Tuesday, December 9, 2008

12.9.08- Blah, Blah, Blah...

GUNS N' ROSES: 'Chinese Democracy' To Drop Out Of U.S. Top 10

According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, GUNS N' ROSES' long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy", will drop out of the Billboard Top 10 next week with second-week U.S. sales that are expected to fall below the 80,000 mark.

"Chinese Democracy" sold 261,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release (including a reported 25,000 downloads at iTunes on November 23 not counted towards the opening week) to debut at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart — right behind Taylor Swift's "Fearless" at No. 2 (with 267,400 sold) and Kanye West's "808s & Heartbreak", which opens at No. 1 with sales of 450,000 and change.

I've gotta say...I've never been happier to see a Hip-Hop/Rap/R&B whatever the fuck you call it, album come in at #1 in the U.S.A. in my life. 'Chinese Democracy', as a whole is fucking horrible.

As a fan of Rock Music, I think it's an embarrassment of an album. Seventeen fucking years and all I hear is bits and pieces of trends long gone and a delusional vocalist who has spent so much time in seclusion, he doesn't even know what's going on.

I'm glad the record is not selling because it doesn't deserve to. Who the fuck does Axl think he is? No press, no promotion, no interviews, nothing for the "fans"...just a "record" with an $11.99 price tag.

People have commented how AC/DC sold 800,000 copies through WalMart, it's a no brainer...the band helped their cause and it shows. Axl can't be bothered, why should you?

ps: Fuck Chuck Klosterman and his blatant ass-kissing 'Chinese Democracy' review. Also, 'Talking Metal' used to be one of my favorite podcasts, simply for entertainment as I never actually discovered shit from them...but their moronic and David Koresh like worship of Axl Rose and 'Chinese Democracy' prevents me from ever bothering with them again. It's almost embarrassing guys.