If you’re a Guns ‘N’ Roses fan who’s been waiting 14 very long years for the heavy metal group to release its latest album, you’re going to have to wait a little bit longer.
That’s because the band’s latest album, Chinese Democracy, officially released through an exclusive agreement with Best Buy on Nov. 23, has been recalled.
Sources say that frontman Axl Rose, a notorious perfectionist, listened to a few of the songs on the radio, didn’t like what he heard and insisted that all copies in stores be recalled so the problems can be corrected. He also is asking all 29 customers who’ve bought the album return it for an exchange once the new album is released.
“When I heard the songs, they just didn’t sound like the versions I heard and gave my blessing on in the studio,” Rose said in a statement. “I expect perfection, and my fans respect that, so they’ll not mind waiting a little longer for this album to be released in its perfect condition.”
Rose estimates that Chinese Democracy will be re-released summer 2009.