Unmark your calendars: According to a post by Guns N’ Roses’ tour manager on the band’s official site, Chinese Democracy‘s tentative March 6 release date has been scrapped:
The good news is that all of the recording for the album has been completed. Drummer Frank Ferrer and guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal integrated themselves into the recordings seamlessly and will have their presence felt.
There is no official release date, as the band is currently mixing, but after some delays and scheduling difficulties, things appear to be moving along.
We probably should have seen this coming, but we’ll admit it: There was a part of us that thought all these “delays” were just a smokescreen, and that copies of Chinese Democracy were going to be snuck into stores under the cloak of night on March 5, just in time for shoppers to be flabbergasted by the rows of gleaming jewel cases the next morning. Come on, Axl and company–give us something to believe in! (And no, we don’t mean a cover of “Something To Believe In” as a bonus track.)
‘Chinese Democracy’ Update [gunsnroses.com]
Earlier: The New Guns N’ Roses Song: Your Thoughts, Your Prayers