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GUNS N' ROSES: VH1 Documentary To Air In June

VH1 is reportedly working on a "Behind the Music"-style documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES. Among the people that are set to contribute to the project are original members Slash, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler, plus Tom Zutaut (former A&R executive at Geffen Records), Josh Richman (video director), Teddy Andreadis (keyboard player), ...

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NEUROTICA Reform, Announce Florida Date With SKID ROW

NEUROTICA, the reformed band led by former ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, will be playing their first show back as the support act for SKID ROW on Saturday, May 15 at the Masquerade in Ybor City, Florida. NEUROTICA's current lineup consists of Shaefer, guitarist Chris Rollo, and "three new faces," according to Kelly. More information will ...

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SLASH, Wife Reveal Name Of Their Second Child

Former GUNS N' ROSES/current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (real name: Saul Hudson), 38, and his wife, Perla Hudson, 31, an ex-model, plan to name their second child Cash Anthony, according to People magazine. The baby, a boy, is due in July. Their son London is 2. ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Threatens Magazine Writer Over CD Review

VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland has slammed Maxim magazine writer Jon Caramanica over his review of the group's debut album, "Contraband", stating — among other things — that Caramanica "knows about as much about me and my legal situation as he does about our music." Read on for Caramanica's brief review of the CD and ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Top U.K. Album Chart

GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits" compilation rose to No. 1 on the U.K. charts in its fifth chart week, replacing ANASTACIA's self-titled third Epic album at the top, according to Billboard. The Axl Rose-fronted band's only previous U.K. best-seller was "Use Your Illusion II", which spent a solitary week at the top in September 1991. ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Slither' To Become Available As A Digital Download

VELVET REVOLVER's first single, "Slither", will be available as a 99-cent digital download from various online outlets (including iTunes, Napster, Real, and Walmart.com) beginning on Tuesday, April 20. "Slither" comes off the group's much-anticipated debut, "Contraband", due on June 8 through RCA Records. For the "Slither" video, VELVET REVOLVER — lead vocalist Scott Weiland, guitarist ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Tour Dates Announced

VELVET REVOLVER will jump-start the June 8 release of their much-anticipated debut album, "Contraband" (RCA), with their first-ever tour. Launching May 13 in St. Louis, the intimate venue trek will take the band — who've only played one show before (last year in Los Angeles) — across the U.S. into such cities as New York, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Kick Off Two-Month U.S. Tour On May 13

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash has told Launch Radio Networks that the band will kick off their first nationwide tour on May 13 in St. Louis, Missouri. Dates and venues for the trek, which will run through July 22, could be announced as early as Tuesday (April 13). As previously reported, VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland ...

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Report: SCOTT WEILAND Cleared To Tour With VELVET REVOLVER

Vocalist Scott Weiland, who has has spent the past several months in a court-ordered drug rehabilitation center after pleading no contest last year to heroin possession, been cleared by California authorities to tour with his bandmates in VELVET REVOLVER, according to Billboard.com. "Scott actually just got cleared to tour today," VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS ...

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Will Older GUNS N' ROSES Fans Buy A New Album From The Group?

The charts editor for Billboard magazine has spoken to Newsday about the impressive chart debut of GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits" — a collection of previously released songs from a band whose last studio collection, "The Spaghetti Incident?", came out more than a decade ago. As previously reported, singer Axl Rose and fellow original members ...

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Hanging Out With SLASH In New York City

Tricia Romano of the Village Voice has included the following tidbit in the April 5 installment of her "Fly Life" regular column: "Still in recovery mode the next night, I went to my weekly moonlighting DJ gig at the Soho Grand. The four hours are usually passed with mellow house music and downtempo. ...

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CARCASS: 'Best Of' Collection Due In May

Earache Records will be issuing a "best of" collection from legendary U.K. grindcore band CARCASS on May 17. Titled "Choice Cuts", the compilation contains over 20 tracks, including two full Peel Sessions broadcast back in 1989 and 1990. It also features a comprehensive booklet including an in-depth interview with drummer Ken Owen. "Choice Cuts" (view ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Contraband' Release Pushed Back To June

The release date of VELVET REVOLVER's much-anticipated debut album, "Contraband", has been postponed to June 8 from the previously announced May 18, according to the web site of the group's record label, RCA Records. No reason was given for the delay. The album's first single, "Slither", will be delivered to radio for airplay consideration in ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Film 'Slither' Video In Early April

Plans are moving forward for VELVET REVOLVER to film a video for "Slither", the upcoming first single from the group's debut album, "Contraband", in early April. Director Kevin Kerslake is shooting interior and exterior scenes in Los Angeles and Europe (including catacombs footage in France), while the band will film their performance in early April ...

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