Thursday, February 22, 2007

Why the Music Industry's Up the Creek--Part 86

After fourteen years and a kazillion false starts, Guns 'n' Roses has once again scrapped its next album. The working title, by the way, is Chinese Democracy, and Le Sweetie likes to joke that there'll be Chinese democracy before the thing is ever released.

The band announced in December that "Chinese Democracy" was tentatively due March 6, but with that date fast approaching, the album is back off the schedule.

"There is no official release date, as the band is currently mixing, but after some delays and scheduling difficulties, things appear to be moving along," reads a post on GNR's Web site.

"The good news is that all of the recording for the album has been completed," the post continues. "Drummer Frank Ferrer and guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal integrated themselves into the recordings seamlessly and will have their presence felt."

Note to Geffen Records--why is a wack job like Axl Rose still on the label? Don't you get tired of throwing money at a has-been rocker who looks like Danny Bonaduce on crack? Just cut your losses, drop this clown, and go see if there are any promising new bands out there who won't give you shit, okay?