Break out the bubbly! Axl delivers on 'Chinese Democracy' (maybe)
Just in time to sooth worldwide protests over human rights abuse in China, Axl and co. have made good on their promise to complete the long-awaited Chinese Democracy album. According to the NME (via therockradio.com), the music has been delivered to their label, Geffen; the two sides merely need hammer out the finer details regarding money and rights issues — the album reportedly cost more than $13 million to produce — before the album, 14 years in the making, hits the marketplace.
I’m gonna take this news with a horselick-sized block of salt, but IMO, it’s a win-win situation: We get the tunes, or we each get a free can of bubbly. (Which, at the time of writing, according to the US census, would end up costing Dr Pepper $303,822,220 — or more than 23 times the album’s production cost, assuming each can costs a dollar and that GN’R guitarists Slash and Buckethead don’t get serviced). Start planning those Dr Pepper parties now!
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(Editor’s note: Thanks to the readers who pointed out the fact that we get free soda and music or nothing at all. We stand corrected.)