VELVET REVOLVER: Tensions On The Road Run High

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Dave Kushner recently told Entertainment Weekly (EW.com) that the group's decision to do away with their drug-fueled lifestyle of the past doesn't necessarily equal stability. "You don't need drugs and alcohol to have drama," said Kushner. "Sometimes the absence of it makes it worse. You've got five big egos, you've ...

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DECONSTRUCT To Open For DROWNING POOL, HED(PE) In California

Sacramento, California's DECONSTRUCT will support DROWNING POOL and HED(PE) at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA this Wednesday, November 24. DECONSTRUCT, who opened for KORN at the Arco Arena in Sacramento on November 12, recently appeared on the debut episode of MTV's "Battle For Ozzfest". The band are currently completing work on their full-length album, "The ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN Bassist Breaks Hand

ORANGE GOBLIN bassist Martyn Millard reportedly broke his hand on Friday, November 12, 2004. According to lead singer Ben Ward, "After a few too many beers, he fell over while running for the night bus and spent the night in Homerton A&E." Fortunately, Millard will still be able to play with the band. Their next ...

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CANDLELIGHT RECORDS Inks Deal With LEE DORRIAN's RISE ABOVE Label

Candlelight Records has announced its newly agreed cooperation with England's Rise Above Records. Under the agreement, Candlelight will see to the stateside release of all new recordings from the popular doom rock label. The first planned release is the fourth album from Canada's SHEAVY in early April. Rise Above Records was formed in 1989 by ...

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SLASH: 'I Have Nothing To Do With GUNS N' ROSES Now'

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash recently spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times about the group's current tour and GUNS N' ROSES, among other topics. An excerpt from the interview follows: Chicago Sun-Times: GUNS N' ROSES' influence on hard rock and heavy metal was enormous. Do you think Axl Rose's ill-fated attempts to continue under the band's name ...

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