Guns N’ Roses explain song leak

'Better' had been receiving radio airplay

Guns N’ Roses member Dizzy Reed has spoken out about the leaking of the track ’Better’, a new song by the band.

The tune is from the long-delayed album ’Chinese Democracy’, which was last rumoured to be coming out on March 5. ’Better’ has been receiving radio play across the US despite it not being an official release.

Speaking about the leak on, keyboardist Reed said: “We were doing a commercial with Harley Davidson. Harley was going to do a version using ’Paradise City’ and another version using ’Better’. Their website even had a version up for like one day with ’Better’ but the version of ’Better’ that they had was an unfinished, unapproved demo.

“That’s why it was removed. The version that’s getting airplay is that same demo… For the record, absolutely none of the songs that have been leaked have come from the band or our organisation. None of the songs that have been leaked are anything more than demo versions, works in progress. No final mixes…Hearing a demo on the radio really sucks.”

No new release date for ’Chinese Democracy’ has been announced.