STEVEN ADLER: 'The New GUNS N' ROSES Album Will Suck'

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler conducted a phone interview Thursday night (May 15) with Philadelphia radio station WYSP 94.1 Rock. When asked by host Spike why he thought people still cared about GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose after all these years, Adler said, "They [the public] feel bad for him, they feel ...

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CRUACHAN Rejoined By Flutist

Ireland's CRUACHAN have been rejoined by flutist John O' Fathaigh. John, who left the band last summer for personal reasons, "has sorted his life out" and is once more a member of the group, according to their official web site. CRUACHAN are currently hard at work on their new album, "Pagan", tentatively due in the ...

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GODSMACK Offer Military A Concert Discount

The Boston Herald reports GODSMACK are offering Massachusetts military personnel and their families $10 tickets to the band's May 22 concert at the Tweeter Center. "We're very proud of our troops and we appreciate their support, and this is our small way of showing our support for them," frontman Sully Erna commented. GODSMACK's track "Awake" ...

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OPETH To Team Up With PORCUPINE TREE For North American Tour

OPETH will be teaming up with PORCUPINE TREE for a co-headlining North American tour beginning in early July. According to PORCUPINE TREE's official web site, "OPETH have recently been touring North America extensively to promote their 2002 album 'Deliverance', but on their tour with [PORCUPINE TREE] they will be focusing on their non-metal material for ...

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KORN Drummer: New Album Will Be Simpler, More Stripped Down

KORN guitarists James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch are currently at a Los Angeles studio recording their parts for the group's new album, tentatively due in the fall. According to drummer David Silveria, the as-yet-untitled CD is "a little heavier, a little more simple than the last couple records, a little more riff-based, not ...

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GREAT WHITE Form Legal Defense Fund

GREAT WHITE, the rock band whose pyrotechnics are believed to have sparked a deadly nightclub fire in West Warwick, have created a trust to help pay their legal bills, according to the Associated Press. "This is a fund that's just set up in response to the many, many fans and other bands that said, 'Hey, ...

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DEFTONES Offer Local U.K. Bands Support Slots

DEFTONES are offering local U.K. bands the chance to support them on their tour in June. Interested groups should send a package (CD, photo, biography) to the respective promoters who will make a decision following the closing date of May 27. Bands interested in opening for the DEFTONES at London Brixton Academy (June 2) or ...

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