Chinese Democracy

  1. Video: Irving Azoff Tells Classic Neil Young, Joe Walsh Stories; Says What He Really Thinks About Pandora, StubHub, More

    November 09, 2012 10:06 AM EST On Wednesday at the Billboard Touring Conference, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde moderated a long Q&A session with Live Nation CEO Irving Azoff that touched on nearly all areas of the music-biz veteran's career, both past and pre ...

  2. Irving Azoff Sounds Off On Stocks, StubHub, Pandora In Touring Conference Keynote

    November 07, 2012 5:09 PM EST Irving Azoff (right), Live Nation Entertainment chairman and Front Line Management Group CEO being interviewed by Billboard editorial director Bill Werde at the Billboard Touring Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) Irving Azoff doesn't tweet an ...

  3. Guns N' Roses Announces Fall Las Vegas Residency

    August 13, 2012 11:26 AM EDT Weeks after its landmark album "Appetite for Destruction" celebrated its 25th anniversary, Guns N' Roses has announced its first-ever Las Vegas residency, dubbed "Appetite for Democracy." The 12-date run at The Joint insid ...

  4. Backbeat: Slash Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Honored By Charlie Sheen, DJ Jim Ladd

    July 12, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Slash holds his Hollywood Walk of Fame star. (Photo: Scott Uchida) Hollywood was filled with top hats, afro wigs, tattoos and leather on Tuesday as Slash became the first member of Guns N' Roses to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ...

  5. Axl Rose's Twitter Account Hacked, Tour Still On

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT If you believed Axl Rose’s Twitter account last night, the Guns N' Roses frontman had unilaterally canceled the band's upcoming European tour. The message posted on Sunday evening (Aug. 15) stated: "All upcoming Guns N' Roses d ...

  6. Axl Rose Slams Irving Azoff In $5 Million Countersuit

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Axl Rose says his former manager tried to implement a scheme to force him to reunite with the original Guns N' Roses band members and, as part of the plot, failed to properly promote the "Chinese Democracy" album, lied about a prosp ...

  7. Guns N' Roses 'Vigorously Contests' Lawsuit

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Guns N' Roses manager Irving Azoff has said the band "vigorously contests" claims that it used portions of two songs by a German musician on their last album "Chinese Democracy." Guns N' Roses and Interscope-Geffen A& ...

  8. Guns N' Roses Sued For Copying Songs

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two independent record labels sued U.S. rock band Guns N' Roses for $1 million, claiming the group used portions of two songs by a German musician on their last album "Chinese Democracy." Guns N' Roses and Universal Music Group ...

  9. Analysis: MySpace Album Premieres Lack 'Stickiness'

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Album premieres have been a common event at MySpace, which in the recent past has debuted exclusives from artists such as Coldplay, Oasis and Guns N' Roses . But, judging from numbers recorded over many months, MySpace users care less about l ...

  10. Guns N' Roses Brings 'Democracy' to 'Rock Band'

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Axl Rose may have spent 15 years fine tuning the 14 tracks on "Chinese Democracy," but it only took five months for the entire album to make its way into the "Rock Band" video game franchise. "Chinese Democracy" will ...

  11. The Billboard Exclusive Q&A: Axl Rose

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST It's been nine years since Axl Rose gave a substantial print interview. For all that time and more, he's been working on the album "Chinese Democracy," which finally arrived in late November. It was an arduous process, to say t ...

  12. The Year In Music & Touring: Disappointing Guns N' Roses Sales Show The Limits Of Exclusives

    December 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST When Wal-Mart sold 784,000 copies of AC/DC's "Black Ice" during the album's first week in stores, many label executives believed that more superstars would release albums exclusively through big-box retailers. And when Best Buy ...

  13. Axl Rose Pipes Up On GNR Message Boards

    December 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST He's yet to grant an interview about Guns N' Roses' recently released "Chinese Democracy," but last night (Dec. 11) Axl Rose broke his silence by answering questions on the message boards of popular GNR Web sites MyGNR.com ...

  14. Guns N' Roses' Lawyer Blasts Dr Pepper

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses' and Axl Rose's lawyer has castigated Dr Pepper, accusing the soda maker of failing to deliver on its "Chinese Democracy" (Black Frog/Geffen) free soda promotion, which the band was never involved in. Beverly ...

  15. Dr Pepper Making Good On Guns N' Roses Offer

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Guns N' Roses fans thirsting for the upcoming "Chinese Democracy" will have a sweet, fizzy treat to savor as they listen. Dr Pepper is making good on a prior promise to provide every person in America a can of the soft drink if the ...

  16. Radio Reacts To Guns N' Roses Single

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. rock radio outlets from Jackson, Miss., to Springfield, Mass., started their morning with the new Guns N' Roses single, "Chinese Democracy," and reaction to the band's first new song in nine years is running the gamut. &qu ...

  17. New Guns N' Roses Single Hits Radio Tomorrow

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The title track from Guns N' Roses' new album, "Chinese Democracy," will be available to download by U.S. radio outlets at 5 a.m. ET tomorrow morning (Oct. 22), constituting the first authorized new music from the group in nine ...

  18. Alleged Guns N' Roses Leaker Pleads Innocent

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A man accused of placing unreleased Guns N' Roses songs on the Internet pleaded innocent yesterday (Oct. 20) in Los Angeles federal court. Kevin Cogill, 27, is charged with violating federal copyright law. No date has been set for the trial, ...

  19. Best Buy Posts 'Chinese Democracy' Track List

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The track list for Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" is now up on an inactive pre-order page at Best Buy, which will release the album exclusively in the United States on Nov. 23. A small album cover image also appears there. ...

  20. GNR's 'Chinese Democracy' Gets Release Date

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT More than a decade after its conception, Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" will finally see the light of day before year's end, sources close to the situation confirms to Billboard. As first reported here , the set will b ...

  21. Best Buy Snags Guns N' Roses Album Exclusive

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 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 ...

  22. Blogger Arrested Over Guns N' Roses Leaks

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Federal authorities say they have arrested a blogger suspected of streaming songs from Guns N' Roses unreleased album, "Chinese Democracy," on his Web site. FBI agents arrested 27-year-old Kevin Cogill this morning (Aug. 27) on susp ...

  23. GNR's 'Democracy' To Be Retail Exclusive?

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The June leak of nine allegedly "mastered, finished" tracks from Guns N' Roses' long-delayed "Chinese Democracy" spurred a renewed round of chatter about whether the Axl Rose-led band will finally release the 14-years ...

  24. New Guns N' Roses Song Heads To 'Rock Band'

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After a letting in a few peeks under the covers here and there in recent weeks, MTV and Harmonix have completely unveiled their plans for "Rock Band 2." "Rock Band 2" will be an Xbox 360 exclusive at launch this September, with ...

  25. Purported New Guns N' Roses Tracks Hit The Web

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nine purported "mastered, finished" tracks from Guns N' Roses' 14-years-in-the-making album "Chinese Democracy" were leaked online yesterday (June 18) by the Web site Antiquiet.com, prompting a quick cease-and-desist ...

  26. Guns N' Roses 'Negotiating' To Release New Album

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With a new management team in place, Guns N' Roses is "in negotiations" for the release of its decade-in-the-making album "Chinese Democracy," according to a post on the band's Web site . The message did not elaborate ...

  27. Azoff, Gould To Co-Manage GNR And Axl Rose

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Guns N’ Roses and its frontman Axl Rose will now be represented by longtime managers Irving Azoff and Andy Gould, according to a statement from Rose on the band’s Web site . “We are very excited and look forward to working with them and hope our r ...

  28. GNR Scraps New Album Release Date Again

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The seemingly never-ending saga of Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" album rolls on, as the group has once again postponed the project's release. The band announced in December that "Chinese Democracy" was tenta ...

  29. Mercuriadis Splits With Elton

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Merck Mercuriadis has split ties with Elton John. According to a statement issued on behalf of John's management company Twenty-First Artists, Mercuriadis has stepped down by "mutual agreement" from d Merck Mercuriadis has split tie ...

  30. Mercuriadis Splits With Elton

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Manager continues with Axl Rose, Morrissey. Merck Mercuriadis has split ties with Elton John. According to a statement issued on behalf of John's management company Twenty-First Artists, Mercuriadis has stepped down by "mutual agreement& ...

  31. 3 New Guns N' Roses Tracks Hit Net

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Better,' 'There Was A Time,' 'I.R.S.,' leaked. Guns N' Roses fans went into frenzied overdrive when three studio-quality tracks from the mythical "Chinese Democracy" album were leaked onto the Internet ...

  32. Guns N' Roses Nix Rock In Rio-Lisbon

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses has canceled its May 30 performance at Rock in Rio-Lisbon, ostensibly due to the departure from the band of guitarist Buckethead. Still on the bill for that day are Evanescence, Kings Of Guns N' Roses has canceled its May 3 ...

  33. GNR Denied 'Greatest Hits' Injunction

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST A federal judge in Los Angeles yesterday (March 15) cleared the way for Geffen Records to release a greatest hits album next week from Guns N' Roses, despite the objection of lead singer Axl Rose and A federal judge in Los Angeles yesterday ( ...

  34. Tommy Stinson Signs With Sanctuary

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tommy Stinson's debut solo album will see the light of day later this year via Sanctuary Records, according to a note from the artist posted today (Jan. 15) on his official Web site. "It will come out Tommy Stinson's debut solo albu ...