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Guns N' Roses album on sale in US

Axl Rose in 1992
Guns N' Roses fans have waited more than a decade for this album

Guns N' Roses have finally launched their highly-anticipated album Chinese Democracy in the US, their first album in 15 years.

The record will go on sale in UK shops from Monday, but it is available to buy on the UK iTunes store now.

The group's album has been on their MySpace page since last week.

Before then most of the tracks had already been heard in various ways, with Shackler's Revenge appearing on video game Rock Band 2's soundtrack.

Free soft drink

A blogger, who is alleged to have leaked nine new songs from the album, pleaded not guilty to breaking copyright laws at a Los Angeles court in October.

Kevin Cogill put the tracks on his website Antiquiet, federal authorities say.

He faces up to three years in prison if convicted, and longer if found to have profited from the leaks.

Meanwhile a soft drinks manufacturer is promising to honour a pledge it made about the album.

Dr Pepper agreed to give a free soft drink to all Americans if Guns N' Roses released a new album in 2008.

The drinks company made the offer after several release dates for the rock band's long-awaited album passed.

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