The latest word from the Guns N' Roses camp is that the release of the band's long-awaited 'Chinese Democracy' is just around the corner. Hoorah! But then, that's what they said in 2005. And 2004. And...
Almost five years after Guns N' Roses' Use Your Illusion I & II albums hit stores, a spokesperson for their label, Geffen, informs the New York Daily News that ''it's possible to have a Guns record this year.''
It is reported that the band's album, which has been given the title Chinese Democracy, is ''loosely scheduled'' for a summer 2000 release.
While appearing on radio station KROQ, Guns N' Roses' manager Doug Goldstein says that although a release date has yet to be determined, Chinese Democracy could be on shelves as early as June.
A posting on Guns N' Roses' official website tantalizes fans with the instruction that they should ''stay tuned for news and information on Chinese Democracy coming soon.''
Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson reveals to British metal magazine Kerrang! that Chinese Democracy is ''a hair's breadth from being finished.''
Guns N' Roses' manager Merck Mercuriadis tells EW Axl Rose is ''almost finished and he's confident that it will come out this year.'' In a radio interview, ex-Guns guitarist Slash says, ''It's coming out in March.''
Mercuriadis reportedly says that there are 10 Tuesdays left before January and that Chinese Democracy ''will come out on one of them.''
EW contacts the office of Mercuriadis to confirm whether
Chinese Democracy is still definitely coming out this year. Mercuriadis is unavailable for comment.