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"Rock Band" practicing "Chinese Democracy"

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Axel Rose, lead singer for the band Guns N' Roses, performs during a concert in Budapest June 1, 2006. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai
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By David J. Prince

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Axl Rose may have spent 15 years fine-tuning the 14 tracks on "Chinese Democracy," but it took only five months for the album to make its way into the "Rock Band" video-game franchise.

"Chinese Democracy" will be released in its entirety on the Rock Band Music Store on April 14, and gamers will be able to download and play all 13 songs from the record, Harmonix and MTV Games announced Friday. "Shackler's Revenge," the first track to emerge from the album, made its debut in the "Rock Band 2" release.

Gamers who use the XBox 360 and Playstation 3 gaming systems will be able to purchase the entire album and individual tracks, while Nintendo Wii players can buy the tracks only individually.

Axl Rose told Billboard that the game's producers felt the album's multiple layers and tracks needed extra programing to sound and play correctly. "They felt the record -- based on the nature and complexity of the depth of instrumentation -- deserved a bit more attention and some more involved elements than they've generally dealt with," he said.

"Chinese Democracy" was released in November 2008 and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)

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