GNR’s Hollywood Album Release Party
What if you released a record after a 15-year wait and nobody showed up? SPIN.com's intrepid Axl fan Ben Lashes investigates.
Sunday morning, Guns N’ Roses fans’ undying dedication to their holy grail, Chinese Democracy, was rewarded when the album — after 15 years and countless delays and doubtful bets — finally arrived via an exclusive deal with retailer Best Buy.
To document the historic event, SPIN.com sent Axl fan and all around funny guy Ben Lashes — frontman of Seattle punk band the Lashes — to the center of the GNR storm: a Hollywood Best Buy, where he surveyed the scene on the release day of music’s most-anticipated album ever. Watch his report below.
Watch: Ben Lashes on the scene