appears on the Rock Band 2 video game.
“Chinese Democracy” has been more than 13 years in the making, with every original member of GUNS N’ ROSES except for frontman Axl Rose long since gone from the lineup.