The Great Lost Albums

@icyorchid (2564)
United States
October 31, 2008 9:38pm CST
Could this be it? After being lost in the studio for 14 years, Axl Rose seems ready to finally release his oft-delayed opus, Chinese Democracy, this November. Yes, the cover will say “Guns N’ Roses,” but the album is purely Axl’s folly. At a reported cost of over $13 million, it’s the most expensive record ever made. The band’s classic lineup began work on the project in 1994. Guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum bailed soon after, and ever since, a revolving cast of producers and musicians (including Dave Navarro, Buckethead, and Queen’s Brian May) have helped Axl birth this recorded beast. We’ll see whether or not it was worth the wait. We’re a long way from GnR’s big-haired “Welcome To The Jungle” heyday. Assuming Democracy really does come out, Axl will leave a small but elite club of famous musicians who lost their albums in the studio forever. It seems like it’s a rite of passage for some auteurs to lose their minds in the studio while making singular artistic statements. No pain, no gain (or rock ’n’ roll). Here are five legendary recording projects that never saw the light of day. I wonder why they make an album/cd and then decide not to release it. Doesn't make any since to me. Does it makes since to you?
2 responses
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Maybe when they made the album they thought it would be good, then second guessed everything? I don't know. It takes months to make an album though. seems like such a waste.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
1 Nov 08
I'm not sure why they do that. I guess they think it will not be a good selling item. It really doesn't make sense not to give it a try though.