2008 – For Axl Rose, it’s bad times. A week ago, his much-anticipated album Chinese Democracy debuted to less-than-stellar chart showings – in the UK it was handily beat by The Killers’ Day & Age, and in the US it did even worse, coming in at Number 3 behind Kanye West and Taylor Swift.
And now it appears that the raging apathy of once-fervent Guns N’ Roses fans continues.
Final sales figures are still coming in, but in the UK, Chinese Democracy dropped off the Top 10 and slid to Number 11. And in the US the story is even grimmer, where the record nosedived to Number 17 – a 78 percent drop-off from its first-week sales.
Well… GnR had their fair share… and they rocked!