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NEW YORK (AP) -- Rock recluse Axl Rose made a surprise radio appearance to proclaim that Guns N' Roses' 10-years-in-the-making "Chinese Democracy" album will finally hit store shelves this fall.

The comments Saturday on Eddie Trunk's syndicated radio show marked the first interview the painfully private Rose has given since his failed 2002 comeback tour, which was abruptly scrapped midway amid riots and canceled shows.

Rose's impromptu appearance came when former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach, who was co-hosting the show, called Rose's cell phone and patched the call through the studio.

Quizzed on when the near-mythical album would come out, Rose said, "Sometime this fall or late fall." His band could be heard rehearsing in the background. "It will be out this year."

Trunk invited Rose to drop by the studio, and about an hour later he did.

Asked about the aborted 2002 comeback tour, which ended when Rose failed to appear for a gig in Philadelphia, Rose told Trunk he felt pressured into doing it before he was ready. But he insisted he has no regrets, since the short-lived tour helped the new band members to gel. (The 2002 lineup included keyboard player Dizzy Reed from the original GN'R, former Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck, bassist Tommy Stinson from the Replacements, guitar shredder Buckethead, drummer Brian "Brain" Mantia formerly of Primus, guitarist Richard Fortus from the former Psychedelic Furs and Love Spit Love, and keyboard player Chris Pittman.)

"Can you tell people why the tour ended at that point?" asked Trunk.

"Umm, no, not exactly," said Rose, declining to discuss it.

Plans are currently in the works for Rose to relaunch his comeback by playing four shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom over the next 10 days, then head to Europe to play several music festivals. The first Hammerstein show is May 12.

Rose said the band at the Hammerstein shows will be similar to the one that played the 2002 tour, except for a new lead guitarist, whom he declined to identify except to say it's not an old GN'R member. Buckethead left the band in 2004.

However, later in the broadcast, Rose seemed to contradict himself when he said he's been hobnobbing with former GN'R guitarist and songwriter Izzy Stradlin, and strongly hinted that Stradlin may show up for the Hammerstein shows.

Former GN'R guitar maestro Slash may end up back in the band as well, but probably not before the Hammerstein shows.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Music/05/0...s.ap/index.html

did axl give anything away about that? i was surprised to see them say that anyway. just thought id ask and let you know.

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Madison hinted to this already...

Sucks though, wish Slash was going to be at the Hammerstein. :(

And why is Blabbermouth saying "lead guitarist"? I thought Axl just said new guitarist, even though he needs a good lead.

Maybe they got the idea from Madison.

Anyway, while that would be great, it isn't likely to happen anytime soon...and by soon, it looks like I may mean Axl's definition of soon. :(

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Former GNR guitar maestro Slash may end up back in the band as well, but probably not before the Hammerstein shows.

The funny thing is the they give absolutely NOTHING to substantiate this. Nothing. :rofl-lol::rofl-lol::rofl-lol:

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Madison hinted to this already...

Sucks though, wish Slash was going to be at the Hammerstein. :(

And why is Blabbermouth saying "lead guitarist"? I thought Axl just said new guitarist, even though he needs a good lead.

well I remember somebody telling me Slash will play at RIR, that he'll come in when they do Estranged....and that was like in February :drevil:

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Madison hinted to this already...

when and where did Madison hint this?

One of the Trunk discussion threads from the weekend, can't remember which one.

Search her posts, you should be able to find it.

I looked through them already, it's not there.

I'd go back and edit your post, after you put down the vodka ;)

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I Know i shouldnt ask this but could Slash play all the new songs with a few weeks notice? I know its slash.

He doesn't have to learn the new songs; he could just be guesting on the classics.

ANd yea, Maddy did hint at this a couple days ago. Here is her quote:

No, Slash will not be part of GNR for the NYC shows.

But, it may be a different situation for shows later in the year...

We'll just have to wait and see.....

Madison's quote

Here is somtething else she said about it too:

Talks take time.

The Hammerstein shows are unrelated. They have to take place before a promoter will come onboard to handle a national tour - or so I'm told. *shrugs*

Here

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Axl has cleared up the past members rejoining and told us there is a new member- no matter how much he says he is not a past member still you guys keep dreaming :rolleyes:

I know what you're saying, but in this case, this isn't a fan just dreaming something up and starting a shit thread about it. This is something we're discussing from a source, even if it's not the most legitimate one. And to be quite honest, Axl isn't the most legitimate source either...

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Madison hinted to this already...

when and where did Madison hint this?

One of the Trunk discussion threads from the weekend, can't remember which one.

Search her posts, you should be able to find it.

I looked through them already, it's not there.

I'd go back and edit your post, after you put down the vodka ;)

And I would read the quote luvaxl4ever just posted from madison after you put down the pipe. :)

btw thanx luv, that was it!

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