According to The Pulse of Radio, the new GUNS N' ROSES album, "Chinese Democracy", was leaked online in its entirety on Tuesday (November 18), finally giving anyone with access to BitTorrent and RapidShare sites a chance to hear the record that has been 13 years in the making. The disc comes out legally on Sunday (November 23) exclusively through Best Buy. One person who's curious to hear it is MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, although he told The Pulse of Radio he has some reservations. "I don't know if I believe it's a GUNS N' ROSES record, because it's just Axl," he said. "I think it's a phenomenal solo record, I'm sure, but as far as being a GUNS N' ROSES record, you know, I'd love to hear GUNS N' ROSES together because we believed in that band. You know, Axl's the type of artist who will make sure it's a great record, but it's not a GUNS N' ROSES record, it's an Axl Rose record. We need to be careful with the brand name."
GUNS N' ROSES once opened for MÖTLEY CRÜE back in the late Eighties.
Singer Axl Rose is the sole remaining original member of the classic GUNS N' ROSES lineup. A revolving cast of musicians have performed on "Chinese Democracy".
Although vocalist Vince Neil and drummer Tommy Lee have both left MÖTLEY CRÜE at various points, there have always been at least three original members in the group.