Billboard reporter Art Tavana wrote a new article about Guns N’ Roses and he has revealed the little-known truth about 2008’s Chinese Democracy.
He wrote that ‘a lot people know this: Chinese Democracy was going to be trilogy’. Here’s the statement:
“Axl’s goal was to make a more modern record, to make GN’R a more modern band. But Guns N’ Roses fans wouldn’t accept that. Had it been a ‘W. Axl Rose’ record, who knows…but not a lot people know this: Chinese Democracy was going to be trilogy.
“All of the material that hadn’t been released was coming out in 2016, then, the reunion happened. “Atlas Shrugged” is a song influenced by Axl’s fascination with Ayn Rand.”
Art Tavana continued:
“Chinese Democracy remains curiously incomplete, and though the numbers vary, there seem to be at least 60 different tracks that were at least partially finished when the first part of Chinese Democracy was released. Fans continue to struggle to find a cohesive concept album buried underneath all the years of tinkering and tumult.”
According to Alternative Nation, former Guns N’ Roses bassist confirmed that claim with this statament:
“All I can say is…that record [Chinese Democracy] was not meant to be one disc.”
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