“Chinese Democracy” Whispers Finally Get Some New Storylines

AP06063002126.jpgLast night I got a tip about a video purporting to be footage of someone who works for Rock Band maker Harmonix talking about Chinese Democracy “off the record” at the E3 conference; during the chat, he made outsized claims like a) the album is not only coming out this year, it’s going to be made up of not one, but four (?!) CDs; and b) September’s Video Music Awards are going to go the big Axl appearance route again, what with MTV being part of the braintrust behind the game. Whether this is at all true, or merely a disinformation campaign that doubles as a shrewd way for the Harmonix employee to punk the “innocent” interviewer who was clearly not turning off his camera during the Axl-sensitive portion of the interview, is for you to figure out, although I think it’s somewhat sweet that YouTube’s commenting hordes are calling for the clip to be taken down so the dude can keep his job. Video after the jump.

What more is there to say, except “here’s hoping Sebastian Bach weighs in on all these rumors soon.” Sigh.

Shackler info [YouTube]

  • Al Shipley

    Is this the first major indication that Chi-Dem might be a double or multiple-disc album? I always kinda hoped it would be, especially now that all the leaks have kinda spoiled what would be the bulk of the album if it was a regular-length LP.

  • TheRunningboard7

    That guy’s getting punched in the dick by all of his co-workers right now. Fairly hard.

  • Tauwan

    4 CDs? Who the fuck does he think he is? Prince? Ciara?

  • okiedoke

    Neil Young?

  • Thierry

    Vince Gill?

  • cheesebubble

    crazy over-the-hill halfwit?

  • Halfwit

    @cheesebubble: Not yet.

  • unperson

    When I interviewed Sebastian Bach early this year, he told me there were at least four discs’ worth of songs, but at that point the idea was that CD was gonna be the first of multiple albums.

  • Ned Raggett

    @unperson: Chinese Democracy, American Autocracy, Belarussian Corporatism and Burkina Fasoque Anarchosyndicalism

  • Lax Danja House

    The 4 CDs thing has been rumoured for a long time. Axl claimed 3 at one point a few years ago, but I guess an extra decade = an extra disc in his world. I doubt it’d be released as a package though.

  • DJorn

    Please tell me that means a 12 LP set on vinyl. That is exactly what my shelf needs right now.