One of those steps, definitely, is to let the lead singer know.
Label withdraws Deep Purple album after complaint
I haven't written about Guns N Roses and "Chinese Democracy" because it's music news about as much as Anna Nicole Smith is national news. But maybe this Deep Purple story offers a good idea: Maybe someone just needs to take the masters and release 'em. Pay to send Axl on a nice vacation for a couple of weeks and ... just ... put ... it ... out. What's he going to do? He's already pissed and weird and reclusive.
OK, since we're NOW talking about it, HMV, a U.K. CD/DVD/video game store, recently put this up on its Web site:
It won't come out. Ever.