We'll believe it when we see it in stores, but Axl Rose is said to have nearly completed his long, long-awaited album "Chinese Democracy."
The Guns N' Roses frontman has been playing six new songs from the album for the honchos at Geffen Records, reports therockradio.com, and the band has signed on with new management. All of this, of course, fuels speculation that "Chinese Democracy" may finally get released this year. Then again, there were rumors "Chinese Democracy" would come out last year, too. Who really knows?
At any rate, one record company suit who heard the tracks said, "It's really good. Axl's voice sounds exactly the same, but the songs sound contemporary. You expect it to be a train wreck, but it's not."
"Chinese Democracy" has been in the works since 1995, and Rose is thought to have spent more than $13 million dollars in the studio, without much in the way of tangible results so far. Rose, of course, is the last member left of the seminal Guns lineup.