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Axl: GNR Album Out in Fall

If we didn’t know any better, we’d think Axl Rose was totally messing with us to keep his brand new 15 minutes going while he struggles to complete Chinese Democracy.

The Guns N’ Roses frontman made a rare, impromptu appearance on a radio show Saturday (May 6), during which he announced that the long-, long-awaited album would finally hit stores this fall, according to the Associated Press.

Rose ended up on Eddie Trunk’s syndicated radio show when co-host and former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach thought it a good idea to ring up Axl on his cell. Bach patched the call through to live air and Axl let the world know that Chinese Democracy would be out “sometime this fall or late fall.” Noncommital, sure, but Axl assured us at least that “it will be out this year.”

Upon Host Trunk’s invitation, Axl then stopped by the studio to answer questions not only about the new project, but also about the 2002 tour, which was cut short when Axl missed a Philly gig. Axl reasoned that he wasn’t quite ready to tour at the time.

Guess we’ll have to hope the frontman is “ready” for his four upcoming gigs at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom where he says former GNR guitarist, Izzy Stradlin, may join in the live show. Rose also hinted that Slash may be joining up again, but likely not in time for the NYC gigs.

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