Rose finishes Guns 'N Roses album - Yahoo! News UK UK's Classic Rock recently tracked down Beta Lebeis, personal manager of Axl Rose, who confirmed to the magazine that GUNS N' ROSES' "Chinese Democracy" album "was finished before Christmas." She added: "Everybody knows that." Lebeis said Axl is currently "in negotiations" with unspecified parties to arrange to album's on-sale date. However, Classic Rock believes that "Chinese Democracy" may not be "released" in the traditional sense Â— at least not initially. The magazine suspects that GN'R may follow the RADIOHEAD route of pay-as-you-like downloads. But the publications stresses that this has not been confirmed. Another source close to the GN'R camp also suggested that "Chinese Democracy" may gain a conventional release in late summer, with a view to it becoming "a big Christmas album."