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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Co-Host 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash will co-host ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" all next week. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs in most markets at 12:05 a.m. Musical performers on the March 28 show will be CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Make National TV Debut

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 making their national TV debut on ABC's "Jimmy ...

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THE BLUEPRINT: Demo Track Posted Online

THE BLUEPRINT, the Nottingham, UK-based group consisting of former PITCHSHIFTER guitarist Matt Grundy, ex-EARTHTONE9 singer Karl Middleton, PITCHSHIFTER bassist Mark Clayden, CONSUMED guitarist Will Burchell and CONSUMED drummer Chris Billam, have posted a demo track, titled "Scorched Earth Policy", at this location. "Scorched Earth Policy" will be one of several songs recorded during ...

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Former SAIGON KICK Duo Contemplate 'Reunion' Show

Former SAIGON KICK vocalist Matt Kramer and drummer Phil Varone (SKID ROW) are tentatively planning on putting on a special performance in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida consisting of nothing but material from the first two SAIGON KICK albums. "[Phil and I] were hanging out the other night getting piss faced, and we started talking about doing ...

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YOUTH OF TODAY to Reunite For WITH FULL FORCE, European Club Dates

Legendary '80s straight-edge hardcore band YOUTH OF TODAY, featuring SHELTER frontman Ray Cappo, will reunite this summer to play several European shows, including Germany's With Full Force 2003 festival, which is set to take place July 4-6 at airport Roitzschjora, Löbnitz near Leipzig. YOUTH OF TODAY's lineup for the reunion shows will consist of the ...

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JOSH TODD Bucks GUNS N' ROSES

Former BUCKCHERRY frontman Josh Todd recently spoke to Rolling Stone about his failed attempt at becoming the frontman of a new group featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Matt Sorum (drums), and Duff McKagan (bass). After a much-talked-about live performance last April at the Randy Castillo benefit concert in Hollywood with Slash, McKagan, ...

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ZWAN Confirmed For Germany's ROCK AM RING, ROCK IN PARK Festivals

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals, scheduled to take place ...

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BEWKENHEIMER Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Worcester, Massachusetts' BEWKENHEIMER (formerly DR. BEWKENHEIMER), who feature in their ranks GEEZER/LD/50 vocalist Clark Brown, have parted ways with bassist Matt Cole and have replaced him with Brendan Cheever (ex-CONTROLLED AGGRESSION). The group, who recently added a second guitarist in the shape of Dan Bongiorno (also ex-CONTROLLED AGGRESSION), are working on the material for the ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer Forms BEATLES Tribute Band

For his May 17 appearance at the Modern Drummer Festival, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has assembled a one-off lineup of musicians to fulfill one of his dreams of playing in a BEATLES tribute band. The project will be called YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD and will feature Mike Portnoy, Matt Bissonette and Neal Morse. Due to ...

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GREAT WHITE's TY LONGLEY: A Former Porn Star?

GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley, one of 99 people to die from injuries suffered in a Feb. 20 fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., had worked as an adult film actor prior to joining GREAT WHITE three years ago, according to AVN.com (Adult Video News). Longley, who is widely believed ...

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DEADSETT Enter Studio, Line Up Live Gigs

DEADSETT, the new band featuring former PISSING RAZORS frontman Jason Bragg, are recording a new demo at the Los Angeles Recording Workshop with engineer/producer Matt Snell. According to the band, "This new demo will have some serious balls." Upcoming DEADSETT tour dates: Mar. 13 – Downey, CA @ The Stardust Mar. 29 – Eagle Rock, ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN: AXL's Band Is Not GUNS N' ROSES

Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum, who are playing together in an as-yet-unnamed band with fellow ex-GN'R alumni Slash (guitar) and Izzy Stradlin (guitar), recently spoke to Launch about the current GN'R lineup, led by sole original member Axl Rose. "It's not GUNS N' ROSES, you know? [Axl] should have ...

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CAMP FREDDY: Rehearsal Photos Posted Online

Photos of CAMP FREDDY rehearsing for their Feb. 22 appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show have been posted online at this location. CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist ...

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DEE SNIDER, GAVIN ROSSDALE To Jam With CAMP FREDDY At NYC Gig

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider and BUSH singer Gavin Rossdale are the latest celebrity musicians to have confirmed their participation in an all-star jam set to take place during CAMP FREDDY's appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 22 as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show. Also set to ...

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Former SAIGON KICK Singer Resurfaces With Solo Debut

Former SAIGON KICK frontman Matt Kramer recently resurfaced after a lengthy silence with his first album as a solo artist, "War & Peas". He explained to Electricbasement.com what happened to his previous band. "Let's say I was getting ripped off. Yeah, they found me on the highway jacked up on blocks, stripped and burning...and broke. ...

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THE CULT, FUEL Members To Join CAMP FREDDY At NYC Gig

THE CULT's Billy Duffy, MOBY and FUEL's Bret Scallions will be among the guest stars performing with CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 22 as part of MTV's "Rock The Vote Awards" show. CAMP FREDDY is the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Star In Reality TV Show

Former members of GUNS N' ROSES — guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum — plus newcomer guitarist Dave Kushner (formerly of McKagan's post-GN'R project LOADED) are holding tryouts in Los Angeles to fill the vacant singer slot in their new band, and VH1 is filming the proceedings for a new show. "I ...

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CAMP FREDDY Announce New York City Show!

CAMP FREDDY, the "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, have announced a one-off East Coast concert on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The group, ...

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ZWAN Land At #3 On BILLBOARD Album Chart

Chicago-based ZWAN, the new band featuring former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and A PERFECT CIRCLE bassist Paz Lechantin, are the highest debuting act on the next Billboard 200 albums chart, having sold 90,025 copies of their debut album, "Mary Star of ...

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PISSING RAZORS Name New CD, Announce Live Show

PISSING RAZORS have set "Evolution" as the title for their upcoming studio album, tentatively due in April through Spitfire Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Where We Come From" marks the recording debut with the group of new guitarist Matt Difabio (ex-SINGLE BULLET THEORY) and vocalist Andre Acosta. In other news, the band have announced a ...

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ARTISAN Announce New Drummer, Complete Work On Demo

California-based ARTISAN, the band featuring ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist Perry Grayson, have been joined by former COLD MOON drummer Justin Bouchee. ARTISAN's previous drummer Matt Conley left the band on good terms in November. The group are currently mixing their four-song demo, and they hope to have it out in spring. For more information on ARTISAN, ...

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STEELHEART Frontman Auditions For Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Project

STEELHEART frontman Mike Matijevic is the latest singer to have publicly admitted having auditioned for the vocalist slot in the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums). Matijevic, who is currently working on a new STEELHEART album, reportedly put down lead vocals over four instrumental ...

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KING DIAMOND Prepare To Record 'The Puppet Master'

KING DIAMOND have finished writing 12 songs for their next studio album, "The Puppet Master", tentatively due in October through Metal Blade Records. According to the band's official web site, "King wrote nine songs this time and finished writing the music for those songs about two weeks ago. [KING DIAMOND guitarist] Andy [LaRocque] contributed three ...

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ZWAN: Live Photos Posted Online

Several photos taken during ZWAN's performance at their album release party at The Museum Of Science And Industry in Chicago, Illinois have been posted online at this location. ZWAN feature in their ranks former SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan, ex-PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, former CHAVEZ guitarist Matt Sweeney, ex-SLINT guitarist David Pajo, and ...

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HARLEY FLANAGAN Slams CRO-MAGS 'Farewell' Tour Plans

CRO-MAGS co-founder Harley Flanagan (bass/vocals) has issued a statement slamming his former bandmate, vocalist John Joseph, over his plans to embark on a CRO-MAGS "farewell" tour next month with an all-new lineup that does not include Flanagan. The statement reads as follows: "Harley Flanagan WILL NOT be touring with John Bloodclot and his NO-MAGS. This ...

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