The Chinese Democracy Album
The leak includes six songs that have been appeared before in unfinished form and three songs - 'Rhiad and the Bedouins', 'If the World' and an unnamed track – that are all apparently new productions.
All nine songs, which appeared on the music blog Antiquiet yesterday (June 18th), have since been taken down at the request of the band.
“The player has been at least temporarily removed, because it basically broke the entire internet. Also, we got a call from Guns N Roses,” a statement on Antiquiet reads.
According to Billboard, the three new productions are all trademark Guns N Roses tracks, featuring “down-and-dirty” guitar parts and “piano-led crooning”.
Production on 'Chinese Democracy', which was last scheduled for release in March 2007, originally began in 1994 and has cost the band's frontman Axl Rose a reported $13 million.
The Chinese Democracy Tour 07
Earlier this year, drinks company Dr Pepper promised each American citizen a free drink if the band released the album before the end of 2008.
Although the entire track listing for Chinese Democracy has not been confirmed, various members of the band and people associated with the band have confirmed certain tracks which will appear on the album. All but one of the confirmed tracks have been played live during the Chinese Democracy Tour, the exception being "Sorry" which is also the only one of the tracks not to have been leaked in demo form
"There Was a Time"