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Has Axl ever said why he chose the name Chinese Democracy for the album?


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Sorry if this has been answered before or if it's obvious, but has anyone ever asked Axl why he wanted to name the album Chinese Democracy?

I know he told the story of how he wrote the song, but I think he had the name Chinese Democracy before the song.

It seems like everyone asked Axl why he chose to keep the name Guns N Roses but never why he named the album what he did.

I'm just wondering how he came up with it? Anyone know?

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"Loder: You're going to call this album 'Chinese Democracy.' What is the meaning of that, since there is no Chinese democracy, of course?
Rose: Well, there's a lot of Chinese democracy movements, and it's something that there's a lot of talk about, and it's something that will be nice to see. It could also just be like an ironic statement. I don't know, I just like the sound of it." (MTV, 11/08/99)

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