New Release Sunday – Chinese Democracy & The Cosmos Rocks

Today is the big day! Guns N’ Roses finally released the long awaited CHINESE DEMOCRACY album! It’s been 17 years since the band has released new material (I’m not counting 1993’s THE SPAGHETTI INCIDENT) and at least 13+ years since Axl Rose started talking about a new GnR record. It’s finally here and I went out to Best Buy to get it…..

gnrchinesedemocracyGuns N’ Roses – Chinese Democracy (2008) – $12: Chinese Democracy is a Best Buy exclusive so I really didn’t have a choice on where to go and pick it up. Good news is that the album was on sale and that there were very prominent cardboard displays for the CD and vinyl. There were more than a few people waiting at the Best Buy door when it opened and almost everyone went straight for the CD section. I’d say there were about 20 of us there at 9am for the new album and many people bought both the CD and the vinyl. Good to see some young kids in there buying it too.

queen_the_cosmos_rocks_album_coverQueen & Paul Rodgers – The Cosmos Rocks (2008) – $14: When I got my copy of the new GnR, I decided to see if there were any bargains. Nothing is worse than looking through a Best Buy music section because there is no variety but the vinyl edition of the new Queen & Paul Rodgers album caught my eye. I totally forgot about this record when it came out in mid-October so I snatched this one up also! The concert I saw in March 2006 was a really great show and I’ve been a Queen fan since I was a kid so I took a chance.

More info on new album by Queen + Paul Rodgers — The Cosmos Rocks including the tracklisting, release dates, and live video footage of the new single ‘C-lebrity’

Back at the beginning of the month, I posted some info on the upcoming new album by Queen + Paul Rodgers titled THE COSMOS ROCKS.

Here is more information from Bravewords:

As previously reported, the first new recording by QUEEN since the posthumous Made In Heaven with FREDDIE MERCURY will be released in September. Entitled The Cosmos Rocks by QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS, the album has been scheduled for release on September 15th in Europe and October 14th in the USA.

The tracklist of The Cosmos Rocks is as follows: ‘Cosmos Rockin”, ‘Time To Shine’, ‘Still Burnin”, ‘Small’, ‘Warboys’, ‘We Believe’, ‘Call Me’, ‘Voodoo’, ‘Some Things That Glitter’, ‘C-lebrity’, ‘Through The Night’, ‘Say It’s Not True’, ‘Surf’s Up . . . School’s Out!’, ‘Small (reprise)’.

The first single, ‘C-lebrity’, will be officiall released on September 8th. Live performance footage of the song can be viewed below.

A special edition version of the album feturing a bonus DVD will also be available. It will feature Queen = Paul Rodgers live in concert at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan on October 2th, 2005. The DVD tracklist is as follows: ‘Reaching Out’, ‘Tie Your Mother Down’, ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’, ‘Another One Bites The Dust’, ‘Fire And Water’, ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)’, ‘These Are The Days Of Our Lives’, ‘Radio Ga Ga’, ‘Can’t Get Enough’, ‘I Was Born To Love You’, ‘All Right Now’, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘We Are The Champions’, ‘God Save The Queen’.


Queen + Paul Rodgers to release new album, The Cosmos Rocks, starting in September


The first new recording by Queen since the posthumous MADE IN HEAVEN (1995) with Freddie Mercury will be released in September. THE COSMOS ROCKS by Queen + Paul Rodgers has been scheduled for release on September 15th in Europe and October 14th in the USA. The album will feature ex-Free/Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers on vocals.

Tracks so far confirmed for the album include: ‘Say It’s Not True’, ‘C-lebrity’, ‘We Believe’, ‘Call Me’, ‘Whole House Rocking’ and the title track.

Queen + Paul Rodgers is reported to have also recorded a cover of DEL SHANNON’s ‘Runaway’ for the album. The band will start a 14-nation European tour in Russia in September.