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Chinese Democracy
Chinese Democracy cover
Single by Guns N' Roses
Album Chinese Democracy
Released (Single) October 22, 2008
(Album) November 23, 2008
Recorded 1994-2007
Genre Heavy Metal Industrial Rock
Length 4:43
Writers Axl Rose, Josh Freese, Robin Finck, Tommy Stinson, Dizzy Reed, Paul Tobias, Eric Cadieux, Caram Costanzo
Label Geffen Records
Producer Axl Rose, Caram Costanzo
Chinese Democracy chronology
1. "Chinese Democracy" 2. "Shackler's Revenge"

"Chinese Democracy" is the first track on Guns N' Roses' 2008 album Chinese Democracy. It was released as a single on October 22, 2008, reached #34 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and #27 on the UK Singles Chart.


"Chinese Democracy" has been sporadically performed live since it was debuted in 2001, but it became a setlist staple in 2009, being used as the opener for every show since.


Guns N' Roses and former members
  • Arrangement - Sean Beavan
  • Digital editing - Eric Cadieux, Caram Costanzo, Sean Beavan

Chinese Democracy artwork from the alternate version of Chinese Democracy.