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US release date for Roses album

Axl Rose
Guns N' Roses have not released an album for 15 years

Guns N' Roses long-awaited new album, Chinese Democracy, is to be released in the US on 23 November.

The album will come out ahead of the regular Tuesday release slot in US music store Best Buy, according to Billboard magazine.

The rock band's last record, their covers collection The Spaghetti Incident?, came out in 1993.

Their new song Shackler's Revenge will debut on the soundtrack of video game Rock Band 2 ahead of the album release.

A date for Chinese Democracy to hit UK shops has yet to be confirmed.

Free pop

Another track from the album, If The World, is used on the closing credits for the film Body of Lies, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.

The new album will be accompanied by a vinyl re-release of Guns N' Roses' 1987 debut, Appetite For Destruction.

Earlier this year, a US soft drinks manufacturer pledged to send every American a free can of pop if Chinese Democracy saw the light of day before the end of 2008.

The most recent release date for Chinese Democracy was March 2007, but it vanished from the schedules as the album was further delayed.

Earlier this year, the band took legal action against a blogger who leaked some of the album's tracks online.

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