GNR's Chinese Democracy goes Best-Buy exclusive

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As had previously been rumored, the long-awaited album is following in the footsteps of AC/DC and Garth Brooks by going big-box only. Originally planned for release in March of 2007, the album hit delay after delay, not least of which was the leak of nine unmastered tracks. Of course, this does mean that Chinese Democracy is actually going to be released soon, but like everything that Axl Rose has touched in the last decade, nothing is certain.

In other GNR news, the band recently confirmed that one of Chinese Democracy's tracks, "If the World", will feature in the upcoming Leonardo DiCaprio flick Body of Lies. The song won't actually be on the soundtrack, which seems curious at first but probably has more to do with how much rights cost than anything else. Hey, even if the album tanks, Slash and Buckethead will have a free Dr. Pepper to chuckle over.

Chinese Democracy is tentatively confirmed for a Nov. 25 release date on Interscope.

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