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Blast from the Past: Guns N’ Roses – Chinese Democracy

There were many that thought by the time this album finally saw the light of day, there would actually be democracy in China. Those people were wrong though, because as we all know, the controversial 14 billion-years-in-the-making album finally did find its way onto shop shelves.

This week for ‘Blast from the Past’ I’m going to take an objective look at Guns N’ Roses latest album, Chinese Democracy, released in 2008. Can I go from reviewing albums from the 1980s, to an album from just 3 years ago, and still call it “blast from the past?” Yes, just watch me do it.

So why Chinese Democracy? Well, it’s a controversial album, we’ve just recently interviewed guitarist Bumblefoot, so why not take an objective look at the album. Is it really Guns N’ Roses, or just an elaborate Axl Rose solo album? Is it good, or is it a little crap? Find out after the jump.


Friday Top 10: Best hair styles

Yup, you read that right, we’re changing shit up a bit this week, we’re going fashion conscious on your asses. Forget Vogue, it’s time for Dose of Fashion! Don’t worry though, you know this is Dose of Metal really and we’re not about to sell out (well, not unless it’s going to get us millions like Metallica).

Ok, so it’s a little vain, but here we are. We’ve done best tattoos and best looking guitars, so why not best looking Metal hair? Get your Friday Top 10 after the jump!


GNR agree to pay late fine

We all know that Guns N’ Roses always turn up late for gigs (well, allegedly. I don’t know, because I wouldn’t go to a Guns N’ Roses gig if you paid me), so the organizers at the Rock in Rio Festival have said they will fine Axl and the band if they don’t take to the stage on time.

As fascinating as all this is, it’s not as awesome as our brilliant interview with the splendid Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumblefoot. If you haven’t done so already, check it out here. Am I so lazy that I have to turn a new post into one about a previous interview? Yes, yes I am.


Weak Recap: We’re better than you

Fact 1: We love interviews.
Fact 2: Our opinion is great.
Fact 3: Lame week recaps are lame

Taking that into consideration, we realized we do want to make a week recap at the end of each week, but not just a lame list of all our articles or something. So we decided to go narcissistic and just interview each other about the previous week’s most important headlines. Since this week recap is weak, we’re calling it a Weak Recap. Clever, right? Blow me.

So this weekend I’m interviewing Guido. We’ll take turns interviewing each other because let’s face it, we rule. So make the jump to see what he has to say about what went on in the last 7 days.


It was all Axl’s fault!

Slash just revealed something in an interview that would have blown your mind… If this was 1995. Unfortunately it’s 2011 so it’s all a big yawn fest.

No one in the original Guns N’ Roses ever said, ‘Let’s try to put the band back together.’ Also, it’s all about Axl. The reason that everybody left was because in the back of his mind I think that’s the way he wanted it. So the reason why there’s no Guns N’ Roses was because of him. I’ve got nothing to do with it. I quit for the same reason that everybody did. So it’s really his problem.

Read full interview here.

Wow! So it’s all Axl‘s fault? No… I don’t believe it! Can’t be!

Jesus, when will this shit gonna end? It seems like every other week there’s an interview with a former GNR member about this. Granted, it’s also the reporter’s fault but come on…

I like GNR. I’m not a fan, but their classic songs are great. I didn’t want to see them live last year, simply because they weren’t GNR, more like “Axl & Friends” — But should they reunite with Slash and the old crew, I’d die to see them live.

Mark my words for I am a metal prophet… They will reunite. Maybe not next year or in the next couple of years, but at one point the demand will be too big for them to say no to big paychecks. Besides, Slash seems to be willing to do it. All his interviews on the matter basically say “Axl, if you’re game, I’m game” so it’s all a matter of time.

So fear not. In the end, money always wins. It’s what made all these comebacks and reunions possible. God bless them.

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