In a brief interview with New York magazine backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose explained what’s been holding up the release of the oft-delayed ‘Chinese Democracy’, an album he’s spent more than a decade working on. “It’s not about being a control freak,” he said. “It’s about being maybe smart enough to go, ‘No, that’s a bad idea.’ That’s all it’s about keeping the ability to at least have a shot as opposed to something that’s just an obvious disaster. I want to make a good record. I don’t want to throw a brick. This cannot be Shaq at the free-throw line.” Rose added that the disc will surface before the end of 2006. Read more.