Banned In China: Apparently the Chinese Cultural Department has issues with the entirety of Chinese Democracy, despite just the title track bothering them. It's also the basis for a bad joke: Chinese Democracy is banned in China. Also the Guns N Roses album.
An attempt at an English accent so dire, it makes Axl a prime contender for the Dick Van Dyke of hard rock.
The Pete Best: The original line-up was Axl, Tracii Guns, Izzy, Ole Beich and Rob Gardner. Yes, only two of them are in the image atop of the main page.
Throw It In: "Sweet Child O'Mine" was recorded in one take. As Axl didn't have anything written after Slash's solo, he started improvising by lampshading the situation: "Where do we go, where do we go now?"
Chinese Democracy, the musical equivalent to Duke Nukem Forever, took 15 years to be released.
The music video for the second single, "Better".
What Could Have Been: If the band hadn't essentially disappeared off the face of the planet in the mid-'90s despite being one of music's biggest rock bands at the time, there's no telling just how much bigger they could have become.