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October 16th, 2003
Billboard Bits: Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses hasn't released a new album in a decade, but that isn't stopping Geffen from delving into the group's back catalog. On Oct. 28, the label will offer the first DVD editions of the 1998 home video "Welcome to the Videos," plus the separate 1992 home videos "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II: World Tour - 1992 in Toyko."

"Welcome to the Videos" rounds up clips for such favorites as "Welcome to the Jungle," "Sweet Child O' Mine," "Patience," "Don't Cry" and GNR's cover of Wings' "Live and Let Die." The "Use Your Illusion" videos chronicle Tokyo performances from the tour in support of the two-part 1991 album of the same name, which debuted on the same day at No. 1 and 2 on The Billboard 200. No bonus features have been added to any of the three DVDs.

Guns N' Roses has been dormant since its disastrous fall 2002 comeback tour, which was derailed after frontman Axl Rose failed to show up for a concert in Philadelphia. The group's terminally delayed album "Chinese Democracy" appears no closer to release; a March posting on GNR's official Web site says, "stay tuned for news and information on 'Chinese Democracy' coming soon.'"

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

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