Well, it seems to be official: Chinese Democracy is coming out on November 23. I know, I'll believe it when I see it too... but this really does seem promising. And we'll all get a free Dr. Pepper too!
Out of curiosity, I typed in "chinese democracy" into Google's early days search engine, which recreates a search from January 2001. Amazingly, the results (of which there are 5,180) are mostly about democracy in China. Guns N Roses doesn't show up until the 9th link. Whereas today, the first result (of which there are 1.2 million) is the album's Wikipedia page. Also, back in January 2001 Wikipedia had a whopping 6,000 articles (with no entry on Chinese Democracy or even Guns N Roses) and looked like this.