I came to the "everything else" forum to ask if anybody saw GNR behind the music on VH1 yesterday (4 Jul) and heard the part where they said the album is due out in Nov of 04. But this is Axl, so a cancellation would be no surprise (kind of like cancelling the show in Philly I was at)
HOWEVER....if and when this album comes out I have no doubt that it will be unreal. Anyone who has heard "The Blues" and "Madagascar" off the new album, in full, Axl not running out of breath will agree. I saw GNR in Boston, and NYC prior to the Philly cancellation and had a blast at both shows. Yes I wish all the original members were still together but the bottom line is that they are not but the old stuff still sounded great to me and the two new songs they did were great.
Axl is definitely a selfish, ungrateful a**hole but I can't get enough of the music.
I know he's had countless people helping him on this album and some feel it's taking so long because he's trying to do the impossible. He's trying to make a "perfect" album.
In the meantime I'll continue listening to Velvet Revolver.