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SUKI JONES To Become ADLER'S APPETITE

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, will be officially changing their name to ADLER'S APPETITE. According to The Official Steven Adler Fan Site, "Steven said that so many ...

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Hard Rock Musicians Get Charitable

Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW), Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Tommy Lee (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE), and Steven Adler (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) are among the hard rock musicians scheduled to appear Saturday night (May 31) at the "Meatloaf & Friends All Star Jam & Pool Party" at Skin at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be ...

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OPETH Confirm North American Tour With PORCUPINE TREE

Sweden's OPETH have confirmed the dates for their upcoming "Damnation" Tour 2003 with PORCUPINE TREE. The details are as follows Jul. 15 – Toronto, ONT - Opera House Jul. 16 – Montreal, QUE - Medley Jul. 17 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza Jul. 18 – Boston. MA - Berkeley Performance Centre Jul. 19 ...

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SUKI JONES: Live Photos Posted Online

MB Imaging has posted photos of SUKI JONES performing live in Albany and Long Island earlier in the month. Check them out: Albany, Long Island. SUKI JONES is the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist ...

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Original FATES WARNING Guitarist Checks In With Latest Update

Original FATES WARNING guitarist Victor Arduini, who played on the group's classic early efforts "Night On Brocken" (1984) and "The Spectre Within" (1985), has posted an update on his current activities to the official FATES WARNING message board. Arduini's posting reads as follows: "I'd be happy to give an 'update' to anyone interested... Here you ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Appear On WILLIE NELSON TV Special

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler is among the featured guests on USA Network's "Willie Nelson and Friends: Live and Kickin'", a 70th birthday celebration for a self-proclaimed old-fashioned musical man, who, to many of his fans, represents a breathing symbol of America. The show, which is set to air Monday night (May 26) at 9:00 p.m. ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Working On THE ESSENESS PROJECT

TESTAMENT guitarist Steve Smyth has spent time recently working on his instrumental side project called THE ESSENESS PROJECT. The band, which features Smyth and his longtime friend Steven Hoffman (ex-ARIAH/SWEET LEAF bassist), was previously described as "progressive" and "covering a wide spectrum of moods," with some of the material being worked on spanning back to ...

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METALLICA's HETFIELD Reveals His Most Memorable Festival Experience

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, a veteran of the summer festival circuit, recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about his most memorable festival experience from the pre-METALLICA days. "Probably the most memorable was the California World Music Festival," Hetfield said. "It was one of those two-day things. The first night was TED NUGENT and VAN HALEN ...

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AEROSMITH's TYLER: 'Good Music Is Like Good Sex'

The Boston Herald reports that AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry took a break from recording the group's latest — a blues record due out in September — to throw a private party Saturday night at the House of Blues in Cambridge. The event, to introduce Gibson Guitar's new "Joe Perry Signature" ax, was packed with Perry's ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY To Unveil Signature Guitar

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry is unveiling his signature guitar at the House of Blues in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Saturday (May 17), according to CNN. The Gibson brand guitar, dubbed the Gibson Joe Perry Signature, was first inspired by Perry's wife Billie. She secretly conspired to build a prototype of the guitar with the people at ...

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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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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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AEROSMITH Singer's Commencement Speech, Performance Posted Online

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's commencement speech to the graduating class at Berklee College of Music last Saturday (May 10) has been posted online in video and audio formats. Also available for listening is Tyler's "sweeping, emotional" version of AEROSMITH's "Dream On", augmented by horns and a string section, which was performed at The 2003 Commencement ...

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EXODUS: Studio-Bound!

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS will enter Prairie Sun studios (web site) in Cotati, California on May 23 with producer Andy Sneap (SKINLAB, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, MACHINE HEAD) to begin recording their new album, "Tempo Of The Damned", for a late 2003 release. The long-awaited follow-up to 1992's "Force Of Habit" ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman Receives Honorary Doctorate: Photos Available

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler was given an honorary Doctor Of Music degree from Boston's Berklee College of Music on Saturday (May 10). Tyler addressed the graduates and guests at the school's commencement exercises, which were held at the Reggie Lewis Track And Athletic Center in Boston. Tyler cautioned the students, saying, "A career in music ...

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WARRANT Guitarist To Join SUKI JONES For East Coast Dates

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have now recruited WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner as a temporary replacement for Brent Muscat (FASTER PUSSYCAT). Turner will be joining the group on their upcoming East Coast ...

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SUKI JONES Enlist BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Guitarist For East Coast Tour

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have recruited guitarist Michael Thomas (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, ENGINES OF AGGRESSION) as a temporary replacement for Brent Muscat (FASTER PUSSYCAT). Thomas will be joining the group on their ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer To Appear In ROLLING STONE Magazine

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler was reportedly interviewed for the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine. In other news, Adler is a confirmed special guest on the POISON/VINCE NEIL summer tour at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, Texas on July 19. Also on the Adler front, Steven has apparently expressed an ...

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AEROSMITH Frontman To Be Given Honorary Degree

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler will be given an honorary Doctor Of Music degree from Boston's Berklee College of Music on May 10. Tyler will address the graduates and guests at the school's commencement exercises, which will be held at the Reggie Lewis Track And Athletic Center in Boston. Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will also be ...

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PAPA WHEELIE Bassist Forms Metal Band

PAPA WHEELIE bassist Joe Ledesma (a.k.a. Joefus) has formed a new metal band called KRUCIBLE. The group — who are completed by Satawn (vocals), Jason Lonich (guitar), and Eric Berry (drums) — will be performing live at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in Concord, California on Saturday, April 12. Tentative plans exist to record a ...

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Office Of Strategic Influence - OSI

Controversy isn't something readily associated with something as mathematical and calculated as a progressive rock supergroup. But controversial this album is — and not for the first reason that springs to mind. That group/album title, you see, eludes to a proposed covert US information agency dreamed up after 9/11 to supposedly spread favorable propaganda in ...

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SUKI JONES: More Tour Dates Announced

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, have announced additional dates as part of their national tour. The latest additions are as follows: Apr. 30 - San Francisco, CA ...

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SUKI JONES: Complete Set List Revealed

The complete set list for SUKI JONES' show at Boulder Station in Las Vegas on Saturday night (March 22) was as follows: 01. Welcome to the Jungle 02. It's so Easy 03. Mr. Brownstone 04. Sin City (AC/DC) 05. Nighttrain 06. My Michelle 07. Hollywood (THIN LIZZY) 08. Mama Kin 09. Knockin' On Heavens' Door ...

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SUKI JONES Perform To 'Unbelievable' Crowd Reaction In Vegas

SUKI JONES, the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, made their live debut this past weekend at sold-out shows in Kingman, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. The group performed an all-cover ...

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OPETH Mainman To Collaborate With PORCUPINE TREE Singer

OPETH mastermind Mikael Akerfeldt and PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson will reportedly collaborate on a LINDA PERHACS cover for a tribute CD to the early '70s U.S. singer/songwriter, due later in the year. OPETH's new album, "Damnation", will be released in a limited-edition digipak version (around 20,000 copies) as well as a standard jewel-case edition. ...

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STAR ONE: 'Live On Earth' Track Listing Announced

STAR ONE, the project led by AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE), will issue a live CD and DVD recorded during the band's recent Intergalactic Space Crusaders European tour. In addition to Lucassen, the group's touring lineup included drummer Ed Warby (AYREON, STAR ONE, GOREFEST), bassist Peter Vink (AYREON, FINCH, Q65), keyboardist Joost van den ...

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