Writing and recording process of the Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy

The historical background of Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy spans two decades and millions of dollars.

Touring legs began in 2001, and the recording process included many starts and stops, along with personnel changes, major release delays and leaks. Although some details regarding the album's delay have surfaced, vocalist Axl Rose has yet to directly address why it took so long for the album to get released.