Guns N’ Roses Tracks Leaked, Yanked

 

 

Just in time for the Beijing Olympics, eh?

By Fred Mills

 

 

The hills are alive with the sound of…. Gun N’ Roses
chatter. Billboard.com is reporting word of nine so-called finished/mastered
tracks from GNR’s long-in-the-making/awaiting  Chinese
Democracy
; apparently yesterday the website Antiquiet.com uploaded the
material, which of course triggered an immediate takedown order from Axl Rose’s
lawyers.

 

According to Billboard,
Six of the songs have already leaked in one unfinished form or another: ‘Better,’
‘The Blues,’ the title track, ‘Madagascar,’
‘IRS’ and ‘There Was a Time.’ But these versions appear to be much further
along on the path toward completion, and feature new touches like organ and
tambourine on ‘IRS’ and a beefed-up chorus with multi-tracked vocals on ‘Madagascar.’
The three previously unheard songs are ‘Rhiad and the Bedouins,’ ‘If the World’
and a track whose title is unknown.”

 

Well, gentlemen, start your search engines. Gunners MP3
booty awaits, for as we all know, once a file is released, the genie’s been
uncorked. Meanwhile, here’s the text original posting at Antiquiet.com, plus subsequent updates. Viva la revolucion. See below….

 

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We’ve Got Chinese Democracy, And It’s Worth The Wait

June 18th, 2008 by Skwerl in Features

Well, to say that I’m living up to my reputation today is an
understatement. I’d like to share with you 9 tracks from the new Guns N’ Roses
album, Chinese Democracy. These are mastered, finished versions that you
probably haven’t heard. I always said that the more that Axl and Geffen
jerked around trying to figure out how to release this finally finished album
that we’ve all been waiting over 13 years for, the greater the chances would be
that it would slip out of a pressing plant or office somewhere and wind up in
the hands of some asshole with a blog. So… Hey, I told you so. I’m probably
asking for a lot of trouble. But I’m fighting the good fight. It’s not against
the label, or the artist- it’s against the old business model. The obsolete
marketing paradigm. Release your music. Give it away, let everyone hear it. If
it’s good, you’ll be OK.

THE PLAYER HAS BEEN AT LEAST TEMPORARILY REMOVED, BECAUSE IT
BASICALLY BROKE THE ENTIRE INTERNET. ALSO, WE GOT A
CALL FROM GUNS N’ ROSES. STAY TUNED.

I’ll let you all decide for yourselves, but if you ask me, Guns N’
Roses are fucking back, and they’ll be just fine.

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