Band are in talks...
Jason Gregory

09:06 16th August 2008

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Guns N’ Roses long-awaited new studio album could be released exclusively in retail stores, it’s been reported.

Wal-Mart and Best Buy are understood to be leading negotiations to acquire 'Chinese Democracy's' release - possibly before the end of 2008.

Industry reports have escalated since Irving Azoff's Front Line Management took over all of the bands business duties.

Last year, the company were influential in instigating the release of The Eagles ‘Long Road To Eden’ via Wal-Mart chains. The album enjoyed huge, chart-topping success in the US.

According to Billboard, Guns N Roses are also in negotiations for a more traditional release which would take in the rest of the world.

As previously reported on Gigwise
, Guns N Roses will release their first song in over a decade on the next installment of Rock Band.

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Guns N Roses – Through The Years.

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