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Friday, September 26, 2008

Best Buy to Get Exclusive Retail Deal for Chinese Democracy

posted by on September 26 at 15:20 PM

I’m sure all the other music retailers are totally bummed:

Best Buy will be the exclusive retailer for Guns N’ Roses’ decade-plus-in-the-making new album “Chinese Democracy” before year’s end, sources close to the situation tell Billboard. Some details of the deal are still being worked out, including the release date.

The news brings a semblance of closure to the bizarre history of
“Democracy,” which Guns N’ Roses has been working on since the mid-1990s.

Since then, every original member of the once-mighty group has left besides vocalist Axl Rose, and millions of dollars have been spent working on the new material.

“Democracy” was most recently on the Interscope release schedule in March 2007. The endless delays encountered by the project reached comic levels this spring, when soft drink manufacturer Dr. Pepper offered to send a free can of the beverage to “everyone in America” (excluding ex-GNR members Slash and Buckethead) if “Chinese Democracy” were to arrive anytime during the calendar year 2008.


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