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#1 Guns N' Roses » NBC's Football Night In America, just played "Scraped" » 812 weeks ago

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Right before going to commercial they played Scraped in a video highlight sort of thing with todays games … try2268357

#2 Re: Guns N' Roses » Chiense Democracy Chart Position thread » 813 weeks ago

Thought you guys would like to see this too. GNR are top in all countries but 1! … lbums.html

And it's at #34 on Billboard according to this article

BEIJING (Reuters) - China gave short shrift to rockers Guns N' Roses' controversial new album "Chinese Democracy" on Tuesday, saying the music was bad and that they were not that popular anyway.

The band's first album in 17 years was released on Sunday and its Geffen Records label has already said it thinks it unlikely to be approved for release in China.

"As far as I know, many people don't like this kind of music," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a news briefing. "It's too noisy and clamorous."

Formed in California in 1985, the band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and won many international music awards. Their 1987 hit single "Sweet Child o' Mine" is frequently voted one of the great rock tracks of all time.

But their new album has drawn a furious response from some Chinese Internet users, who accused the band of trying to stir up ill will against China. Others were more balanced.

"Forgive them, they haven't been on top of the world for hundreds of years. It's tough to avoid becoming outdated," said one post on popular Chinese web portal (

The album is currently 34th in the Billboard Hot 100, according to the music chart website ( one song, singer Axl Rose refers to members of the spiritual group Falun Gong, banned in China as an evil cult.

The artwork includes Beijing artist Shi Lifeng's 2008 oil painting "Red Star," which depicts the powerlessness of Chinese people in a state ruled by an iron fist. Photos of the Chinese military and the Hong Kong skyline also appear.

But the album is devoid of bad language or sexual references. That was not the case with the band's last release, which did slip through the net in China.

The two "Use Your Illusion" albums from 1991 were rife with violent sexual imagery, vicious insults, cursing and homicidal thoughts. They were distributed by Beijing-based Dunhuang.

Still, China's notorious copyright pirates may mean the last laugh could be on the Chinese government.

Beijing frequently bans films, books and songs, but they usually end up on street corners and in shops in pirated form.


#3 Re: Guns N' Roses » Chiense Democracy Chart Position thread » 813 weeks ago

How many does it need to sell to go gold, platinum and triple platinum?

And what chart do we look at for album sales?  How Billboard ranks it?

#4 Re: Guns N' Roses » Friends asking for RIP of your CD album! » 813 weeks ago

Can you rip CD or do they have it to where you can't?  I thought I read somewhere that CD would have some sort of thing in it that wouldn't let you make illegal copies?

#5 Re: Guns N' Roses » Best Buy Canada runs out of CD stock » 813 weeks ago


Was that the same for Canada and USA?

#7 Re: Guns N' Roses » Chiense Democracy Chart Position thread » 813 weeks ago

It gives GNR's first week an extra 2 days on all other albums deputing on the charts next week. That should help them get the #1 spot for sure.

#8 Re: Guns N' Roses » Chiense Democracy Chart Position thread » 813 weeks ago

From an MTV article. 

"a spokesperson for Geffen told MTV News that first-day sales figures for Chinese Democracy will not be reported to Nielsen SoundScan until November 30, the same day West's label will report his week-one sales" 

I wonder why that is?

#10 Re: Guns N' Roses » Richard Fortus to tour with Rihanna this fall » 821 weeks ago

Axlin08 wrote:

If this doesn't convince folks that NEW Guns are either no more, or not got any future plans, I don't know what will.

Robin is gone, and with a BIG act - NIN
Richard is gone and with a BIG act - Rihanna
Tommy MIGHT be gone

And to all the new band fans, and I AM one, Robin might leave NIN, but it would make no sense for Richard to drop anything with Rihanna to return to Guns. Rihanna is currently a bigger act and a bigger gig for Richard. It makes me sick to my stomach to say that, but it's the truth.

At this point, unless the new band are planning some one-off shows, GN'R are either inactive AGAIN, or a reunion is being planned.

But the new band is finished imo, one way or the other.

I think you are wrong.  Axl has always given the members of GNR the freedom to do other things.  It's people like you who blow it out of proportion and jump to the "a reunion is happening" or "the new band is done".  This means nothing except that Richard is doing a few side gigs and it has no effect on his status with GNR.

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