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Old 04-10-08, 01:48 PM
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Guns N' Roses finally finish "Chinese Democracy"

Guns N' Roses finish 'Chinese Democracy' album
Axl Rose has finally delivered the album to his record label
Apr 10, 2008

Guns N Roses have reportedly finished work on 'Chinese Democracy', the album that Axl Rose has been working on for the past 14 years.

Therockradio.com reports that Geffen Records, the band's record label, have confirmed they have received a finished copy of the album, and are currently haggling over money and rights issues with Rose.

The album is reported to have cost in excess of $13million (6.5million) to produce.

As previously reported, it is rumoured that a Guns N' Roses reality TV show is set to be broadcast to coincide with the release of the album.

http://www.nme.com/news/guns-n-roses...terstitialskip

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I searched, but all of the Chinese Democracy threads that showed up have been locked. Mods, if there's an existing one out there, merge away.
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I have a feeling the compensation issue will take as long as the recording did.
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Who wants my free can of Dr. Pepper?
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David Geffen: Ok, Mr. Rose, we're prepared to offer you one free can of Dr. Pepper for every person in the country and...

Axel: I'LL TAKE IT!!!
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great
now they can get to work on their next album
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Just in time for the Olympics!
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someone should tell Robin Finck, because he just got back with NIN:

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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
Just in time for the Olympics!

That's what I was thinking. It would make marketing sense to release it to coincide with the opening of the Olympics in China.
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This thread is 9 days late.
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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
Just in time for the Olympics!
Axl Rose - Perfectionist musician, or marketing genius?
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Wow, 14 years... I'm sure it's musically relevant. zzzzzzzz.
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I bet 3DRealms is feeling the pressure now.

If this *AND* Duke Forever get released, does this mean the world will end?

The Mayan calender is wrong!
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
Wow, 14 years... I'm sure it's musically relevant. zzzzzzzz.
If it's good ol' rock 'n roll, it won't matter.
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What's the average production cost for an album from an A-List band/artist?
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Originally Posted by LiquidSky
If it's good ol' rock 'n roll, it won't matter.
(It's not.)
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Originally Posted by William Fuld
What's the average production cost for an album from an A-List band/artist?
Anywhere from 500K to a couple million is my guess.
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Originally Posted by Maxflier
This thread is 9 days late.
My was my first thought. I keep waiting for Ashton to come in and say we've been Punk'd
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I got nothin'.
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I'll hear it simply out of curiosity.
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Originally Posted by GoVegan
David Geffen: Ok, Mr. Rose, we're prepared to offer you one free can of Dr. Pepper for every person in the country and...

Axel: I'LL TAKE IT!!!
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I don't believe it.

IF this is true, I think DVD Josh is right.
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Similar news reports popped up about two months ago, actually:

However more recently the development of financial setbacks have arisen over the prospective release and schedule over the album, with the band set to tour in late 2008 into 2009 following the suggested release of the album has meant that the financing of one Mr. Rose has had to come to an abrupt halt for the time being, as the continuing conflicts are preventing us from nearing 100% completion. The planned tour was scheduled to be beginning in late fall of 2008, continuing into mid spring of 2009, where the second of the albums by the band was to have been released. A third and final album was scheduled for release shortly after this. Long-time friend of Mr. Rose, Mr. Sebastian Bach has been given permission of the use of this information by Mr. Rose. Mr. Bach also has collaborated on many tracks on the albums as well as many other artists and musicians, and as such, problems have arisen with other artist labels to use these musicians on the material, along with issues of pay and content rights.

The current problems that have arisen with the album are also that of visual proportion. The album does not as of yet have cover art and a theme to the cover, as, much to our dismay, Mr. Rose did not like the original concept cover from the album, as seen in a meeting with the band in late 2007. However with plans for the album to be released digitally at first, there are plans for us to come to compromise with Mr. Rose over this situation. With the proposed tour in question, and off the back of that said tour would come the release of the album, these plans, as stated before, are not set in stone, but we are nearing closer, as was said, the album is done, however the legalities and financial issues are the problems for this album at this time, as sale and printing of the albums, as well as copyright control and digital rights management, does not even cover 1/10th of the assets we have paid to Mr. Rose.

Negotiations are ongoing with the band and Mr. Rose's manager, Ms "Beta" Lebeis and as progress is becoming more and more evident now than ever, we are hoping to make a major announcement through official sources of Mr. Rose as of summer 2008.
This was taken from a statement that was reportedly released by Geffen/Interscope. I think GerryTheDon (?) may have posted it here.
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Originally Posted by William Fuld
What's the average production cost for an album from an A-List band/artist?
I thought we were talking about Axl Rose here.

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Originally Posted by Cornelius1047
I thought we were talking about Axl Rose here.

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Originally Posted by William Fuld
What's the average production cost for an album from an A-List band/artist?
About a million, give or take.

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