|The folowing is from Rolling Stone magazine, issue 996 dated March 23rd, 2006:
Guns n' Roses
Chinese Democracy demos
AFTER A LOONY DECADE-LONG DELAY, itís a relief just to know that Axl Rose really has been recording ≠ and surprisingly enough, judging by three freshly leaked demos, Chinese Democracy could end up being worth the wait. "Better" is the strongest track: With robotic rhythm guitar, poppy verses, an aggro chorus and an exotic falsetto intro, it beats most of USE YOUR ILLUSION I and II. In contrast, "There was a Time" wants to be a "Donít Cry"-style epic but sounds more like an overproduced mess. "I.R.S.," however, is an effective hard-rock tune, nimbly sliding drum loops underneath crunchy ascending power chords and Rose howling like he just got off that bus from Indiana. Hey, Axl, put the thing out ≠ it already sounds better than Velvet Revolver.