LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy," an album that has been 17 years in the making, reportedly has gotten a U.S. release date at long last.
Hits Daily Double reported the group's record label, Interscope, plans to release the album Nov. 23, however, MTV News said Interscope representatives didn't respond to its requests to confirm the report by press time.
The music news program quoted the rock band's front man Axl Rose as saying in a 2006 online posting that the band would try to get the record out that year.
"To say the making of this album has been an unbearably long and incomprehensible journey would be an understatement," Rose said in the posting.
"Overcoming the endless and (seeming) insanity of the obstacles faced by all involved, notwithstanding the emotional challenges endured by everyone -- the fans, the band, our road crew and business team -- has, at many times, seemed for all like a bad dream where one wakes up only to find they are still in the nightmare ... For much of the time some form or another of legalities have been taking place that really the best way to deal with publicly was to keep our mouths shut in an attempt to ensure the best outcome and especially one that wouldn't jeopardize the band or the album."