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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Tops Guitar Greats Poll

Rock legend JIMI HENDRIX has been voted the greatest guitarist of all time in a poll of readers of UK music magazine Total Guitar. LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page came in at number two, while former CREAM member-turned-soloist Eric Clapton landed at three. Also appearing in the Top 20 are Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Eddie Van ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: PAUL HUGE Out, PSYCHEDELIC FURS Axeman In

GUNS N' ROSES have replaced guitarist Paul Huge (a.k.a. Paul Tobias) with ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE/PSYCHEDELIC FURS axeman Richard Fortus, according to Allstar. A press release confirming GNR's just-announced London Arena show fails to mention Huge, and instead lists Fortus' name as a third guitarist. Sources close to the FURS have reportedly confirmed that he has ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Trio Form Band Together?

GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Matt Sorum (drums) have reportedly been rehearsing, and are trying quite hard to get former GNR guitarist Izzy Stradlin back in the mix with the hopes of possibly touring together, according to Allstar. However, contrary to previous reports, BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd won't be the ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Goes Disco!

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash joined disco legends CHIC and NILE RODGERS onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California on June 29th for a rendition of CHIC's timeless smash "Le Freak". The performance took place as part of K-BIG 104's celebration of the Saturday Night Fever 25th Anniversary, dubbed Disco Fever. ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Appear In THE STROKES Video

Former GUNS 'N ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Matt Sorum (drums) will appear in the next video by THE STROKES, according to Launch. The clip, for the song "Someday", is being directed by Roman Coppola, son of famed film director Francis Ford Coppola. Also rumored to appear in the video are members ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Issue Solo CD In August

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin will issue his long-awaited solo album, entitled On Down The Road, through Universal Victor Records in Japan during August. The CD is of particular interest to GNR fans due to the fact that all bass tracks on it were performed by ex-GNR bassist Duff McKagan, while fellow ex-GUNNER ...

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The Birth Of A Supergroup?

A "reliable source" has told KNAC.com that BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd is currently jamming/writing in Los Angeles with MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx, ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash and ex-BLACK CROWES drummer Steve Gorman in what is being dubbed a "supergroup." No official word has come down from any of the involved parties ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Drummer STEVEN ADLER: I'm Pissed At AXL ROSE

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler recently commented publicly on the December 29th incident in Las Vegas that saw ex-GNR axeman Slash being turned away from a GUNS N' ROSES gig by security personnel who didn't want to enrage frontman Axl Rose by letting the guitarist into the venue. Stated Adler: That's so f.cking ...

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California Supergroup Pick Working Name, Plot Recording/Gigging Schedule

The new rock supergroup featuring Neal Schon (guitar—JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals—ex-VAN HALEN), Deen Castronovo (drums—JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass—VAN HALEN) have set PLANET US as the “working” name of the project, which recently laid down two original numbers with plans to track a full-length album later in the year. The quartet recorded the tracks "Vertigo" ...

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SLASH Denies Supergroup Involvement

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has NOT contributed to the two-song demo tape recently recorded by the superstar line-up of Neal Schon (guitar—JOURNEY), Sammy Hagar (vocals—ex-VAN HALEN), Deen Castronovo (drums—JOURNEY) and Michael Anthony (bass—VAN HALEN), despite a statement to the contrary posted at Hagar's official web site at www.redrocker.com. The yet-to-be-named band ...

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SLASH's Baby Progress WatchIn The Words Of His Wife

Here's another baby update from Perla Hudson, wife of former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, as posted on the official message board of the now-defunct SLASH'S SNAKEPIT: Slash wanted to tell everyone hello, and Thanks for all your kind messages. The baby is coming along just fine (Thank God) and we are very excited. Most ...

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SLASH's Baby Progress Watch—In The Words Of His Wife

Here's another “baby update” from Perla Hudson, wife of former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, as posted on the official message board of the now-defunct SLASH'S SNAKEPIT: “Slash wanted to tell everyone hello, and Thanks for all your kind messages. The baby is coming along just fine (Thank God) and we are very excited. Most ...

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SLASH's Wife Confirms Guitarist's Dad-To-Be Status

Perla Hudson, wife of former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, has confirmed via a posting at the official forum of Slash's now-defunct group SLASH'S SNAKEPIT that she is pregnant with the couple's first child, due in early September. Here is Perla's posting in its entirety: “Hi Everyone! Pitmaster was here showing me your wonderful messages ...

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SLASH Update: Does This Man Ever Rest?!

Former GUNS N' ROSES axeman Slash will be attending the AEROSMITH/CHEAP TRICK concert at the Sports Arena in San Diego, California this Thursday, January 17th, and a possibility exists that he will be joining the openers TRICK onstage for a quick jam. In other news, plans exist for Slash to embark on a Japanese tour ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Trio Reunite On New CD!

Former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Izzy Stradlin (guitar) and Duff McKagan (bass) have collaborated on Stradlin's new solo album, which is due to be issued via the Internet in late spring. Slash, who played guitar on the entire record, reportedly penned three of the album's cuts, while Stradlin (who also does all lead ...

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