A date has been set for a for the release of a
Guns N' Roses greatest hits album. The
album, so creatively titled Greatest Hits is
set to drop on March 23 via Geffen. The 14-track
album will contain such G N' R classics as "Welcome
To The Jungle," Sweet Child O' Mine," "Paradise City"
and "Sympathy For The Devil" (a cover of the
Rolling Stones tune that they did for the
Interview With A Vampire soundtrack).
In recent years Geffen issued two DVD releases for
Guns N' Roses. The fist was a DVD of the home
video Welcome To The Videos and the
second was the two-volume Use Your
Illusion. However, this newest release may not
be hitting the streets on the aforementioned date.
According to Billboard, the band did not
consent to the release and may take legal action to
stop it from dropping. The band is not the only
group up in arms about the possible release of the
greatest hits album either. According to NME,
fans are less than pleased with the track-
and the lack of extras. In fact, die-hard Guns N'
Roses fans have begun an online petition and are
emailing Universal Music in hopes of preventing the
release. The petition is posted on this
Despite all the hoopla, the hard-rocking G N' R will
be preforming live for the first time since their not-
so-smooth 2002 comeback tour (apparently
Axl didn't practice his snake-like dance
and they had to cancel the tour with 13 remaining
dates) at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival in Lisbon,
The band are still working perpetually pushed-back
album Chinese Democracy. The street
date for the album is still unknown, but according
to Billboard, bassist Tommy Stinson
stated that some finishing touches were
applied and it would soon be sent off for mixing.
As for Greatest Hits, should it ever drop,
here is the track-listing:
"Welcome to the Jungle"
"Sweet Child O' Mine"
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
"You Could Be Mine"
"Live and Let Die"
"Ain't It Fun"
"Since I Don't Have You"
"Sympathy for the Devil"