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Guns N Roses' Chinese Democracy

Rock and Roll must have the power to grant immortality because it makes artists who choose to stay under its wings stand the test of time. First there is legendary rock group Metallica, that even after several years of silence, was able to hit gold with Death Magnetic. Now, MCA Music Inc. is proud to announce the comeback of Guns N Roses with their new album, CHINESE DEMOCRACY! Axl Rose resurrects to lead a new pack of rockers to remind all listeners across nations about his legacy and to mark a new historic moment in Rock and Roll.

Produced by the front man himself, Axl Rose and Caram Costanzo, Chinese Democracy includes 14 tracks. The title track and first single from the album, ôChinese Democracyö, takes on a slightly different sound. It starts off theatrically with Chinese-inspired sound effects, includes less of Axl RoseÆ signature high-pitched renditions and more of head banging solos, yet, still tastefully rock and roll. Guns N Roses also keep up with the times by releasing two of the albumÆs songs unconventionally. ôShacklerÆs Revengeö will be included in the emerging popular videogame Rock Band 2 and ôIf the Worldö will also be release through the movie, Body of Lies.

ôThe release of Chinese Democracy marks a historic moment in rock ænÆ roll,ö says Irving Azoff and Andy Gould, Guns NÆ RosesÆ co-managers, ôand weÆre launching with a monumental campaign that matches the groundbreaking sound of the album itself. Guns NÆ Roses fans have every reason to celebrate, for this is only the beginning.ö

ôGuns NÆ Roses redefined the American rock band and became a global music icon,ö added Steve Berman, President, Sales and Marketing, Interscope Geffen A&M Records. ôWeÆre incredibly excited that Chinese Democracy will be heard worldwide through Geffen Records and the Universal Music Group (the international affiliate of MCA Music Inc.)ö.

Seventeen years ago, the two previous original albums from one of rockÆs most intense and compelling bands were issued simultaneously, a first for any contemporary artist. These albums featured three power hits with ôNovember Rainö, ôDonÆt Cryö and ôLive and Let Die.ö Each album went seven times platinum worldwide.

The bandÆs 1987 full-length debut Appetite for Destruction has sold more than 28 million copies worldwide and is among the biggest-selling albums in history. The album notched three legendary hits--the gold anthem ôWelcome to the Jungleö, ôSweet Child oÆ Mineö and ôParadise City.ö

The newest album of Guns N Roses, Chinese Democracy and their previous phenomenal album, Appetite for Destruction are available in standard and Special Philippines Edition at your favourite Astrovision, Odyssey, Music One and Fully Booked stores.

- January 2009

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