Guns Ní Roses Chinese Democracy
Listening Party, Presented By Best Buy, The Studio @ Webster Hall,
November 17, 2008
Guns Ní Roses Chinese Democracy Listening Party,
Presented By Best Buy, The Studio @ Webster Hall, November 17, 2008
Monday night the folks over at Best Buy brought New York City something it
hasnít heard in 13 years: a new album from Guns Ní Roses. The Studio at
Webster Hall was the place to be to hear the long, long, long awaited new
album Chinese Democracy. One of Gunsí new guitarist Bumblefoot
came out to greet the crowd and to express his excitement as well. ďItís
been way too long, are you guys ready, I know I am,Ē he said before giving
Axlís signature opening line, ďDo you know where the fuck you are?Ē The
crowd, although super pumped up, was a little taken back by some of the
music as it differs from anything the original lineup would have produced,
but seemed to really get excited when they heard the familiar tracks that
had already been leaked via the web. By the time the industrial-laden
album came to a close, the crowd was completely converted. When Bumblefoot
came out to thank the listeners, there wasnít even one ďWhereís SlashĒ
Bumblefoot answered a couple of questions on how he feels about
Chinese Democracy and it finally seeing the light of day.
How do you feel now that the album is finally being released?
Iím just really happy for Guns fans that they are getting the new
material that they waited for so patiently. Iím glad they are getting what
they want, I can honestly say that I am extremely happy and honored to be
a part of this band and this album.
Are you worried or concerned at all with the comparisons that will
be made between the new stuff and what the original GNR lineup did?
Iím sure people will have their thoughts on the subject, and that
is their right, everyone can have their own opinion. I just know that when
I go out there I want to make sure I give it my all and the people are
just having fun. The music has evolved. Musically, technically, there is
so much growth, itís like going from A Hard Dayís Night to
Revolver [to Let It Be], the growth is really seen on those
Beatles albums, every band has to evolve and mature in their sound.