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Jason Gregory

19:23 22nd October 2008

Guns N' Roses will release their new album ‘Chinese Democracy’ on November 24th in the United Kingdom.

The album has been nearly fourteen years in the making and is reported to have cost frontman Axl Rose $2million.

As previously reported on Gigwise, a lead single of the same name was debuted on British radio this morning.

Irving Azoff and Andy Gould, Guns N’ Roses’ co-managers, described the album’s release as “a historic moment in rock’n’roll”.

The album will be launched with a monumental campaign that matches the groundbreaking sound of the album itself, they said.

'Chinese Democracy' will be released in the US on November 24th exclusively in Best Buy stores.

An Epic Journey

The album’s journey to the record shelves has been as dramatic over recent months as it has been for almost two decades.

In June, nine tracks, purported to be finished edits, appeared on an internet blog.

27-year-old Kevin Cogill, who uploaded the tracks, was arrested in August on suspicion of violating federal copyright laws. He has since pleaded not guilty.

Earlier this year, drinks company Dr Pepper promised each American citizen a free drink if the band released the album before the end of 2008.

Fans recently heard 'Shackler's Revenge', another song from the album, on the video game Rock Band 2.

The album’s tracklist is:

'Chinese Democracy'
'Shackler's Revenge'
'Street Of Dreams'
'If The World'
'This I Love'
'There Was A Time'
'Riad N' The Bedovins'

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