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GN'R's Chinese Democracy has 3 versions of cover art

Not the new album artwork
Not the new album artwork

UPDATE: Official Chinese Democracy album artwork revealed

After a 17-year-wait for a new Guns N' Roses album, you'd be forgiven for thinking Chinese Democracy was a myth. Well, a new pre-order page on BestBuy points to the contrary, and reveals plans for three different versions of album artwork. It's coming…

BestBuy's 'exclusive offer' page (opens in new tab) lists three CD and three vinyl copies, marked Cover A, Cover B and Cover C. The artwork itself is not yet on display, but the GN'R hardcore completist faces a $101.94 bill for all six.

Chines democracy

Chines democracy

Help wanted

In other Chinese Democracy news, Marketing Week reports that the band's label - Universal Music - has approached several London-based advertising agencies to help promote the album.

If a "hotshot" agency does bag the contract, it may well mark another move away from the music industry's traditional promotion-method. We'd love to see the rock behemoths 'doing a Radiohead' or giving away some stem files for a remix competition, but it seems unlikely. Fans have been waiting 17 years: they'll buy it, and the other five versions, in droves…

(Via: Blabbermouth)

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).