1994 Chinese Democracy history: Hard to pinpoint a specific starting point for the recording of Chinese Democracy, but band lore has it that some music was at least attempted to be put to tape in 1994, although apparently nothing of much significance. Duff McKagan and Slash are still in the band, and the act continues to release singles from 1993s "The Spaghetti Incident?" The world outside of Chinese Democracy: January is eventful, with the Nancy Kerrigan versus Tonya Harding bout, and President Bill Clinton giving his first State of the Union speech. The music world suffers a tragedy when Kurt Cobain is found dead in Seattle. On a lighter note, future gold medalist Shawn Johnson turns 2.
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