Drinks on Dr Pepper? Chinese Democracy Leaks

After many years of personnel changes, questions over whether the album even existed and much in the way of general mincing about, might the wait for Axl's opus finally be over?

Feature by Dave Kerr | 19 Jun 2008
  • Guns n Roses

Word on the interweb is that nine songs from Guns n’ Roses' much delayed comeback LP Chinese Democracy have surfaced on file-sharing services. They’re illegal mind, these services, don’t you dare do it.

Points to ponder: Exactly how mental will Axl Rose be going about this, on a scale of 1-10? Does this mean that opportunist drinks giant Dr Pepper will actually make good on their promise to equip the whole of America - bar estranged guitarists Slash and Buckethead - with a can of their overly sugary beverage, now that Rose might finally be at the finish line? And lastly: will this actually be any good?

In related news, former Gn’R bassplayer Duff McKagan seems to be enjoying his sabbatical from Velvet Revolver, having announced an outing with his old punk band, Loaded. They’ll hit the Glasgow Garage on Monday, 22 Sep and the Ironworks in Inverness on Tue, 23 Sep. Tickets are available here. Some words we had with Duff just before Scott Weiland departed Velvet Revolver are here and some Use Your Illusion era Gn’R is directly below. It is classic rock Thursday, after all.

Guns n' Roses - Don't Cry