If the rumors prove to be true, the new GUNS N' ROSES album, Chinese Democracy, will be hitting stores in November. Stories of the album's arrival have been around since 2000, but rest assured Chinese Democracy is coming and the band will be doing a tour in support. Bassist Tommy Stinson, who just released his first solo album, Village Gorilla Head, took a moment from promotion of the record to talk about one of the most eagerly anticipated rock albums, perhaps, ever. So what's been the 12 year delay' Stinson said a big reason was the member changes and the evolution of a new Guns N' Roses cast. "The real delay was just the way it went down. Having an eight person band to write a record is a daunting task to begin with, but to have it... to do it in a way where none of the guys have really been in the band that long together, and trying to pull in all those different influences from each band member to make a cohesive songwriting thing, It takes time." Stinson said he'll be touring through November, and then will head into the studio for what will be rehearsals for a Guns N' Roses tour.
This bit of GnR gossip is via Hard News. Probably about as likely to happen as my band having a number one on the UK charts but one never knows.