2003 “Chinese Democracy” history: Guns N’ Roses goes on hiatus. Meanwhile, Axl’s former No. 2 guy, Slash, gets rolling with another new band in Velvet Revolver. The act records and releases its first cut in 2003, the song “Set Me Free” from “Hulk.” Despite being on hiatus, a Guns N’ Roses song entitled “I.R.S.” leaks. Meanwhile, The Offspring announces that its upcoming album will be named “Chinese Democrazy (You Snooze, You Lose).” In the end, it’s released as “Splinter.” The world outside of “Chinese Democracy:” One of The WB’s signature shows, “ Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” comes to an end, as does “Dawson’s Creek.” And Miley Cyrus scores some of her first acting roles, with appearances in “Big Fish” and the television series “Doc.” Oh, and the Dixie Chicks criticize President Bush at a concert overseas.
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