Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Chinese Democracy Won't Be A TV Show (Either)

The legend of Chinese Democracy refuses to die. The fabled Guns N' Roses album has perpetually been in the about-to-be-released stage for so long, its joined the Roswell alien, the Loch Ness monster and Thomas Pynchon as things that need to be seen to be believed. Not only will Chinese Democracy not be appearing in your local record store anytime soon, it also won't be the centerpiece of a reality show.

Rumors ran rampant last week that Axl Rose was negotiating with U.S. television distributors over a reality show documenting the recording and release of Chinese Democracy. The band has nixed the rumors in a terse statement. "Despite rumours floating around the Internet, Guns N’ Roses will not be appearing on any reality TV program to promote their forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy or for any other reason."

The statement ends with a proclamation that we've all grown tired of hearing. "We’re in negotiations for the release of Chinese Democracy and things are going well." As my grandmother was fond of saying when I kept saying silly things, "All right, E-nough."

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