LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Best Buy appears to have been selected as the exclusive retailer for Gun N' Roses forthcoming album "Chinese Democracy," and Gn'R fans should look for a release date before the end of the year, Billboard has reported.
The final Gn'R album has been more than a decade in the making and after millions of dollars and innumerable delays, it appears to be nearing fruition.
The album was in the pipeline in the during the 1990s but the band broke up before it was released. Since then, its been the subject of rumor and controversy, most recently in June when the FBI investigated when 9 tracks, that were reportedly finished masters from the album, were surreptitiously released on the 'net by a music blogger.
The album's troubles may be a thing of the past as the project is now being managed by Irving Azoff's Front Line Management. Azoff has found success in the past with releasing albums outside of the traditional distribution chain, such as the Eagle's 2007 album "Long Road Out of Eden," which was carried exclusively by Wal-Mart. The strategy proved to be a major success and the album has since moved 3.1 million units in the US, reports Nielsen SoundScan. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers