The New Guns N’ Roses Song: Your Thoughts, Your Prayers

Feb 21st, 2007 // 15 Comments

axlgrins.jpgYesterday, we posted “Better,” the first Guns N’ Roses single from the long-delayed Chinese Democracy, and a song that couldn’t help but inspire some appropriately riotous commenting. We’ve pulled the track at management’s request, though you can still hear it over at the Hype Machine. So take a listen, and then feel free to satiate your appetite for deconstruction:

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  1. radiofree

    Not only not worth the wait, but not even worth the time it took to listen to the song. “Better” indeed. Than what, is the question.

  2. beta.rogan

    Music fans to Rose: “We know you know better”

  3. Paul D


    I really liked the song.

  4. wondergoodtx

    Who’s Alex Rose?

  5. CultureBully

    Amongst the band’s other new songs this one is a little mediocre but actually hearing a studio version, compared to a live performance, it has a different feel altogether. Worth the 126-year wait? To some it is…to me, not really…but it’s better than most would expect at this point in time.

  6. Chris Molanphy

    I’m with Paul D. Maybe it’s an expectations thing, but I expected something really turgid and was pleasantly surprised that it had a groove. (An Axl groove, mind you, but still…)

  7. Arthur2sheds

    Welcome to the bungle

  8. RedMetal

    Declawed and deballed, like a fat Persian kitty sitting in a sunny window sill. Would you like some Tender Vittles, my widdle Axl? Don’t strain yourself and remember your vitamins.

  9. SpudMills

    Feh. Who cares. He’s an untalented ass.

  10. mickeyprecious

    1. Love the “Where’s Izzy” choice.

    2. Did Axl wear a “Down Wit OPP” hat in the November Rain video, or am I just imagining that?

    3. I also didn’t find the song to be THAT shockingly bad. It’s cliched, but some people will dig it. After all, last week I walked by Webster Hall and saw a line around the block for none other than SILVERCHAIR. Tasteless boobs have long memories and hearts full of forgiveness.

  11. FionaScrapple

    @mickeyprecious: Taking shots at GnR AND Silverchair?!? Looks like somebody’s tone deaf. Don’t fret, there’s always Poetry Slam…you don’t need rythym or melody to pretend you’re a star.

  12. deusdiabolus

    He’s really into those “pretty” intros now, huh? It will be interesting to see what the final versions sound like.

  13. ozacrot

    As bloated as Axl (which is really par for the course), but Buckethead’s guitarwork wholly emasculates Slash. The first song I’ve heard in a long time that I like for the guitarwork and the guitarwork alone.

  14. DETING

    Well, I think I don’t heard anything GNR soul, more like Axl private album.

  15. brady

    i’ve heard ac ouiple of other live tracks i got dowload live video of, somewhere with this not being on of them i think this better songs rox. the other song is called the blues, i can’t wait to hear the studio version of that one, rest of it ive heard, couple more ood ones,. couple fillers, lust that any album.


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