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What Went Down During Our 17-Year Wait for Guns N’ Roses’ New Album

Pigs filled the sky this week, as Guns N’ Roses finally released the ridiculously long-awaited Chinese Democracy. In addition to costing Dr. Pepper a boatload of free soda, Axl Rose has revealed that what he’s spent the last decade and a half working on may have been (mostly) worth the wait.

To help celebrate, and to put things in perspective, after the jump, a short list of some things that have happened since the release of the last original GNR albums, 1991’s Use Your Illusion 1 and 2.

- Bill Clinton and George W. Bush each served two full terms in office

- Miley Cyrus was brought into the world

- The Strokes graduated high school, formed, released three albums, and went on hiatus

- The MP3 was unleashed

- That 70s Show debuted, ran for eight seasons and 200 episodes, and was canceled

- Harry Potter was introduced, featured in seven books, and set aside by author J.K. Rowling

- Peter Jackson’s entire Lord of the Rings trilogy screened in theaters and was released on DVD

- People got their first glimpse of South Park and Family Guy

- Mobile phones became small enough to carry in your pocket

- The World Wide Web was made available to the public

For more on Chinese Democracy, visit www.gunsnroses.com.

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