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New Guns ‘n Roses Album on MySpace

It’s been 15 long years since Guns ‘n Roses fans have had a new release from their favorite band. Now it seems that the American hard rock band has finally be appeased fans with the release of their new albumChinese Democracy”. Perhaps one of the most exciting things about the new release is that the whole album has been streamed on MySpace just three days before its official release.

The new Guns ‘n Roses CD was launched, in its entirety, on the Guns ‘n Roses MySpace page so that fans could get a feel for the new album before it actually became available from stores. It’s been a rocky ride for Axl Rose - who is now the only remaining original member of the band – as he’s worked to get to this point over the past few years. It seems that tension among band members since the release of their last record, the covers collection entitled “The Spaghetti Incident?” (1993), lead to all but front man Axl Rose leaving the band. Axl Rose worked with Caram Costanzo to produce the 14 tracks for the new album. Production costs for the CD were in the region of about $13 million. However if past sales are anything to go by, that shouldn’t be a problem – Guns n’ Roses has sold well over 90 million albums during the course of the band’s career. Still, the decision to launch the album on their official MySpace page before the official release of their CD in stores must seem a bit risky. No doubt it’ll pay off in the long-run. Guns n’ Roses is one of the highest-profile bands to make use of the website in order to launch an album. Their title track has already been available on the Internet for some time. The rest of the album can be heard on their music profile at http://www.myspace.com/gunsnroses.

So what can we tell fans about the new Guns n’ Roses CD? Despite the fact that half of the original band is missing, it’s still sounding very Guns ‘n Roses. The album kicks off with some strange distortion, which slowly dissolves into an old-style guitar riff. Moments later, the drums join in before Axl Rose unleashes one of his powerful trademark screams. There is more guitar, plenty of rock-star swagger and plenty of reasons to turn up the volume. The ‘Chinese Democracy’ album has been said to be full of radio-friendly songs while the band’s reputation will have more than enough people ready to spend their hard earned cash on a CD as we approach the end of the year. The new CD has been officially available since Sunday, November 23, 2008.

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