Guns N’ Roses Sues Geffen Over New ‘Best Of’

Current and former members of Guns N’ Roses have filed a lawsuit against Geffen Records in an attempt to block what they call the “unauthorized release” of a pending best-of collection. The “Greatest Hits” set, due March 23, is tipped to feature such favorites as “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Patience” and “Paradise City.”

In an interesting twist, former GNR principals Slash and Duff McKagan have joined lone current original member Axl Rose in filing the lawsuit, which seeks a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the issuing of “Greatest Hits.”

The band claims it was not consulted on the track list, artwork or the remastering of the chosen songs. In a statement released by the group’s management at the Sanctuary Group, Rose expresses concern that “not only will [the] audience be misled into believing that the planned compilation is an authorized release, but that it will hinder the release of the band’s long-awaited new studio album, Chinese Democracy.


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