VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Says Debut CD Will Be 'Unbelievable'

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Josh Abraham (STAIND, ORGY, POWERMAN 5000) to produce their much-anticipated debut album. The as-yet-untitled CD, which ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Play One-Off Show In Hollywood

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will be playing a one-off show on November 15 at ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Files For Divorce

Scott Weiland, lead singer for the STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and VELVET REVOLVER, filed for divorce Tuesday (October 14) from his wife, according to the Associated Press. The couple married in May 2000 and separated in September 2002, documents said. Mary Weiland filed for divorce after their separation, but dropped the matter in August. Scott Weiland, ...

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Report: Have A Bad Night At The Concert? Better Think Twice Before Suing

Jim Derogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that rock fans are routinely treated like second-class citizens and willing dupes: They are regularly subjected to high ticket prices, unpleasant, uncomfortable and sometimes unsafe venues, exorbitant Ticketmaster service charges and poor sound quality. Fans of classical music, theater or dance would never put up with such conditions. ...

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SoundScan Report: LIMP BIZKIT, STATIC-X, SEVENDUST

LIMP BIZKIT will land at No. 11 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart after shifting 78,000 copies of their fourth album, "Results May Vary", in its third week of release, for a total sales-tally of 530,000 — roughly one half of the first-week figure of their previous album, "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog ...

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Former SOULFLY Members Join Forces In ABLOOM

Former SOULFLY members Mikey Doling (guitar), Marcello D. Rapp (bass), and Roy Mayorga (drums) have rejoined forces in ABLOOM, the California-based group formerly known as MOTHRA. The band, whose lineup is rounded out by guitarist Levon Sultanian and vocalist Jason Radford (both of ONESIDEZERO), played two shows (in San Diego and Santa Barbara) last weekend ...

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Ex-BLOOD FEAST Guitarist To Record Full-Length CD With WITHOUT END

WITHOUT END, the new band featuring former BLOOD FEAST guitarist Adam Tranquilli, will be entering Big Blue Meanie Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey to record a full-length album, tentatively slated for release in the spring. After hearing WITHOUT END, fans will be able to "tell who in BLOOD FEAST was the [musical] driving force," according ...

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KERRY KING Talks About METALLICA, Next SLAYER CD

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King gave a lengthy interview to Metal Edge magazine in which he discussed a number of topics, including the progress of the songwriting sessions for SLAYER's next album and METALLICA's evolution from an underground thrash phenomenon to one of the most commercially successful heavy rock bands in the world. The following are ...

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AMEN's 'Death Before Musick' To Surface In March

AMEN have set "Death Before Musick" as the title for their new album, tentatively due in March through SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist Daron Malakian's EatUrMusic label. "[Daron]'s a music guy," AMEN frontman Casey Chaos told Rolling Stone. "We were getting ready to do a tour of the U.K. and Daron was like 'What's going ...

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