The return of Axl Rose with his new line-up is almost upon us...

GUNS N’ ROSES will release their new album ‘CHINESE DEMOCRACY’ in June.

According to reports this morning (December 12), the record, the first album of original material from the band since their 1991 ‘Use Your Illusion’ records, will also be accompanied by a world tour.

As previously reported on NME.COM, the band will play a live show at the Rock In Rio festival on January 14 2001, preceded by their first US date since 1993 on New Year’s Eve at the Las Vegas House Of Blues.

Speaking previously about ‘Chinese Democracy’, mainman Axl Rose said: “There’s some really heavy songs, there’s some really aggressive songs, but they’re all in different styles and different sounds. It is truly a melting pot. I originally wanted to make a traditional record or try to get back to an ‘Appetite…’ thing or something, because that would have been a lot easier for me to do.

“I was involved in a lot of lawsuits for Guns N’ Roses and in my own personal life, so I didn’t have a lot of time to try and develop a new style and reinvent myself, so I was hoping to write a traditional thing, but I was not really allowed to do that.”