Tim Brouk of Lafayette's daily newspaper Journal & Courier recently conducted an interview with British rock journalist Mick Wall who just released his new biography of GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, "W.A.R.: The Unauthorized Biography of William Axl Rose", in the U.S. In the book, Wall attempts to reveal the reclusive singer's life and work that is often surrounded by controversy and drama. Is there still a GUNS N' ROSES? Will Rose's way-too-long anticipated album, "Chinese Democracy", ever come out?"Axl turned 46 last Wednesday (February 6)," said Wall. "The last time he released an album of original material he was 29. Now he is closer to 50. THE BEATLES' career started and was over in half that time." Published Feb. 7, "W.A.R." is available at Borders Books & Music and Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Wall said the book's release near Rose's birthday was a coincidence. Wall said Rose has "50 or 60 tracks recorded, enough for three or four CDs" and those leaked online or on bootlegs have been well-received from GNR fans. "Officially put it out all online," Wall suggested. "Here it is. Take it or leave it. Then just move on. Put them out. It's a sign of madness that it has taken this long. It was kind of cool crazy in 2002 when he started to tour again. Now it's uncool crazy. "The tracks I've heard, a lot of it is really good but the whole mystique is wearing away." Read the entire interview at www.jconline.com. (Thanks: GnrDaily.com)
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