by Gerry Mak in New Trends on Tuesday 28 October 2008

A full seventeen years after their last album (The Spaghetti Incident doesn’t count), Guns n’ Roses – well, Axl Rose, anyway — is finally set to unleash a new album on the world. The ridiculously belated album has been delayed for so long, it’s a wonder why anyone still cares, but it does seem that Chinese Democracy will finally hit the shelves next month. Believe it or not, Guns n’ Roses are one of the most popular bands in China, one of the first Western cultural imports to gain notoriety after the country began opening up in the early ’90s. Whether or not the wait will be worth it is still unclear — the track available on the band’s website won’t blow anyone’s mind — but at least we will soon be able to move on with our lives.