Chinese Democracy not big with the Chinese authorities
Guns N' Roses released their new album "Chinese Democracy" on Sunday. But despite taking 17 years to make, Axl Rose's new opus has gone down like a lead balloon with the Chinese authorities.
Speaking of the album, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said: "As far as I know, many people don't like this kind of music. It's too noisy and clamorous."
Chinese bloggers have also accused Axl Rose & Co. of stirring up anti-Chinese sentiment through references to the banned spiritual group Falun Gong. On the music front, "Chinese Democracy" is like a concentrated version of 90s cock rock in album form. So if that's your bag it's time to get the hairspray out and get that head banging.