Chinese Democracy Disrespects Sabbath

According to Billboard, Best Buy is set to release Guns N’ RosesChinese Democracy on Sunday, November 23. Yes, on a Sunday. The Lord’s Day. As we all know, records are released on Tuesdays in America. But do you think Axl Rose gives a hoot how Americans release records?

Beyond enticing pre-Thanksgiving shoppers, the move is tied to the structure of Best Buy’s sales week, which runs from Sunday to Saturday. As such, “Chinese Democracy” would not be eligible to chart on The Billboard 200 until the week of Dec. 1, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Clearly, Best Buy doesn’t care about tradition. Or chart placement. Does anybody? More importantly, how are they going to keep getting the album in the news every week until Thanksgiving? Developing…

2 thoughts on “Chinese Democracy Disrespects Sabbath”

  1. IM conversation with Jake:

    [13:31] phil: So Chinese Democracy has an in-store date. No Neil archives?

    [13:31] jake: ha.

    [13:31] jake: seriously.

    [13:31] jake: neil is crazier than axl.

    [13:31] phil: neil can’t let that troll beat him to market

    [13:31] jake: i hear you, man.

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