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Use Your Illusion Zeronew

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Guns N' Roses' two-disc opus by editing it down to one disc.
The Village Voice  |  Maura Johnston  |  09-19-2011  |  Reviews

London, Axl, and Continued "Patience"new

Mere hours after landing at Heathrow I found myself onstage with a friend that I have been to hell and back with, and lived to tell the tale. Axl Rose and I just happened to be in hotel rooms next to each other. Unexpected? Oh, fuck yes.
Seattle Weekly  |  Duff McKagan  |  11-04-2010  |  Music

Slash's Lucky 13new

Slash's band, Velvet Revolver, may still be looking for the right singer But the guitarist didn't have the same problem when it came to his recently released self-titled solo album.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Alan Sculley  |  08-30-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Chinese Democracy,' the New Guns N' Roses Album: Not Badnew

It seems like thousands of truly twisted guitar solos decorate the riffs, attacking from all angles as Chinese Democracy's songs twist, break down and morph. Even the album's bad parts boast something interesting.
Gambit  |  Michael Patrick Welch  |  12-09-2009  |  Reviews

Whither the Album?new

Chuck Klosterman says Chinese Democracy is the format's last hurrah. Kanye proves him wrong.
Chicago Reader  |  Miles Raymer  |  12-08-2008  |  Music

The Titles that Axl Rose Didn't Use for GnR's Long-Delayed Albumnew

It turns out that during Rose's 17-year effort to record the album, he weighed several other different potential titles. The first batch comprised more variations on the Oriental theme, but we're guessing China wouldn't have liked them any better.
Seattle Weekly  |  Brian Miller  |  12-08-2008  |  Music

Q-Tip Beats 'Democracy' to the Punch with 'The Renaissance'new

All this talk of Chinese Democracy finally seeing the light of day has overshadowed another album many of us -- at least those in the hip-hop community -- thought would never come to be: Q-Tip's second album, The Renaissance.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Craig D. Lindsey  |  12-08-2008  |  Reviews

Avoiding Wal-Mart for Your AC/DC Fixnew

Independent retailers have found ways to get around big-box exclusives.
Seattle Weekly  |  Sara Brickner  |  12-02-2008  |  Music

Why The Fine Print of 'Chinese Democracy' is Way More Fun Than the Recordnew

I feel comfortable stating that Guns N' Roses' long-awaited album is the last record I will ever buy just to read the liner notes. Holy shit. Do pop into Best Buy this week and have a gander.
L.A. Weekly  |  Rob Harvilla  |  12-01-2008  |  Music

Inside the The Axl Rose Circusnew

After 13 years of recording, Axl has greatly disappointed Guns N' Roses fans with Chinese Democracy.
Tucson Weekly  |  Jon Hobson  |  11-28-2008  |  Reviews

'Appetite for Destruction': Revisiting a Classicnew

Twenty years after its release, Guns N' Roses' masterpiece remains a filthy, ferocious glimpse into lawless rock music.
C-Ville Weekly  |  J. Tobias Beard  |  08-15-2007  |  Reviews

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